Small Businesses

How to get a small business loan

Wednesday, 27 April 2016 Andy Anderson

Ready to buy or start your small business? Financing a small business is one of the most common questions new entrepreneurs have when they decide to move forward with their plan. Getting a small business loan is a great option but it is best to be properly prepared before moving headlong into the process. Here's a brief outline and some advice before applying for your small business loan.

Which Small Businesses Are In Demand This Year?

Sunday, 18 January 2015 Andy Anderson

In demand businesses are partially determined by your location. Different markets vary from state to state; however, there are some prominent small businesses that stay strong in the ranking for hot businesses.

Top Five Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Tuesday, 23 September 2014 Andy Anderson

help buying a small businessHave you ever wondered why so many small businesses go under within the first year? When asked for the reason, most of these entrepreneurs will simply say, “We ran out of cash,” but the story is much larger than that.
The real reason why most small businesses fail is more about the entrepreneur than it is about the business. Below are five of the most common reasons why these well-meaning people run their small businesses into the ground.

How Do Small Businesses Measure Advertising Success?

Monday, 18 August 2014 Andy Anderson

best business brokersSmall business owners often wonder if advertising is worth it. After all, how does one measure the success of a marketing campaign?  We all want to see ROI, but how is that defined in the context of a specific business model?  In other words, a good response to an ad campaign might not be enough to warrant future spending, unless one can be confident that consistent messaging to the same audience has an exponential effect on response.  

business expenseAs a small business owner, you quickly learn to be an expert “multitasker.” Most entrepreneurs wear several hats and juggle dozens of daily responsibilities, but this can make it difficult for them to stay on top of long-term retirement goals.

One of the biggest reasons people give for not starting a business is the lack of security in retirement. Absent a company pension plan or 401K, small business owners must take a proactive approach to building a retirement nest egg.

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