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How to Build and Improve Your Business Website

Updated June 30, 2020 Creating a business website is one of the most crucial ways to build a brand and market a product or service. A business website will help spread awareness for your business and give consumers a chance to learn more about what you do. Even if you don’t plan to sell your […]

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Cash Flow Statement: What You Need to Know

Updated June 10, 2020 One of the most important things to understand while running a small business is the concept of cash flow. After all, it is critical that businesses have enough money flowing in to keep up with expenses and fund growth. Below, we outline the fundamentals of cash flow statements as well as […]

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What is Doing Business As?

Updated June 1, 2020 Starting a business can be one of the most monumental decisions you will make in your life. There are many important and complex decisions that come with starting your business and getting off on the right foot. One of these decisions is to use a DBA. What is a DBA? A […]

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S Corp vs. LLC: What’s the Difference?

Updated June 1, 2020 Choosing a business structure is a big deal as the entity type you choose can have a large impact on your business. S Corps and LLCs are two of the most popular options but choosing the best corporate structure for your business requires you to understand the differences between the two. […]

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How to Get a Business License

Updated May 21, 2020 A business license is a legal document that grants you the right to operate a business in your city. Obtaining a business license is a crucial primary step in legally starting a business. If you fail to abide by the licensing and permit requirements for your specific type of business, you […]

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Profit Margin

Updated May 21, 2020 Profit margin is one of the most commonly used profitability ratios, which is a basic measure of how much money a business, service, or product makes. Expressed as a percentage, profit margin is essentially how much money a company makes per transaction. In general, the higher the profit margin, the more […]

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How to Start a Daycare: Opening a Childcare Business at Home or in a Center

Updated May 21, 2020 Daycare is an ongoing service that provides childcare services throughout the day, usually by someone other than the child’s legal guardians. Many daycares start organically and there are vast reasons as to why people choose to do so. Perhaps you are currently at home with children, you are a retired teacher […]

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5 Financing Tips for Staffing Companies

Updated January 6, 2020 Running any successful business is an arduous task, especially when it comes to staffing companies. This holds especially true as the business grows, and new and unforeseen challenges crop up regularly. So, while it’s tempting to celebrate your wins and big contracts, you also need to be prepared with the capital […]

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How to Finance a Partnership Buyout

When you and your business partner have decided to go separate ways, finding the funds to cover their share of the business is often the biggest obstacle. The most common way to finance a partnership buyout is with a business loan. But that might not be the best choice for all businesses.  You could also […]

Countdown To Small Business Saturday 2019: 4 Ways To Make Yours a Success

Slated for November 28th, Small Business Saturday 2015 is a day to celebrate small businesses while kicking off the peak holiday shopping season in style.