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3 Questions To Ask Yourself While Examining Your Retail Business’s Cash Flow

No small business has perfect cash flow. There are just too many things that you have to do exactly right. This includes managing finances, maintaining business relationships, and the effectiveness of your entire business model. But while perfection might be impossible to achieve, strong cash flow can be a reality if you continuously follow the […]

5 Tips For Gaining Media Attention For Your Small Business

There are so many different ways to market your small business. Before committing to a certain channel or strategy, you must first determine if the choice has worked for businesses similar to your own. For more traditional businesses (retail stores, car dealerships, restaurants), one of the most effective types of marketing has been media attention. […]

3 Advantages Of Having A Seasonal Small Business

It’s safe to say that the media paints a rather negative picture of seasonal small businesses. Though virtually all businesses are technically seasonal (everyone has customers whose behavior is influenced by changes in weather), the term usually refers to businesses that perform the majority of the year’s sales in the summer or winter. You don’t […]

5 Tips For Managing Inventory For Your Retail Business

Inventory is one of the biggest headaches in the retail business. Failing to manage your inventory correctly is a surefire recipe for wasting money and diminished profits. Still, it’s hard to blame small businesses for having trouble in this department because of the many skills required for effective inventory management. You must be able to […]

4 Businesses Besides Retail That Get Very Busy During The Holiday Season

When you see an article about preparing your business for the holiday season, it’s almost always directed at retailers. The holiday season is traditionally the busiest time of the year for this industry. Their products are regularly purchased as gifts, and they are all the more special when purchased from a small business. For most […]

3 Reasons Today’s Small Business Loans Are (And Should Be) More Accessible

It’s rare for an entire industry to experience what can rightfully be referred to as a “transformation.” Well, the business financing industry is one of the few exceptions to this rule. More and more sources of small business loans are appearing and growing every day. Virtually every member of the new wave of business lenders […]

3 Possible Reasons Your Invoices Are Not Being Paid On Time

For many industries, late invoices are easily the most annoying and hazardous parts of the job. It often seems like there’s literally nothing you can do to ensure that all of your future clients/customers send payments on time. As luck would have it, a great deal of businesses that revolve around invoices are naturally prone […]

When To Go With A Business Term Loan For Your Construction Company

The evolution of the business financing industry has turned several types of small business loans that previously weren’t as popular into household names. These programs tend to be the specialties of the newest and most innovative business financing companies in the industry. Examples include the merchant cash advance, which is a specialty of United Capital […]

Get Your Cosmetics Store Ready For The Busy Season With A Merchant Cash Advance

If your busiest season of the year is the holidays, now is the time to prepare for the surge in demand. Maximizing the likelihood of strong sales is a very complicated process that involves numerous obstacles. But it’s safe to say the two biggest obstacles are the need for additional business funding and potential changes […]

How To Qualify For A Small Business Loan

The quest for a small business loan begins with a question: Which type of small business loan is right for you? Your answer will have two parts: a certain product from a certain business lender. Let’s start with the first part, since it’s much easier to choose a product that seems appropriate than a business […]