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Small Business Saturday and How You Can Participate 13

At this point, it's pretty fair to assume that the vast majority of American shoppers are aware of Black Friday. Also gaining prominence in the consumer conscience is Cyber Monday, which follows the weekend shopping blitz and takes place online. However, yet another holiday shopping initiative has been growing over...

Managing Your Small Business Finances in the New Year 1

By definition, being an entrepreneur means taking on a lot of financial risk. That's why it's surprising that not all small business owners are as on top of their finances as they should be. When it comes to running a successful business, keeping your finances in order is of the...

Deciding When to Leave Your Day Job to Run a Small Business 1

Starting a small business takes a lot of time, planning, and capital to get off the ground. But perhaps the hardest part of launching a new venture is knowing when it's time to move from your steady paycheck into the unknown. For a number of would-be entrepreneurs the thought of...

Great Podcasts For Small Business Owners 6

For years now podcasts have slowly made their way into the mainstream. While the public at large may only be familiar with shows like Serial, the truth is that there is a huge selection of podcasts available covering nearly every subject imaginable. Like its ancestor (radio), podcasts are generally meant for...

The Role of Alternative Lenders in Small Business Loans

In the late 2000s alternative lenders like Lending Club and OnDeck emerged and began offering loans directly to borrowers online. Touted as “disruptors,” these lenders sought to challenge the current banking system that they deemed to be broken and grant more consumers and small businesses access to credit. On the...

How Equity Crowdfunding Could Change Start-Up 15

After years of waiting, it looks like the gates to equity crowdfunding (EC) will finally be opened thanks to a recent vote within the Securities and Exchange Commission. Although Title III of the Jump-Start Our Business Start-Ups (JOBS) Act was signed into law over three years ago, the SEC has taken...

Small Business Loans Made Easy Thanks to New Partnerships

Alternative and online lenders have made it easier than ever for entrepreneurs to secure loans for their businesses. Additionally some of those online lenders are now working with non-profit organizations to further promote the expansion of small business in America. Community development financial institutions (CDFIs), which assist business owners with...

Looking to Expand? Tips for Growing Your Small Business

As challenging as starting a small business can be, often times growing that business can be even harder. A common mistake that entrepreneurs make is trying to expand their company before they have a perfect, scalable business plan. If you’re considering expanding your small business, here are some tips for...