Why Aren’t You Accepting Mobile Payments?

Just a few years ago, accepting mobile payments was a novelty that only a select few businesses provided to their customers. Today, businesses have a variety of mobile payment providers to choose from, making it an affordable and simple solution to implement in a changing marketplace.

Is Your Small Business Victim to These Tax Myths?

If you ever aren't sure on something a friend tells you about your taxes, always make sure to check the IRS site. If you can't find the answer there, look to someone who is supposed to know tax laws before deducting anything on your taxes.

The Grinch and Me

‘Twas the night before Christmas / The store had just closed / I tallied receipts / Adding to my woes

New Freemium Formula Pits Revenue Against User Satisfaction

What would you think of a restaurant that offered really good food, but the salad is free and the dressing is extra? The potatoes are free but the sour cream is extra. The soup is free but heating it costs extra. And table service is free if you wait two hours, but table service in 20 minutes costs extra.

8 Startup Gaps That Will Frustrate Funding Efforts

Too many people still believe the urban myth that you can sketch your idea on a napkin, and people will throw money at you. Fundraising is indeed brutally tough at all stages, and the seed funding is the hardest to find.

The Best Clients I’ll Ever Defend

Is every potential client a good fit for you? Before you answer, think carefully: every single one? Fairly often, I get quizzical looks when I tell people that I work almost exclusively with small non-profit organizations and very small mission-driven businesses.

SBA Loans for Veterans: MREIDL

The Small Business Administration has many helpful platforms and programs that are specifically geared towards veterans who are looking to engage in entrepreneurship and start their own small businesses. One such program is the Military Reservist Economic Injury Disaster Loan program (MREIDL).

Don’t Be Fooled by All the Hype for Crowd Funding

The new hot topic for entrepreneurs the last couple of years is crowdfunding, which is anticipated to at least supplement, if not replace, the slow and mysterious process of current Angel and venture capital investors. The problem is that crowdfunding means something different to everyone, and even I have been confused by the different ways the term gets used.

Small Changes in Prices Can Make a Big Difference

If your business is trying to increase profits, raising prices is something you might consider in today's economy. However, you have to be so careful when doing this so as not to alarm your customers.

Unsecured Business Loans: The Good, the Bad, and the Question

Finding a loan without collateral is never easy. Unsecured loans are hard to come by in the best of circumstances. Throw in some iffy credit history and it can seem almost impossible. It is not impossible to get one, however.

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