4 Small Business Owners Share What They Wish They’d Known about Financing
Building a successful business is no easy feat and many owners learn what works by trial and error. That’s why we’ve rounded up some of the best financing lessons learned from the small business owners we talked to this year. Beware of online lenders When Maria Cruz, owner of Heavenly Flowers Too, had an […]
Not All Online Lenders Are Created Equal
7 Signs That You Shouldn’t Sign (or E-sign) on the Dotted Line As a small business owner, you are probably used to doing just about everything online – from invoicing and paying bills to marketing and ordering inventory. So it might seem natural to look for a small business loan online too. And with platforms […]
The Ultimate Holiday Gift Guide For Women, By Women Entrepreneurs
This holiday season consider supporting businesses that employ, empower, and bolster women entrepreneurs around the world. Here’s a selection of companies led by visionary women who are using their businesses to build more people and planet-friendly products.
To Create More Economic Dynamism, Empower Entrepreneurs Of Color
The Trump administration bills tax reform as a way to spur job creation and restore the middle class. But fiddling with tax rates won’t solve the underlying crisis that’s been brewing for decades: Our failure to invest in future entrepreneurs–the engines of job creation. Between 1978 and 2011, the number of new businesses dropped by nearly half, with […]
9 Little-Known Business Loan Fees Hidden in the Fine Print
Getting approved for a small business loan is an exciting moment. You finally have the capital you need to move the needle for your business—whether it’s capital to purchase a new piece of equipment, to finance a second store opening, or simply to cover your regular business expenses. After putting hours and effort into searching […]
Is Your Cash Flow Ready for the Holiday Season?
You may not be trimming the tree just yet, but it’s definitely time to make sure your business is ready for the biggest shopping season of the year. From retailers to restaurants, the majority of small businesses will significantly boost their bottom line in Q4. According to a recent survey from Vistaprint, 75% of consumers […]
Got Bad Credit? Don’t Apply for a Loan Before You Ask a Few Hard Questions.
If you have bad credit, your financing options may be limited and expensive. If you hope to start or a grow a business, you’ll need to learn how to judge the status of your credit score and why it matters to your lender. Even more important, you must explore realistic avenues to fix the problems […]
Women Entrepreneurs May Have More Obstacles to Endure, but There Are a Few Ways to Ensure Success
Entrepreneurship is rarely easy, especially as a female in a typically male-dominated business world. I recently had an opportunity to interview two highly successful business masterminds: Rachel Braun Scherl of SPARK Solutions for Growth, who has nabbed the title of “Vagipreneur” for her success in the female sexual health market, and Sarah Beane Ricca, VP and […]
8 Lending Terms That Every Entrepreneur Must Know
If you’re just beginning your hunt for business financing, you’re likely knee-deep in unfamiliar terms and lending jargon. And it’s enough to make even the most eager entrepreneur feel overwhelmed. Don’t continue your search without reviewing a few of the essential terms you need to know to make an informed decision about financing your business. We’ve broken […]
10 great resources for women entrepreneurs
This year’s headlines are full of stories on technology’s “bro culture” and the gender imbalance in entrepreneurship and the tech world. For all the strides that women have made in starting businesses, a massive divide still exists between male and women founders: only 18 percent of startups have at least one female founder and only 16 percent of […]