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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 […]

The Pros and Cons of Owning a Cash-Only Business

cash-only business

Does a cash-only business still make sense in the 21st century? Here are three surprising advantages of only accepting cash—and three major disadvantages.

How to Write a Rock Solid Business Plan

A business plan is a road map for your business’s success. Here are six critical elements that every business plan should include.

Small Business Finance Basics: A Guide For New Business Owners

Whether you are about to start your own business or have been running one for a little while, it's very important that you know your numbers.

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How to Turn the Tide in Your Restaurant

If you want to grow sales in your restaurant, you have to make sure your menu, operations, and costs are all structured for success. Here’s how to do that.

The Shopper’s Brain: What Neuroscience Can Teach Us About Customer Behavior

This Q&A with retail author and architect David Kepron was first published in Credibly Business Journal: Understanding the Needs of the New Consumer.

Investing in a Franchise? Do These 4 Things First.

How can you know if a franchise brand is a good fit for you and your money? Joe Tagliente explains what to look for, and how to compare similar franchises.

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Ten Tips For Spring Cleaning Your Small Business Finances

Reevaluating your business finances this time of year can keep your business on the right track. Here are 10 tips to get your business finances in shape.

7 Key Metrics for Managing Cash Flow in Construction Businesses

Knowing these metrics gives you the information you need to properly manage cash flow, protect yourself against shortfalls, and plan for the future.