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Top 10 Crowdfunding Options for Small Business [2020]

Starting a business is a big decision, and we couldn’t be any more excited for you! You’ve developed your stellar business idea, worked on your plan, but wait… what’s this? You still need funding? You have a plethora of options when it comes to small business or startup funding: Traditional lenders, alternative lenders, grants, and

How to Get a Small Business Grant

Free money. Yes, you heard correctly, we said free money. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Today, we’re talking about grants. Receiving a grant is a lot like getting free money to start your business, but here’s the rub — they’re not easy to land. Don’t let that deter you. If you like

How to Get a Small Business Loan

There’s a lot that goes into starting a small business. First, you need a good idea that solves a problem, then you need to test your idea, and ultimately, you need a way to fund your business. In our last post we looked at different funding options for your small business, and today, we’re going

The Different Types of Small Business Funding

Starting a small business is exciting — whether you’re bringing a new idea to market or wanting to be your own boss, small businesses offer tons of potential.   As you plan for and start your business, it’ll be your job to figure out how to realize that potential. Many times, small business owners discover that

Creating a Business Plan for a Small Business

As a business owner, time and money aren’t things you have to waste.   Yet, that’s exactly what will happen if you rush headlong into opening a business without first creating a small business plan. Think about it: You wouldn’t decide to build a house without a blueprint or take a road trip without a map.

How to Validate Your Business Idea

Everyone has ideas — big ones, small ones, great ones, and yes, terrible ones, too. (Remember that time you had the idea to cut your own bangs and shave your eyebrows off in the 3rd grade? Just me?) While hair grows back and you can recover from a bad idea like that pretty quickly, it’s

Why You Should Renew Your Domain Name

Losing a domain name is more than a slight inconvenience — it’s a big blow to your brand, your business, and your customer relationships.    If you’re new to domains, you might not realize that they can expire, and that’s because domains aren’t a “one and done” type of purchase. When you register a domain name

Website Security: How SiteLock Helps Keep Your Website Safe

A website is a valuable asset to have: It gives you an opportunity to differentiate from your competitors, attract customers, and make money. And when something is valuable, it deserves protecting. We’re here to help you understand and navigate the security issues your website faces so that you’re prepared to handle them should they occur.

Why a Premium Domain Name Makes Sense for Your Business

The Internet is a busy landscape. As of January 2020, there were more than 1.74 billion live websites. While every website needs a domain name, not every person who registers a domain name actually builds a site and uses their domain. So, it’s safe to say that there are far more than 1.74 billion registered

What is WHOIS and How Is It Used?

Every domain name that’s been registered belongs to someone, and by default, that registration information is public.  WHOIS is a way of storing that information and making it available for the public to search.  In this post, we’ll dive into the WHOIS public database to understand what kind of information is stored there, why it’s

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