Crowdfunding provides a way for small business owners to raise funds when traditional financing sources leave a shortfall…but now without its own risks.
In September 2013, QSR wrote, “in the quick-service industry, the path to success is straightforward: offering good-tasting, quality food prepared quickly in a clean and courteous environment.” That seems clear enough; quick-service and fast-casual restaurants got into business with this objective at the top of their lists.
When the Federal government shut down on October 1, 2013, “non-essential federal employees” were furloughed—meaning they could not go in to work. And while many Americans don’t necessarily feel that effect on a day-to-day basis, small business owners who were considering SBA loans will definitely see the impact.
Running a small business is expensive and a lot of work. You need to develop new products; you need to resolve customer complaints; you need to optimize pricing to hit your revenue targets; you need to have experts on staff to handle certain areas of the business, and you need money to keep it all going. There is a way … Read More