How to Protect Your Business When Small Business Loan Payments are a Challenge.

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Working capital is the lifeblood of small businesses.  As the credit gap remains a reality for SMBs in America, the market for capital is still robust.  Business owners are increasingly active in evaluating various capital products from advances to invoice factoring to loans.  But sometimes taking on new capital comes with unexpected challenges. What happens if your business has trouble … Read More

5 Reasons Why Most Small Businesses Fail

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Cashflow, Employee Management, Small Business Marketing, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

5 Reasons Businesses Fail

The Bureau of Labor Statistics indicates that 20.6 percent of businesses fail by year two, 30.7 percent by year three, 38.1 percent by year four, and 43.7 percent by year five. Pride can often cause emotional decisions that can be detrimental to the company’s success. But it is more than just pride that causes a small business to fail. Entrepreneurs … Read More

How to Set Up Credit Card Payments for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Card Processing, Technology, Working Capital TechnologyLeave a Comment

A person holding out a debit card.

While we don’t yet live in a cashless society, we are certainly on our way there. Credit cards heralded the beginning of the cashless revolution, with fast, secure and convenient digital payments following closely on their tails. For a small business looking to make money in store and online, the ability to accept credit card payments is essential. But how … Read More

How a subscription model could benefit your business

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Subscription Models for Business

Consumer buying habits have long been trending towards convenient shopping experiences, and have driven the subscription market forward dramatically in the past few years. You only have to look at companies like Dollar Shave Club to see just how popular and profitable a subscription model could be for your business. Dollar Shave Club, a subscription service offering cheap shaving razors … 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

How to Make Current Employees Brand Advocates

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A business’s best untapped resource for its brand is its own employees. They make up the faces that customers associate with a brand, whether negatively or positively. So, businesses should put their employees at the forefront of satisfaction efforts so they will want to become brand advocates. Build Brand Loyalty Building brand loyalty among employees isn’t an easy task and … Read More

Small yet Responsible – Corporate Social Responsibility in Small Business

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Small, yet responsible—you hear this in reference to children who show maturity beyond their age. This phrase can be applicable to small businesses too! Social responsibility, which is left if the ‘C’ is taken out of CSR, is relevant to one and all, be it a corporate or a citizen. This article explores what CSR means to small businesses and … Read More