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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

How to Announce That Your Business Has Reopened After COVID-19

It’s been an interesting year for business.  Despite whatever careful planning you may have done, we’re betting COVID-19 has thrown a bit of a wrench in things.  Since early this year, many businesses have had to close their physical locations in accordance with local regulations. However, many places are now starting to open up and

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How To Make Effective Decisions for Your Small Business

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

St. Patrick’s Day Marketing Tips and Ideas for Your Business

Can you believe it’s already March?! Seems like just yesterday we were toasting one another while wishing everyone a Happy New Year. And yet here we are, nearing the end of the year’s first quarter. If you’re looking to increase your sales before the month is out, you’re in luck — this is the blog