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.
Access to Capital
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.
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
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 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.
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.
The federal government spends billions of dollars on contracts each year, making it the largest buyer of goods and services in the country. Working with the government as a supplier or contractor is a huge opportunity for small businesses, especially since federal agencies are mandated to contract at least 23% to small business owners.