Best Small Business Loans & How to Qualify for Them

Getting the best small business loan for your business is often critical to a business’ success. The question is, which are the best for you, and how do you qualify for them? Getting a small business loan can be critical...

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5 Key Small Business Technology & Market Trends

Technology and Market Trends affect small business every day. See how these 5 key small business & market trends might impact you. The article “5 Small Business Technology & Market Trends for 2019” sponsored by Salesforce Essentials...

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How KeyBank Small Business Wellness Index Helps Your Small Business

In June 2019, KeyBank launched in Small Business Wellness Index KeyBank has launched the Small Business Wellness Index, which measures the drivers, challenges, payment trends, and financing needs of small business owners across the country. The KeyBank Small Business Wellness Index 38,000 American...

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How to Avoid Looking Stupid When Talking to Banks

Luckily, there are few hacks you can use to avoid looking stupid when talking to banks. All professionals speak in code.  It’s not intentional.  It’s just how they were taught.  After using it so much, they forget that...

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The Hidden Risk in the Spike in Small Business Optimism

A spike in optimism is always good, right? Not always. While a spike in small business optimism is good for economic growth, there are some hidden risks.  Therefore, it is important to know these risks so they don’t impact your...

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A Simple Way to Classify Workers in Small Business

There’s a battle waging regarding how to classify workers in small business.  The Gig economy has significantly blurred the lines between the definitions of employees versus independent contractors.  This blurring has started a war between business owners and the...

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The Hidden Risk in Playing it too Safe with Hiring

Are you playing it too safe with hiring?  How do you know?  After the last recession, small business owners have been reluctant to hire according a U.S. Chamber of Commerce study. A U.S. Chamber of Commerce-MetLife survey released last week...

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How to Avoid Internet Scams Targeting Small Business

Internet scams seem to be everywhere. They are constantly changing. Thus, they are evolving to become more sophisticated. So, how can you avoid internet scams targeting your small business? The booklet has a lot...

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How to Write a Kick-ass Pitch Deck

Now, in our posts, "3 Golden Rules to Nail a Pitch" and "3 Avoidable Mistakes that can Blow Your Pitch", we said that a pitch deck of 10 slides is ideal, but what should those slides be?  For a...

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Pain-Free Delegation – How To Guide

In our post “How to Transition from an Owner to a CEO”, we shared how delegating is key in order to run a successful small business.  Having run several businesses, we know delegating can be scary.  But, you can...

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