How can I raise additional funds to acquire a business for sale?
QUESTION | BY Ian Jones | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 08/06/19
I would like to acquire a business that is being sold for 3.9 million dollars. I don't have sufficient funds for a down payment or financing. How could I make this transaction happen given the...
How to Know Your Numbers and Manage Your Sales Department
BY Susie Carder
In order to be financially successful, it it critical you understand all your numbers.
What the Current Economic Environment Means for Your Small Business
BY Amber Colley
These tips can help you safeguard your business against an economic downturn.
5 Accounting and Finance Certifications to Get Ahead
BY Kim Lindros
Advance your career with one of these essential accounting or finance certifications.
How much should I expect to pay for merchant services?
QUESTION | BY Mary-Alice Miller | 23 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/30/19
I am curious who people recommend for merchant services and how much they charge. Bank of America charges 1.99% and 20 cents per transaction, $16 monthly fee (which includes payment gateway), $94...
How can I gain the support of international investors when my company is still in the early stages?
QUESTION | BY Edna Nafula | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/27/19
I have just recently opened my own company after years of working with other companies as a Director/CEO. My company is Sutekina Josei Ventures. I have clients who followed me from the previous...
5 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly-Funded Business
BY Howard Goldstein
These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.
How to Find Investors for Your Startup: Talking Shop
BY Chad Brooks
Finding the right investor for your startup can be a difficult process.
The Truth About Free Credit Card Processing
BY Mona Bushnell
Here's how to minimize your credit card processing fees the legal way.
How to Monetize Your Tech Knowledge
BY Adam Bertram
Here are four easy ways to benefit from your tech knowledge.
How to Keep Your Business Out of Bankruptcy
BY Matthew Debbage
Managing your debt is critical to avoiding bankruptcy
What Is the Paycheck Fairness Act and How Will it Affect Your Small Business?
BY Katharine Paljug
The Paycheck Fairness Act would amend the Fair Labor Standards Act.
Do I need a separate business bank account when just starting out?
QUESTION | BY Barbara Ciosek | 11 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 07/06/19
Can I use my regular personal bank account for business and just keep clear records of all my business expenses or do I need to set up a separate business bank account?
Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
BY Siri Hedreen
Use this accountability test to get a grasp of your loan agreement's fine print.
What are the best practices for invoicing clients and collecting on payments faster?
QUESTION | BY JR Rochester | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/24/19
I offer b2b services and had several questions about invoicing. -How soon is too soon to expect payment of invoices? Are 7 days too quick? -How often do you reach out if the invoice isn't paid...
Slaying Bureaucracy in Your Small Business
BY Kurt Rathmann
With the right tech, you can can tame paperwork and finances and run your business.
Why Small Business Owners Should Think About Taxes Year-Round
BY Joanna Furlong
Fold tax planning into your overall business strategy to efficiently tackle your taxes.
I only have my 401k and a few stocks for assets. How can I raise additional funds to purchase a franchise?
QUESTION | BY Natasha Harper | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/18/19
I want to purchase a women's clothing franchise where there is currently a teen store and children's store. The women's clothing store is much needed in the area based on research from the corporate...
How do you recommend we resolve an issue with our billing company?
QUESTION | BY Amy Pace | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/12/19
We recently changed to a "professional" billing company, during the selection phase asked all the appropriate questions. After signing a contract, billing company wouldn't respond to emails,...
The State of Small Businesses Since South Dakota vs. Wayfair
BY Bill Brunelle
The South Dakota vs. Wayfair decision was a win for brick-and-mortar retailers.