$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
The key to a successful business is the ability to be found by your potential customers. There are two critical locations for which they search: the location where they can transact business, and the location where they can find out more information about your business and your solutions. Investing to ensure your business found can open doors to increased revenues, … Read More
There is a new funding source on the block, and it’s the talk of the financial town – crowdfunding. Crowdfunding allows a wider group of individuals the opportunity to invest in business concepts.
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
Last week we discussed the first part of this equation, how to make money, or more specifically, how to bring in the money faster. Now let’s take a look at the other side of the equation – expenses, or more specifically, how to pull out money more slowly.
Cash. It’s the blood in your business’ veins. It’s what keeps your company going. You need to take in some money, and you need to put out some money in order to run a successful business. Now there are a lot of complicated explanations of cash flow management, but we’re going to simplify it for you: You need to take … Read More
A special note from the Vice President of Wellen Capital, Steven O’Connor. The biggest challenge caused by Superstorm Sandy on the east coast is a lack of access. You can’t travel damaged streets. You can’t withdraw funds from non-functioning ATMs. You can’t get electricity due to downed power lines. Can money help this isolation? Money for your business doesn’t help … Read More
In the recent past, the words “merchant cash advance” conjured up images of desperate business owners, shifty salesmen and expensive money. Many see a business advance as a “last resort” funding option after all others, business loans, lines-of-credit, credit cards, borrowing from friends and family, have been exhausted. But the truth is that the merchant cash advance industry is a … Read More
Nothing beats running your own business. You’re the boss. Your destiny is in your own hands. But once business starts to take off, so do your expenses, you take on more staff, diversify your products and enter new markets – which translates into payroll, buying inventory or new equipment, marketing, renovations, real estate, licensing and more. All of these expenses … Read More
Let’s cut to the chase and talk about the ‘negatives’ regarding a merchant cash advance. The biggest objection is price – a merchant advance is expensive money. We’re not going to dispute this fact, at least not for our product; rather we want to tell you what you’re paying for – convenience. • When you want to go from Chicago … Read More