In celebration of our new partnership with America’s SBDC, Venturize co-hosted a Twitter chat during National Small Business Week to talk about the top tips and resources to help small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs become loan ready. We were happy to be joined by our friends at Intuit QuickBooks, the New Jersey Business Action Center, Small Business Majority, BIGG Success and BizBuySell. There were also a number of SBDCs that participated, including the Arkansas Small Business and Technology Development Center, New York SBDC, University of Minnesota Center for Economic Development a...
Insights into the world of small business lending and development
This is the second post in a series on the basics of small business finances. Check out our first post on small business bank accounts, and stay tuned for future posts in this series, including information about bookkeeping.
Hopefully, you’ve read our first post about navigating your small business finances and learned why it’s important to open a small business bank account to keep your personal and business accounts separate. Just like with bank accounts, a small business credit card is an important component of establishing good financial practices for your small business.
This blog was originally posted on the website of Small Business Majority.
In honor of National Small Business Week, we asked several members of our national Small Business Council to share their expert advice on starting and running your own business.
Our panel includes
Harland Henry: CEO and founder of SunBiz Showcase Alliance, an economic and community development advocacy company focused on the development of small enterprises based in Tampa, Florida.
Jessica Jolly: Founder of ALT-Enter, a Chicago-based digital...
This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, Justworks.
It should go without saying that most job seekers want a quality benefits package to pair with their job offer. But which employee benefits are the most desired, and how can your company keep pace with the bigger guys?
Justworks conducted an original study* to answer that question.
Below, find out about the gaps between what employers offer and what prospective employees want — and the big opportunities available to growing businesses.
Finance 101: Understanding the building blocks of good credit
This is the fifth post in a series on the basics of small business finances. Check out our posts on small business bank accounts, small business credit cards, accounting software and building wealth. Stay tuned for future posts in this series.
After setting up the basics of your small business finances, like opening a business banking account or choosing an accounting system, you may be thinking about taking out a loan. Unfortunately, most banks view small business loans as a risky investment. One way...
This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.
Think quick — what was your childhood phone number? I bet those 10 digits came spilling out without hesitation.
If you’re in the market for an affordable business loan, you should be able to recall your credit score with similar ease. That’s because your score helps lenders gauge your financial fitness and the likelihood you’ll repay your loan. So if it’s in the right range, you can increase your odds of getting a business loan with great terms.
While traditional lenders...
This post orginally appeared on the blog of our partner, The Export-Import Bank of the United States.
Summer is coming and across the country that means state and county fairs. And cotton candy. And snow cones. Or maybe a trip to the air conditioned movie theater to beat the heat. With popcorn, of course. If any of these stir your memory or make your mouth water, you, and people around the world, can thank Great Western Products.
Great Western, a 65 employee company headquartered in Hollywood, Alabama has been supplying concession products and related equipment for over 50 ye...
This post originally appeared on Small Business Majority.
To kick off Women’s History Month in March, Small Business Majority recently hosted a Twitter chat, “Celebrating Women Entrepreneurs” to share tips and resources for women entrepreneurs from business organizations and entrepreneurs around the country. Many of our wonderful partner organizations participated, included the California Association for Micro Enterprise Opportunity (CAMEO), SBDC East Los Angeles, Washington D.C. SBDC, the Women’s Business Development Center in Chicago, SBA’s Nebraska District Office a...
You might be perfectly content at work. Maybe you like your co-workers, your boss is a great person, the company seems to be doing really well and you are totally satisfied with your current salary.
If this describes you, than we just have one thing to say: You should join a franchise.
This may seem counterintuitive. After all, why would you leave a job you’re perfectly happy with to take a risk on business ownership? There are actually several reasons why you should do this:
1. No job is safe.
You are just one economic downturn away from losing your job. Right n...
Are you one of the 300,000 U.S.-based small businesses that export your products and services to international markets? Do you know there are ways to protect your company’s assets from non-payment by foreign buyers and to improve your cash flow?
Established in 1934, the Export-Import Bank of the United States is an independent federal government agency whose mission is to support U.S.-based jobs by facilitating the export of U.S.-produced goods and services. EXIM Bank is the official export credit agency of the United States and fills in the gaps when private sector l...