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Updated June 16, 2020 As a small business, efficient marketing is critical. Most small businesses do not have comparable budgets to large corporations, despite having to compete with them for the same customers. However, by taking advantage of free marketing solutions you can drive significant demand without fronting a large cost. Below, we highlight 11 […]

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 […]

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. […]

Payment Acceptance Tips for Small Businesses

If you’re in the market for a new payment processor, you might be overwhelmed with the number of choices available. Perhaps you are unsure of what properties to look for, or how to best incorporate your choice into your business’s needs. It’s true that there are several providers out there with payment processors available, but […]

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 […]

Upset business owner recovering from a rejected loan application/

Having your loan application rejected is a wake-up call that your credit or business health isn’t as strong as you thought (or hoped) it was. It can be a very demoralizing experience—especially if you were counting on that financing to sustain your business operations. When a loan application is denied, it can usually be traced […]

Top 10 Affordable Business Ideas In 2016   bizfinance.about.com – Many of us have business ideas that could actually take the world by storm, but the implementation process sometimes becomes delayed or never starts. The main reason why these business ideas never take off is lack of enough capital. However, with dedication and focus, everyone can actually […]

Business does not run without the necessary cash flows to support daily operations. Make working capital work for you with these tips.

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Failure is the sad reality for a large percentage of startups. Often, it can be avoided by learning from the mistakes of entrepreneurs who came before you.

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Franchise Marketing Systems COO Tom DuFore explains why to franchise your business, and the first steps required to make it happen.