So You Think You Can Borrow

There’s no doubt you’ve heard the phrase “it takes money to make money.” And, in most instances, it’s true. All start-up businesses need capital to get their feet off the ground, and existing businesses need money to launch new ventures. While all businesses do indeed need money to make money, it’s vital, however, to understand […]

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The Reason Banks Are Failing to Lend to Small Businesses

It’s no secret that within the last 7 years big banks are failing to loan money to small businesses. In fact, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the number of commercial and industrial loans dropped by 344,000 from 2007 to 2012, even though the number of these types of small businesses increased by […]

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The Basics of Motivating and Inspiring Employees

One of the biggest roadblocks to work productivity is low morale among your employees. When your employees are simply coming to work just to get a paycheck, rather than to accomplish the greater good, you can expect the bare minimum in terms of work ethic from your employees. When your employees are motivated and inspired […]

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Tips On Maintaining Relationships with your Virtual Employees

With the help of technology, more and more people are offering their services virtually. For many freelancers, this is a good way to make money while maintaining a flexible schedule. Additionally, there are many benefits for small business owners when hiring a virtual staff. In fact, over the past decade, many business owners have opted to hire a […]

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How to Create a Successful Blogging Strategy

One of the most effective ways to drive traffic to your small business website is through blogging. If you work hard to apply a long-term blogging strategy, you will find that your blog can be a gold mine when it comes to bringing you business. However, it’s important to remember that blogging is not easy. Blogging […]

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What’s The Deal With Business Credit, Anyway?

If you are like any new small business owner, at some point you may have run into the issue of business credit. Business credit can be complicated, but when you build your business credit, you have access to much more funding than if you were to rely on your own personal credit. Here is some […]

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4 Top Resources For DIY Local Small Business Marketing

Being a small business owner brings with it many challenges. Among those challenges includes deciding which projects you need to spend your precious budget on, and which projects you can learn and accomplish yourself. As a small business owner, it’s important to engage in local marketing, and it’s also important to know that you can […]

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Top Ways People Use Small Business Loans

Starting a new business is nothing if not expensive. Many entrepreneurs will start off with great ideas, but, unfortunately, those ideas need the backing of a lot of capital in order to get off of the ground. Some entrepreneurs have the blessing of a trust fund, a rich family member, great credit, or even angel […]

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