Many entrepreneurs are convinced that banks are not worth the effort for startups, especially early-stage ones that still don’t have a revenue stream, or collateral to back up their financing needs. A question I get all the time is, “Can I ever expect any backing from my bank for a great opportunity?”
After an extensive amount of research, you’ve finally decided that accepting mobile payments will benefit you and your company. Congratulations! You’ve made a great decision. You are joining a growing number of small businesses taking advantage of this advance in technology.
Pricing strategies will help your small businesses make more money. Nothing affects your profits more than the price you charge for your products. But in reality, pricing can be a challenging part of an overall marketing strategy
At first glance, it might seem that the government shutdown will affect only those small businesses that sell products or services to the federal government or one of its agencies. According to Gary Milkwick, CPA and Vice President at 1800Accountant, there are three surprising ways the government shutdown is likely to affect small businesses.
Now that you have something worth their attention, how do you make contact? By phone? By mail? Before you decide, it helps to first understand how effort and resistance determine which contact methods work best and why.
Every investor expects to see some business traction, both before and after a funding event. If you have been working 20 hours a day, and spent your last dollar, but have no results to show, investors will be sympathetic, but will probably tell you that your dream doesn’t have wheels. Traction means forward progress.
Depending on what kind of business you have, you might not be able to turn to a bank for money. For those for whom a traditional bank is not a viable source of capital, a merchant cash advance can be the answer.
Virtual terminals are necessary for phone, fax, and mail orders, when you don’t physically have the customer’s credit card in order to swipe it. You can process credit cards from any computer with internet access. Since the terminal is browser-based, no additional equipment is necessary.
“Making payroll”—that is, managing a small business so that paychecks are delivered on time even when the unexpected occurs—can be one of the hardest parts of a small business owner’s job. One thing certain to make that job even harder is a payroll tax mistake that can lead to IRS problems.
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