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Four Letters from Your Big Customers

Consider the ancient proverb: “Any chain is only as strong as its weakest link.” This is about four letters with this proverb in mind, sent to small businesses from their corporate customers – two that have been sent and two that will be. 1. Quality The first letter was born in...
Posted On 26 May 2017

How I Knew I Was Ready To Quit My 9-to-5 And Start A Business

You might think that when I landed my dream job at CNBC as the anchor of the only global show on the network, I would have been satisfied. It was a coveted role, to be sure. Instead, that anchor’s chair became my launch pad for so many other things. I had a million ideas about...
Posted On 26 May 2017

25 Inexpensive Ways To Market Your Business

Money can get pretty tight when you are first starting a new business. There are always at least a few expenses that crop up you didn’t plan for. Of course, even an established business can face lean times as well from time to time. Either way, you may need to tighten up the...
Posted On 25 May 2017

7 Ways Business Owners Can Improve Business Finances

I have a confession to make: My business finances have been a mess the last few months. Between making new investments, frequent travel and generally just not having my head in the game, this business and finance blogger has been struggling. Fortunately, that’s what emergency...
Posted On 25 May 2017

Cryptocurrency And Your Small Business: What You Need To Know

Cryptocurrency , the digital assets used as a medium of financial exchange, are rapidly emerging from high tech obscurity and becoming mainstream. These currencies continue to proliferate, and last year all cryptocurrencies combined had a market capitalization of over $13...
Posted On 24 May 2017

Travel Hacking With Your Business Credit Cards

For the last five years, I have traveled around the country and around the world for a fraction of the cost most people pay. Thanks to clever use of my personal and business credit cards , I have earned hundreds of thousands of miles through a strategy called travel hacking ....
Posted On 22 May 2017

3 Federal Loan Programs Every Small Business Should Know About

This content is made possible by our sponsor; the views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc. When you’re considering a loan to take your business to the next level, you, like many...
Posted On 22 May 2017

3 Payment Processing Terms You Should Understand

Accepting a variety of payments from your customers has never been easier. However, there’s a misconception that you can simply electronically invoice a client , request a mobile card from Square, or add a shopping cart to your site and that’s it. While processing payments should...
Posted On 22 May 2017

Sustained small business success requires two kinds of passion

Success as a small business owner requires two kinds of Source
Posted On 22 May 2017

Why strategic alliances are a 21st century imperative

In the 1990s, when I began thinking about how to help entrepreneurs prepare for the 21st century, I condensed the areas requiring a heightened level of importance into three critical disciplines: 1. Leveraging technology in every aspect of your business; 2. Professional...
Posted On 19 May 2017