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Why Your Small Business Should Accept Credit Card Payments

As a small business owner, you might be reluctant to accept credit card payment from customers because of the added transaction fee. While fees vary, it’s not uncommon for businesses to pay 1.5% to 3% per credit card transaction. Cash transactions, on the other hand, won’t charge your small business a fee. With that said,…

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7 Essential Accounting Terms All Business Owners Need to Know

When running a business, you’ll likely encounter a variety of accounting terms. While you may already know some of these terms, others may cause confusion. And if you don’t know the definition of an accounting term, you won’t be able to effectively use that term when keeping track of your business’s finances. Below are seven…

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what does capital mean

What Does Capital Mean?

All businesses need capital to perform their respective operations. Whether it’s a local landscaping company, a retail apparel store, a restaurant, or a business-to-business (B2B) consulting company, capital allows businesses to buy supplies and perform their operations. But what does capital mean? Although you’ve probably heard the term “capital” before, many business owners are still…

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what is a swot analysis

What is a SWOT Analysis?

Performing a SWOT analysis is a great way to evaluate a company’s market presence while projecting future growth (or contraction) in the process. Unfortunately, it’s also something that many business owners and executives tend to overlook. They either don’t know what a SWOT analysis is, or they believe that it’s not worth the investment in…

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What is a Business Plan and Why it’s Important

Creating a business plan is arguably one of the most important steps is launching a new business. Regardless of what you sell or offer, this formal statement offers a road map to success. Unfortunately, though, some small business owners neglect to create a business plan, believing it offers little to no benefit. To learn more…

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How to Get Venture Capital Funding?

When searching for ways to fund your business, you may come across venture capital. It’s been instrumental in helping countless big-name tech companies succeed, including Apple, Google and even Microsoft. Today we’ll take a look at how to get venture capital funding and some of the intricacies of this type of capital. How to Get…

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How to Find Investors for your Business

Financing is a common challenge faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners. Regardless of what type of business you plan on running, you’ll need money to turn it from a concept into a reality. Of course, you can always use your own personal funds, but this typically isn’t enough for most small businesses. Thankfully, there…

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How to Create a Business Plan – The Basics

Attempting to start a small business without planning ahead is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are roughly 28 million businesses with fewer than 500 employees in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these small businesses will end up closing their doors after just a few years. However,…

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How to Create a Funding Request

Are you thinking about starting your own business? If so, you’ll need the funds to turn your vision of a profitable venture into a reality. While some entrepreneurs have personal cash and assets to fund their businesses, most require assistance from outside sources, in which case a “funding request” is used. What is a Funding…

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Line of Credit

Funding 101: How to Get a Business Line of Credit

Starting your own business is no easy task. If it were, more people would be quitting their day jobs. One of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners is acquiring a line of credit. Regardless of your niche/industry, you’ll probably need at least some credit to perform your day-to-day operations. Create a Business…

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Benefits of Incorporating

Top 5 Benefits of Incorporating Your Business

While there’s no rule stating that you must incorporate your business, doing so offers several key benefits. If you currently operate your business as a sole proprietorship or under a general partnership, transitioning to a limited liability company (LLC) or corporation can prove well worth the minimal investment of your time and resources. To learn…

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You’re Only as Good as Your Employees – Choose them Wisely

One of the most important steps in launching a new business is choosing your employees. These are the people who will be representing your brand, so it’s essential that you choose the right ones. Employee Theft There are a number of reasons why it’s important to hire the right the employees, one of which is…

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