Why You Shouldn’t Pay for So-Called ‘Business Debt Relief’

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Fraud and Security, Info, News, Small Business Financing, Small Business Trends, Women Owned BusinessesLeave a Comment

Debt Relief

As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware that even a solid business plan and a great product won’t protect you completely from unexpected downturns. Markets change, your costs can rise — and suddenly, you’re struggling to meet your obligations. This is when you may start noticing sales pitches from companies that offer a quick and easy solution to your stress. Here’s … Read More

Why Communication with your Funding Provider is Important

Steve O'ConnorAlternative Financing, Bank Loans, Business Working Capital, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Small Business FinancingLeave a Comment

Good communication between two parties is always important, especially when dealing with sensitive topics—like money. It is important for both parties to be on the same page and in sync with each other to avoid any miscommunication. Business Owners that used to  borrow  from banks increasingly turn to alternative capital  providers to fund their business dreams. These non-traditional providers allow … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay for ‘Debt Relief’

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Fraud and Security, Info, News, Small Business Financing, Small Business Trends, Women Owned BusinessesLeave a Comment

Debt Relief

As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware that even a solid business plan and a great product won’t protect you completely from unexpected downturns. Markets change, your costs can rise — and suddenly, you’re struggling to meet your obligations. This is when you may start noticing sales pitches from companies that offer a quick and easy solution to your stress. Here’s … Read More

Complaints – Average Businesses Ignore Them. Exceptional Businesses Don’t

Steve O'ConnorCustomer Service, Marketing, Women Owned BusinessesLeave a Comment

Customer reviews can make or break a business, especially when shared online on a public forum like Yelp, Tripadvisor , Twitter, or even Facebook. Almost 8 in 10 online Americans between the ages 18 and 64 agree that online reviews influence their purchase decision.  This all sounds exciting until your business gets negative press.

Restaurant Expense Cuts That Cost You Customers

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Operations, Cashflow, Customer Service, RestaurantLeave a Comment

$1.8 billion. That’s the typical sales for the entire restaurant industry on any given day in 2013. That sounds like a lot of money doesn’t it. But as a restaurant owner or manager, you know the truth – restaurants are high-expense businesses. Full-service restaurants typically pull in margins of only 2-5 percent. According to the 2010 Operations Report by the … Read More