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How to Rock Digital Marketing as a Beauty Brand in 2018

Now that 2018 is in full swing, it’s time to come out of vacation mode and get down to business with a digital marketing plan for the year. As a social media strategist for small and woman-owned businesses, I’ve had the pleasure of working with several beauty brands that are rocking it on social media… Read more

Hiring & Firing, Hiring & Payroll, Restaurant & Bars

The True Costs of Hiring the Wrong Person

For 28 percent of small business owners, hiring additional staff to improve productivity and efficiency is high on the agenda for 2018, according to a new Kabbage survey. For employers trying to make the most of this investment, hiring the “wrong” employee can quickly dwindle your budget and leave you back at square one. Bringing… Read more

Cash Flow, Ecommerce, Finance & Accounting

7 Expenses That All Ecommerce Businesses Should Know About

We’ve all heard the expression: Cash is king. But having cash alone isn’t enough. Your small business also needs to understand how to manage that cash and how to deal with typical ecommerce expenses. A lot of online businesses make the mistake of not remaining cash flow positive. They spend more than they make, or… Read more

Hiring & Payroll, Leadership, Marketing, Technology

20 Small Business Trends to Watch Out for in 2018

With 2018 upon us, it’s time to revamp and rethink your strategies for your small business. Align your goals with what’s trending to ensure you meet, or even possibly exceed, your expectations. From hiring to technological advances, here are 20 small business trends you should keep in mind when setting your 2018 goals. Marketing &… Read more

Employee Management, Hiring & Firing, Hiring & Payroll

How to Successfully Onboard New Hires at the Start of the New Year

You’ve read through resumes and cover letters, held in-person interviews and made your decision to hire a new employee to join your business. Congratulations! Now comes the fun part of the process — onboarding the new talent. Or it should be fun, anyway. Far too often, onboarding new employees means sitting them down with a… Read more

Finance & Accounting, Financial Management

5 Ways to Successfully Decrease Business Overhead Expenses

You determine the success of your small business from the top talent you hire, the technology you implement and the direction of your company culture. One of the top ideas on most entrepreneur’s minds is lowering expenses for the New Year. Fortunately, you don’t have to figure this decision on your own. We researched the… Read more

Holiday & Seasonal Marketing, Marketing

6 New Year Resolutions to Grow Your Business

With the New Year upon us, countless resolutions are being made. While most resolutions this time of year revolve around hitting the gym more often and cutting down on the fried foods, they can also be made for improving your business. Establishing a few New Year’s business resolutions may be just the ticket to jumpstarting… Read more

Kabbage Customers, Small Business Spotlight

Behind the Business: Southern Lights Electric Illuminates Nashville Local Businesses

Adam Gatchel, co-founder of Southern Lights Electric, started his small business journey six years ago in 2011 and has grown to feature work all over the world, including Japan, Australia, London and Germany.  When Adam Gatchel was a full-time musician, he found himself with long periods of downtime when he was off the road. In… Read more

Finance & Accounting

Are You Ready for Your 2018 Budget?

If you haven’t already, it’s time to prep your business’ 2018 budget. While a variety of factors determine your business’ success or failure, your ability to create and stick to a budget is key to its survival. Your budget can help you: Anticipate cash inflows and outflows Prepare for tax obligations Identify financing needs Explore… Read more

Restaurant & Bars

Carrie Luxem Video Series: Positive Thinking & Performance Reviews

In her next video series with Kabbage, Carrie Luxem, CEO and founder of Restaurant HR Group, discusses the power of positive thinking. It can be easy to get lost in negative thoughts, but those will only hinder your success as a small business owner. Check out her video below to hear her take on positive thinking. Carrie’s next video… Read more