Before you can seek an outside loan, you need a strategy. A business plan shows potential lenders where your business is going and how additional funds will help you get there. Learn how to craft a road-map for your business with these business planning tools.
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You’ve got the business plan down, but you need some help managing your finances and cash flow. Accounting, taxes, payroll—you deal with enough numbers every month to make your head spin. But you don’t have to tackle the numbers alone. These resources can help you keep your business in good financial health.
You have a dream for how your business can reach new heights. But growth often means more customers, more sales and a bigger audience. How do you reach these people? These resources will help you find quick tips or develop a marketing plan that makes sense for your business and your goals.
Navigating the complicated field of business legal help can feel like solving a complicated puzzle. But you need licensing and permits to ensure that your business is operating legally. These tools can help you understand how to identify what you need to navigate the tricky process.
Running a business is one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever undertake. Entrepreneurs with access to a mentor are more likely to start a business, and have higher revenues and higher rates of employment. These resources can help you find an advisor to guide you through the ups and downs of running your business.
Selling to the federal or state government can offer significant potential for your business. Many regulations require governments to promote small businesses when awarding contracts, especially women-, veteran- or minority-owned businesses. Find out if you qualify and how to compete for federal or state dollars.
Working with a coalition of lenders and advocates, we have identified the fundamental financing rights that we believe all small businesses deserve.
So many factors affect your credit score, and figuring out how to boost your score can get pretty complicated. It takes more than on-time payments to build your score, and our Credit Score IQ resources can help you understand how to make the credit changes you need. To view your credit report for free, visit our partner Nav.com/sbm
Feel like the small print on your loan application or advice from your financial advisor is a foreign language? Our glossary makes it easy to decipher what some of the most common terms you may come across mean for you and your business.
To be able to choose the best loan option for your small business, you need to know the true cost of your loan payments. Calculators can help you consider things like interest rates, repayment terms and associated fees. Find out what you would pay overall with our Merchant Cash Advance and Term Loan APR Calculators.
Online resources covering everything small business owners and their advisors need to know about offering health insurance.
Feel like the small print on your health plan or advice from your broker is a foreign language? Our glossary makes it easy to decipher what some of the most common terms you may come across mean for you and your business.
Effective workplace wellness programs, policies and environments have the potential to significantly benefit a large amount of people through employers, employees, their families, and communities. Check out this list to learn more about workplace wellness.
Feel like the small print on your retirement plan or advice from your financial advisor is a foreign language? Our glossary makes it easy to decipher what some of the most common terms you may come across mean for you and your business.
Some states are setting up their own marketplaces or state-run retirement saving programs to help make it easier for small businesses and their employees to save for the future. Check out this list to see if your state is offering a program.