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
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
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
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
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.
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
With the ongoing pandemic forcing us to limit our out-of-home ventures, online shopping has become the way many people choose to buy. The e-commerce industry has been growing exponentially since long before this crisis and according to this 2020 study by Oberlo, the number of digital buyers in 2020 is expected to be 2.05 billion,
In a recent survey of 1,200 global business managers, 54 percent reported spending more than 30 percent of their time on decision-making. In the C-suite, 14 percent of executives said they dedicate more than 70 percent of their time to making decisions. Yet, for all that time set aside, 61 percent of managers admitted that