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Financing Your Startup: Four Cash Strategies for Entrepreneurs

Startup Cash, Startup FinancingWhen planning how to finance your startup, several options will make the list, and each is laced with a risk versus reward challenge.  How you finance your startup will depend on several factors such as business partners, cash on hand and collateral.  When financing a business it is important to measure that risk for each option.  Here are four ways to finance your startup and find entrepreneurial cash. Read More…

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Five Myths About Using Factoring to Raise Business Cash

Whether your business is in a cash crunch, you need funds for expansion or you simply want to get paid for your goods and services sooner rather than later, factoring, or invoice financing, can be a viable method of receiving much-needed funds. By selling the invoices that have payments due, you can access cash immediately and reduce the stress of having to wait for your customers to pay.  Factoring does come with some common misconceptions or myths.  Let’s take a look at each to discover if factoring makes sense for your business. Read More…

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4 Ways to Get Out of Credit Card Debt

Managing finance is not any easy job. Most people do not possess the knack for money management, and end up spending more than their budget. Credit card holders especially fall into debt easily when they exhibit such behavior. Debt can be devastating and must be avoided at all costs.

But if you have come under credit card debt, you need effective and practical debt relief advice. Read More…

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Your Small Business and the Bubble Economy: Strategies for Success

Unless you’ve been living under a rock and playing poker with salamanders you are aware that the American economy, indeed the world economy, is in a state of uncertainty, to say the least.  There are some signs of recovery, but there is convincing evidence that since 2008, nearly all fiscal recovery has come from massive governmental money printing, and that spells trouble long term with a capital T.  Here are 8 key strategies for you as a small business owner or entrepreneur to consider in the next 12-24 months. Read More…

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Colocation Services: Alternative Hosting for Small Businesses

For most businesses, relying on the internet has become a necessity of the current economic climate.  This can be a big struggle for very small organizations, because of the high cost concerned with hosting a server and employing IT professionals to maintain it. An ideal solution to this problem is colocation hosting.  It enables businesses to keep their servers in secure data centers which offer state of the art technology and specialist support, and colocation host centers are becoming more popular than ever in major cities right now. Read More…

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Small Business Cash: 3 Ways to Serve the King

For entrepreneurs starting a new business and seasoned veterans alike, sales feed the business, but sales without cash flow is like bread without water.  Sooner or later the business will dry out and die.  It’s cash that feeds the internal organs of the business that make it go.  Managing your business finances is one of the most important aspects of running a business.  It may be why you spend a boatload of time keeping track of your cash flow, balance, and income statements.  When managing your business finances, cash flow is a paramount metric, especially for start-ups.  Managing your finances will never be easy, but you may be able to make it easier on yourself. Read More…

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5 Smart Strategies for Debt-Free Small Businesses

The following guest blog provides ideas for Entrepreneurs and Start-Ups to plan and preserve cash flow.

Every single day new business ventures are being created.  Some of them will succeed and many will not.  What separates them?  Many entrepreneurs make a great start with the help of ample resources and capital but ultimately falter along the way without proper planning. They fall into debts and require a debt consolidation loan to fix finances. The new business owners that survive and thrive follow certain strategies that increase their likelihood of success and preserve King Cash. Read More…

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Keeping Your Good Business Credit In Lean Times: 5 Best Practices

The following is a guest post to the Smart Growth Strategies Blog.

When running your own business, you want to make sure all of your finances are in order, especially come tax season. You want all of your reports to be organized and easy to find so nothing is overlooked, and you want the whole process to go as smoothly as possible.  However, a few business owners fail to realize that their business credit is just as important as their tax information. Read More…

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What Will You Do for $5? Buying & Selling Five Bucks at a Time on Fiverr

In the United States most of us have heard of the Dollar Store or Dollar Tree, where you can get various things like placemats and plastic food containers for $1.  Cost cutting creativity is a critical skill in the current global economy.  In the world of service creativity, let me tell you about a website where people post offers of what they will do for $5.  It’s called Fiverr and it is changing the way worldwide freelance gigs work.  For the average small business person who has some tasks she needs done (think social media) but doesn’t have the time, you might be surprised at what you find. Read More…

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Herding Cats with WordPress Plugins

Hurray!  Open Source Software!  We love it!

Really?  I’m not a tech guy nor do I play one on TV, but all the hype about how easy WordPress and other similar stuff makes your life easy is overstated, at best.  My latest escapade into herding cats is trying to manage the umpteen plugins I have running on my site by myself.  Kill me now, but outsourcing is for me. Read More…

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