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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

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Sales

Quick Guide: The Difference Between Revenue and Profit

Quick Guide: The Difference Between Revenue and Profit

When you’re just starting out, the sole focus of most small business owners is to generate revenues as quickly as possible. Revenues, which are also referred to as “sales,” are critical to a growing business that’s trying to gain a foothold in the market. At some point, however, the business will need to generate profits… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Sales, Taxes

Tax Considerations When You’re a Cash-Only Business

Tax Considerations When You’re a Cash-Only Business

For many small business owners, our first encounter with cash-only business was tips from our paper route, pizza delivery or table waiting gig. We encountered first-hand how tricky (and let’s be honest – tempting) it is to accurately report all of your income. If we were unlucky, we also saw how tax codes can be… Read more

Sales, Transportation & Trucking

5 Ways Mechanics Can Heat Up Sales in Cold Winter Months

5 Ways Mechanics Can Heat Up Sales in Cold Winter Months

Winter months can be full of hazards for drivers, but preventive auto care and professional advice can help. Here are five ways mechanics can make sure customers’ cars are ready for whatever the winter roads throw at them and boost revenues in the process. Every season brings its own set of challenges to drivers. Worn… Read more

Business Inspiration, Company Culture, Employee Management, Leadership, Marketing, Productivity, Retail & Inventory, Sales

Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron | WEBINAR RECAP

Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron

  Thanks to all the attendees of our January webcast, Leadership Matters: Business Lessons from the Gridiron, featuring Fran Tarkenton, NFL Hall of Famer & Legendary Entrepreneur, from GoSmallBiz.com. If you missed the webcast, you can view the video playback on our Kabbage KamWebinars YouTube Channel and view the slides on our SlideShare. Both the slides and video are… Read more

Cash Flow, Construction, Expansion, Finance & Accounting, Sales

Construction Dead Season? 8 Ways to Generate Off-Season Revenue During Slow Months

Construction Dead Zone? 8 Ways to Generate Off-Season Revenue During Slow Months

Winter months often slow or even stall construction work, especially during the holidays when there is so much competing for the buyer’s attention. Here are eight ways construction companies can generate revenues during seasonal slowdowns. Winter weather in much of the U.S. over the past few years didn’t just produce a chill in the weather;… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Sales

Why Small Business Owners Should Plan Their Revenue Goals in November (And How to Get Started)

Why Small Business Owners Should Plan Their Revenue Goals in November (And How to Get Started)

Most people wait until January to start thinking about their business revenue goals for the year. At first glance this seems to make sense. After all, why worry about a new year before it even arrives? The problem is small business owners who wait until January to plan for the upcoming year often times end… Read more

Cash Flow, Finance & Accounting, Financial Management, Hiring & Firing, Retail & Inventory, Sales

Do You Have Enough Money to Hire Your First Employee?

Do You Have Enough Money to Hire Your First Employee?

They may be called small businesses, but their impact is huge. In the United States,  small businesses comprise 64 percent of net new private-sector jobs, covering 42.9 percent of private-sector payroll. Many small business owners take the leap from a one-man operation to a two-person team because they know that they’ll be able to able… Read more

Customer Marketing, Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing, Sales

The 2015 Holiday Shopping Trends to Watch According to Google

  If last year’s holiday shopping season is any indication, 2015 holiday shopping trends may see consumers spending in the neighborhood of $620 billion on retail sales in November and December. For some retailers, holiday sales account for as much as half of their annual revenues. With so much money up for grabs and so much… Read more