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small business banking
May 4th, 2017

How Banks And Fintech Companies Can Benefit From Each Other

When fintech companies emerged a decade ago, many companies came out with their boxing gloves on, ready to fight their way through the established financial services industry order. Traditional banks put their gloves on too, thinking they’d need to defend their turf from the upstarts. Now, increasingly, the gloves are being put away because smart […]

May 2nd, 2017

How To Plan For Retirement As A Small Business Owner

For people who work in a corporate job, retirement is straightforward: File the paperwork, collect your benefits and go. For a small business owner, retirement requires much more planning and preparation. That’s because you need to have a retirement savings plan along with a plan for selling your business, or for transitioning it to a […]

Restaurant Franchise Extra Expenses
April 27th, 2017

Franchisee? Plan For These Expenses

One of the benefits of buying a restaurant franchise over starting an eatery from scratch is that many of the initial costs that you will face have already been planned out. However, once the menus are printed, the doors are open and your business begins to grow, other expenses that were not in the initial […]

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small business tools
April 25th, 2017

Manage Your Small Business With These Tools

You’ve heard it time and time again: You’ve got to work smarter, not harder. The best way for any entrepreneur to work smarter is to have the best organization and time management tools at their disposal. There are lots of tools to choose from these days, and since many of the newer ones work on […]

Small Business Expansion Funding
April 24th, 2017

National Small Business Week Is Coming

The U.S. Small Business Administration will be celebrating National Small Business Week from April 30 to May 6, which means a number of opportunities for you to meet with representatives of the agency and learn to manage your small business better. The week will kick off with in-person events in Washington, D.C. on April 30, […]

small business social media
April 20th, 2017

Why Social Media Is Important for Your Small Business

By now, a majority of small business owners know that social media—Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn—are important for reaching prospects, customers and business partners. Stephen Sheinbaum, the founder of Bizfi, recognized that that doesn’t make it easy to block out the time for creating and executing a social media strategy. But, in an article […]

small business late bills
April 18th, 2017

How To Pay Your Vendors On Time

The bill for a critical slice of your inventory has once again been sitting on your desk for more than 30 days. The vendor has sent a reminder, and it included a hand-written note that you hadn’t received when you were late in the past: It says that the vendor won’t be able to keep […]