Asset Based Lending Is A Strong Alternative

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Asset Based Lending Is A Strong Alternative
Access to bank finance is a challenge for small and medium sized businesses. Until banks actually make good on their public relations promises of working with businesses, where can you turn? Asset based lending is a viable option.

If you’re looking to boost working capital, asset based […]

September 26th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Asset Based Lending Is A Strong Alternative|

For Entrepreneurs, find Energized Industries

It’s no secret that industry trends boom and bust. The aspiring entrepreneur however, will be able to launch startups in industries that are on the rise without a decline in sight. David Nilssen, co-founder and CEO of Bellevue, points to five different industries that are on the rise.

Nilssen points to the following growing industries: […]

June 19th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on For Entrepreneurs, find Energized Industries|

PR campaigns aim for long-term gains

When considering PR campaigns, a large number of businesses focus on the short-term gains directly attributable to the campaign. As opposed to a PR campaign being a magical fix-all solution to a business however, owners should establish realistic, pragmatic objectives for a PR initiative.

Melissa Cohen, vice president of account services at Metis Communications, writes […]

June 12th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on PR campaigns aim for long-term gains|

Small businesses should approach valuation cautiously

For small businesses, valuation is a way of assessing the value of what may be their most precious asset. With some small businesses receiving offers from valuation firms, it may be easy to say yes-provided that you’re willing to pay.

Business owners however, should avoid these solicitations and wait for their own right moment to […]

June 10th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Small businesses should approach valuation cautiously|

Facebook Fit doomed to fail?

As mentioned earlier, one potential way that businesses can “get their name out” online is by utilizing web ads. Whether it’s Google Ads or ads based around another search engine, it’s clear that for some businesses, online advertising yields considerable gains.

The same cannot be said for Facebook, whose ad service has been the subject […]

June 5th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Facebook Fit doomed to fail?|

Despite growing economy, Small businesses still not hiring

The Small Business Administration and the Bureau of Labor Statistics have both concluded that the economy is continuing its rebound from the great economic recession faced in 2008-2009. In spite of the signs of positive growth however, there are still challenges regarding unemployment.

One of the primary issues lie with small businesses. Businesses are not […]

June 3rd, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Despite growing economy, Small businesses still not hiring|

Building small businesses with delegation

Small business owners face the difficulty of having the world on their shoulders. Unable to afford the plethora of employees and assistants that medium to large size businesses have, small business owners often find themselves handling all of the responsibilities and work. Forbes contributor and Product Manager for Stage One Mike Savory points to […]

May 27th, 2014|Business, Generation Y|Comments Off on Building small businesses with delegation|

The importance of finding the right investor

For businesses, expansion is usually seen as a good thing. Whether it’s revenue or physical space, growth in businesses are for the most part, seen as synonymous with advancement. But rather than seeking expansion for expansion’s sake, consider instead the importance in finding the right investor.

Ricky Pelletier, a VP at OpenView Venture Partners, urges […]

May 22nd, 2014|Business|Comments Off on The importance of finding the right investor|

Finding startup capital, outside of big cities

For the entrepreneur, launching a business is often a Herculean challenge due to the lack of available startup capital available. Big cities are often a source of this precious funding: a study by the Atlantic on top locations for sources of venture pointed to major cities including: San Francisco, Boston, New York, Los Angeles, San […]

May 20th, 2014|Business|Comments Off on Finding startup capital, outside of big cities|

Finding the right counsel for your business

For a business owner, its often difficult to decide what prudent decisions should be made to advance a business. Whether its managing overhead or payroll, there are many facets to consider.

Most business owners are lucky then, that they can turn to either a board of directors or a board of advisors. According to Entrepreneur Magazine, […]

May 6th, 2014|Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on Finding the right counsel for your business|

Should businesses promote via pay-per-click marketing?

As mentioned in previous blog posts, boosting their web presence should be a key priority for any small to medium-sized business. Whether a business’ customers are in the younger or older demographic, there is a consistent trend toward greater internet usage for all age groups.

One may consider pay-per-click marketing then, or PPC, as being […]

April 29th, 2014|Business, Uncategorized, Web and SEO|Comments Off on Should businesses promote via pay-per-click marketing?|

SBA offers easier loans, but is it enough?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) recently announced new revisions to its loan process which should offer easier access for small businesses to obtain loans. But does it really succeed in offering small businesses a significantly greater access to the funding needed for growth?

The two revisions impact SBA’s 7(a) and 504 loan programs. As summarized […]

April 24th, 2014|Business, Uncategorized|Comments Off on SBA offers easier loans, but is it enough?|