Small Business Financing: Crowdfunding

Crowdfunding, sometimes also referred to as "how to get strangers to pay for your stuff," is a relatively new concept. If you're not familiar with it, popular crowd funding sites like Kickstarter or Indiegogo can help people to fund projects that they wouldn't be able to get a traditional loan for.

Is a Retail Franchise for You?

Retail franchise opportunities abound, but this is a challenging time to be a retailer. Big Box chains have taken over much of the retail space, e-commerce is increasingly threatening brick and mortar stores, and consumers are more demanding than ever.

Barry Moore: A Veteran in Business

Veterans Day is one of the most important days of the year. It's a day when we as a nation get to celebrate all that is our military. Not only do I support our veterans, I also help them discover their dreams/goals and watch them come to fruition as they start or expand their business.

How Can I Reduce the Startup Costs of My Small Business?

Retail space... expensive equipment... unanticipated extra costs... these can be significant costs of running a small business. Reducing expenses help maximize the bottom line. Here are some tips on how to reduce the start-up costs of your small business.

How to Balance a Family and a Startup

If you are starting a business venture, pull out the cape and the superhero costume, because there are ways that you can successfully start up a business and spend quality time with your family.

5 Reasons SBA Loans Make Financial Sense for Small Franchise Businesses

The franchise industry is showing signs of economic recovery after the global financial crisis in 2008. Recent statistics from the International Franchise Association reveal that the industry showed healthy signs of growth in 2012, especially in the food service, hospitality, and construction sectors.

4 Free Channels to Attract New Customers

So you've created your very first business but you're struggling to find customers? It's a really common problem. Don't worry though; there are hundreds of marketing channels out there that will drive customers straight to your door!

Do You Have That Entrepreneurial DNA?

My immediate family members were entrepreneurs from as far back as I can trace. So it seemed perfectly natural that my brother and I find our separate callings as entrepreneurs from the very start.

Choose Your Incubator Wisely

If you are considering starting up your own small business, getting well-grounded advice from experienced people can be profitable. That's where an incubator comes in.

Home-Based Franchises and Your Home

Home-based franchises have some real advantages. If you go with a home-based franchise opportunity, you don't have to rent an office, commute, or deal with all the myriad issues that go with a business location.

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