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Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

What You Need to Know About Rebuilding After a Natural Disaster

It can be tough to rebuild after a natural disaster. In fact, 40 percent of small businesses don’t reopen their doors after disasters, according to the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). With both hurricanes Harvey and Irma, many small businesses have been negatively affected. If you’re one of those small businesses, here are some tips… Read more

Construction, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

8 Tips for Working With First Responders During Natural Disasters

Water. Water everywhere. It’s one of the most insidious sources of damage to houses, as hurricane victims are learning. But water damage also is inherent in extinguishing fire…and everyday mishaps can plunge homeowners into the deep end, too. Water damage mitigation specialists are up to their necks these days in work. Once their work is… Read more

Finance & Accounting

How to Use A Sense of Community To Access Better Business Funding

Sometimes it takes a whole village to run a business, and you probably feel like some days you need a dollar from every villager to keep it going! Accessing better business funding isn’t just a case of stringent research and business plans, though those do help; it (literally) pays off to get involved in the… Read more

Construction, Finance & Accounting, Minority Businesses, Professional Services, Restaurant & Bars, Retail & Inventory, Taxes, Transportation & Trucking

Quarterly Tax Tip Sheet for Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

No matter the business, quarterly taxes are important to keep up with to avoid potential fines. The Wall St. Journal reported in August that the IRS has found a 40 percent increase in the number of Americans who didn’t pay enough in estimated quarterly taxes, between 2010 and 2015. That can affect you and your… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Invoicing

Do Your Invoicing Methods Affect Your Cash Flow?

In many industries, small business owners and freelancers rely on invoicing to get paid. If your invoicing process has holes, that can negatively affect your cash flow, and you should learn effective invoice strategies to improve your cash flow. Businesses live and die by cash flow— if you don’t have enough cash on hand, you… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Professional Services, Sales

6 Tips for Managing Business Expenses When You Work on Contract

If your small business relies on contract work, you probably experience some of the same revenue spikes and dips that seasonal businesses do. However, it’s even harder to manage expenses with certain kinds of contract work. Contract businesses can’t always count on increased revenue during a certain time of year like a seasonable business can…. Read more

Financial Management

3 Steps to A Branding Story That Will Get You Funded

You already know how valuable and awesome your company is. But if you want to want to get funded, you need to convince your investors of how valuable and awesome you are. The best way to convince them? By telling them a great story. Companies that get funded are ones that tell the best stories…. Read more

Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

3 Ways to Make the Most of a Payroll Loan

Sometimes you might have important bills that just can’t wait for payroll. In this case, it might be tempting to use a payroll loan to access cash quickly and conveniently. While most financial experts would advise people to use this kind of loan only if it’s absolutely necessary, there may be times when you have to take one… Read more

Equipment, Finance & Accounting, Small Business Loans

7 Things to Consider Before Buying Equipment for Your Small Business

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Buying equipment for a new business is an important, yet often stressful part of getting ready to launch. Investing hard-earned capital into fixed assets before you even make your first sale can be a nail-biting experience for even the most confident entrepreneur. To make the right purchases, it’s essential to comparison shop and carefully assess… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Women in Business

Grants for Women: What Every Female Entrepreneur Needs to Know

Grants for women are among the many types of funding available to start or grow a small business. And, unlike loans, business grants for women do not have to be repaid. This is a definite plus for any woman who is a recipient of grant money. However, this type of funding is typically very challenging… Read more