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When you are an entrepreneur, you are the boss, and everyone comes to you when they need help with their work. But, who do you go to when you need help? Every entrepreneur should have at least one mentor, someone who can offer advice, help solving problems, etc. who they can turn to. Luckily, there are loads of wonderful websites that offer resources for mentorship and advice from professionals. Here are our top picks. #1. SCORE Find tens of thousands of experts in a number of business niches…

Even if you know next to nothing about credit card processing, you know it’s a subject that’s been written about at length, usually accompanied by a fiery opinion because of some issue or another that was confused or obscured in some way.  Unfortunately, that’s the kind of beast credit card processing is, and there isn’t any one guide that explains the basics. This post is mainly for you – maybe you really don’t know all that much about payment processing and were thinking about…

Business owners, here is a pop quiz. What are your top 5 assets? In no particular order, you might have said: Your operating capital Your employees Your hardware, supplies, and property Your loyal customers Your reputation While all of these are important assets for obvious reasons, if you did not include your credit score, you are likely under-utilizing one of the most useful and important assets you possess. Your good credit makes doing business possible if you are a small business…

The announcement made by the Department of Labor about an addition of 295,000 new jobs in the American economy has raised the confidence of many investors. This has pushed the Dollar value to new heights, while the Euro has suffered a decline for 6 consecutive days, as of the 6th March, 2015, and has fallen to an eleven and a half month low, settling at 1.0891 against the USD (United States Dollar). American Markets The investors who look forward to making investments in the American market…

If you’re at the helm of a small business then the chances are there will be plenty else to occupy your time and your attention besides your financial statements. Indeed, most of us would consider the creation of these statements as being a chore that once completed should be set aside until the next time the obligation becomes unavoidable. However, there are a number of important ways in which you might be able to make more of your financial statements as a small business if you’re…

So you’re thinking of expanding your small business and looking for a bigger office to move into? Renting an office may seem like a good option, especially if you’re not in a position to buy one yet. Leasing a commercial place is no mean task, though. There are several considerations that need to be taken into account. After all, it may turn out to be one of the largest costs to your business. It is, therefore, crucial that you find the right space at the right location that caters to all…

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Does your small business qualify for bank loans or funding from the SBA? That’s kind of a trick question. Much of the time, if you are actually a small business owner, those options are unavailable to you. By actually a “small” business owner , I’m referring to the fact that there’s a big difference between the definition the government or a bank uses to describe a small business and what an actual real person thinks of as a small business. Do you run a flower…

This article is for small business owners who are interested in learning more about bank loans. We scoured the web and spoke with banks and small business finance experts to find the typical requirements and interest rates for a non-SBA bank loan. After reading, you’ll know whether or not you’re likely to qualify for a bank loan and roughly what interest rate you can expect to pay. Small Business Bank Loan Rates We found that interest rates for small business loans from banks generally…

You have worked hard to build up your small business from a simple idea to a healthy, thriving enterprise. Still, it takes a lot of hard work and concentration to keep it up and running on a day to day basis. Very often this prevents business owners from looking far into the future and considering how the business might survive without them. If a business owner becomes incapable of running their business, either through illness or because they have passed away, it can often be difficult for the…