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Big Things Entrepreneurs Forget About Financing 4

You've started a business, you're making money, and all is well. So why would you need to think about financing, right? This is a common mistake that first-time businesses owners make — only thinking about extra cash when they're running low. As Eyal Lifshitz points out in his recent article...

What Political Issues Small Business Owners Care Most About 14

The 2016 election season is officially in full swing. After months of  stump speeches and plenty of televised debates it's almost time for citizens across the nation to vote in their parties' primaries and caucuses ahead of the general election in November. With each state they visit candidates are doing...

Tips for Cutting Costs but Not Jobs 7

There are many great aspects of being an entrepreneur and owning your own small business. Unfortunately the occasional need to layoff staff isn't one of them. With a reported 70% of business costs being staffing related, many businesses first look to their employees when money gets tight. However, as a...

Why 2016 Will Be a Great Year to Start a Business

Note: I originally wrote this post for Medium and am re-publishing it here for my regular readers. Jon Dyer Has starting a small business and becoming an entrepreneur long been on your bucket list? It may be time to upgrade that goal to "New Year's resolution." 2016 is shaping up...

What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Taxes 4

Even though April seems pretty far off  from now there are already important tax-related deadlines for small business owners quickly approaching. For example W-2s for all of your employees must be sent out no later than January 31st. Even if you normally have an accountant or other tax professional prepare...

Small Business Trends You Should be Aware of In 2016

It's no secret that running a small business can be difficult. In addition to building a team, a company, and a brand, entrepreneurs need to know how to expand while adapting to the changing world around them. While many fundamental principles stay the same (e.g. working hard, providing great customer...

One Big Factor in Your Small Business Loan's APR

If you're looking to grow and expand your business, a small business loan is a great way to do so. Of course these loans aren't free and so you'll have to pay a fair amount of interest on the money you borrow. The interest rate and APR (annual percentage rate)...

The Need For Transparent Small Business Financing 6

They say you need to spend money to make money. Unfortunately that's a lesson that many small business owners learn the hard way, leaving them in need of a loan or line of credit. Although approval rates from small business loans have increased in the past couple of years, there...