There are a great many possibilities for securing funding for small businesses through alternative financing, and if you haven’t been aware of these up to now, it may be worth your while to familiarize with some of them. Whenever you...
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The Small Business Administration (SBA) does not actually extend loans itself to small businesses; instead it offers a guarantee to the lending institutions on behalf of an applicant, so the loan is much likelier to be approved by the lender....
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Virtually all small businesses eventually find themselves in the position where cash flow has temporarily dried up, or where there is insufficient working capital to take advantage of business opportunities which might lead to longer-term growth. However, in most cases,...
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If you are a small business owner, cash flow is your lifeblood. If your company’s cash circulation is slow or being cut off, the first thing you should do is look at how you are managing (or not) your cash...
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More than 80% of small businesses surveyed by the National Small Business Association (NSBA) are optimistic about the future, and more than half reported increased revenue in 2017. Tapping into business growth in 2018 can be achieved with these key...
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When you’re just beginning the commercial real estate business, it can be easy to bite off more than you can chew. Understanding how to create a work/life balance can allow you to focus on starting your career while still focusing...
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Businesses today have many options for sustainability. From solar hot water systems, office supplies made from recycled products and locally-sourced products, reducing your reliance on natural resources not only is environmentally friendly, but it offers benefits that go beyond being...
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Today, it seems like more and more people are becoming workaholics–especially entrepreneurs or high-level employees, who feel like they always have to be “on”. After all, there’s a lot to do, and only so many hours in a day. However,...
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For any employee who interacts with customers, customer service skills are a hugely important thing to master. Even those who aren’t customer-facing can benefit from gaining people skills, since few people work in a vacuum. During the hiring process, look...
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SBA loans offer excellent terms and conditions, making them attractive to small business owners, but not every business will qualify. It can be difficult to get approved. Here are five reasons that could railroad your SBA loan chances and what...
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