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How to Make Your Business Financially Agile and Immune to Shocks

Small Business Financial Agility and Shock Resistance

Everyone has experienced a financial shock, if not in business certainly in their personal lives. An unexpected car or home repair are common examples. In business, a financial shock can come from things close to home. These might include, a sudden need to repair or replace equipment, a vendor raising their prices, damaged inventory, or […]

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5 Types Of Equity Financing For Small Business

5 Types of Equity Financing for Entrepreneurs

Running a small business and thinking about your next expansion move? Equity financing can be one of the most beneficial ways to obtain a large injection of capital without the need for loans from banks or other conventional lenders. In equity finance, you sell a percentage of your business to an investor who in return […]

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How to Hire a Collection Agency: 9 Questions Small Business Owners Need to Ask

How to Hire a Collection Agency

When customers owe you money, trying to collect those debts by yourself can be a huge challenge. Not only is it time-consuming to track down delinquent payers, asking clients for the money you’re owed can lead to some very uncomfortable conversations. If outstanding debts are a regular source of stress in your business, you might […]

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Five Metrics Any Small Business Should Pay Attention To

Business Metrics To Pay Attention To

Sales figures, inventory tracking, customer retention, ad performance — as a small business owner there are countless metrics and statistics you’re expected to track. While each measurement serves a unique business purpose, having too many metrics can be overwhelming. To avoid “paralysis by analysis,” you need to identify which metrics are the most important to […]

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How To Create A Rainy Day Fund For Your Small Business

Rainy Day Fund Small Business

It’s easy to forget how an unexpected event can threaten the financial stability of a small business. However, unavoidable life situations, along with their unpredictable expenses, don’t have to be catastrophic. Having a rainy day fund in the form of cash supplies, a line of credit, and access to other types of small business financing […]

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Why Equipment Leasing Brokers Are Turning to Alternative Capital Providers

equipment leasing brokers

Equipment leasing brokers who work with alternative lenders can arrange equipment leases with a level of speed and flexibility that wasn’t possible before.

Which 2016 Presidential Candidate Is Best For Small Business?

With the 2016 U.S. presidential election around the corner, which candidate gives small businesses the best chance to thrive?

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Thought Leader Series: 3 Ways New Businesses Can Save Money on Startup Costs

Zac Johnson is an entrepreneur who helps small businesses and startups expand their reach online while also hitting their target audiences. Learn more about Zac at his blog.

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Thought Leader Series: Hidden Costs of Running Your Business

Lorena Brockman is a blogger for JennsBlahBlahBlog.com and has notable know-how in blogging, travel, fashion, fitness, and food, and has been deemed “Greatest Auntie Ever” by many. To learn more about Lorena, visit her company’s blog at JennsBlahBlahBlog.com.

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Thought Leader Series: 5 Pointers on Improving Your Business Credit Score

Kim Parr is a financial blogger and freelance writer. You can read more about her at Eyes on the Dollar. A business credit report is an objective measure of how well a company maintains and keeps up with its financial obligations. For small business owners, having a good credit score is imperative. From financing equip