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Consider the ROBS Method to Start a Business

If you’re thinking about starting a business, one of your first major decisions will be choosing where to get funding. Many new business owners will turn to a bank or alternative lender, such as  OnDeck , to get funding. Others may borrow money from family and friends or charge...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

2 Easy Ways to Increase Your Businesss Online Footprint

With so many consumers now searching online for local businesses, it’s critical to have a strong web presence if you want to grow your business. It isn’t enough just to have a website these days—you also need to make sure customers are finding your business when they search...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

11 Essential Traits Of Truly Successful Entrepreneurs

While each business owner has traits that are unique, there are essential traits all entrepreneurs must have in order to be successful. This article will address 11 key characteristics that are essential for entrepreneurs to have in order to be successful. Some may seem like...
Posted On 30 Jan 2017

The State Of Small Business: Where Do We Go From Here?

Click to see full-size version Where do we go from here, practically sounds like a couple breaking up — but these days, the number of small businesses that fail are asking that same question. Business partners and teams closet themselves in the boardroom or even crowd themselves...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

How To Stretch A Tight Business Budget

Small business owners and solopreneurs can be on a pretty tight budget for the first year of business. Your income varies as you find your footing, and even low overhead businesses require some start-up cash. You can stretch a tight budget with a little bit of creativity. Tap...
Posted On 25 Jan 2017

Top 10 Things That Keep Small Business Owners Up at Night

If you ask any small business owner “How’s business?” invariably they will respond: “Well, I can always use more customers.” So if someone asked you what’s the greatest concern of small businesses, you could be forgiven for being wrong if you said they need more sales, because...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017

Accounting Basics: 4 Financial Ratios You Need To Know

Banks and investors will typically use financial ratios to measure the performance of your business. They may also be used to gain insight on a company’s financial statements. Regardless if you’re a finance whiz, it’s always best to fully understand the financial state of your...
Posted On 24 Jan 2017

3 Great Reads for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

If you’re considering starting your own business, you’ve probably done a lot of research on the ins and outs of the process and the skills you’ll need to succeed as an entrepreneur. But if you’re open to suggestions on what else to read, here are our top three recommended reads...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017

Tips for Monetizing Readerships in the Digital Age

Co-Authored By  Michael Iannucci , Clarus Commerce’s Senior VP of Business Development and Client Services After decades of relying on offline subscription models to grow their audiences, magazines and newspapers are now pursuing new ways of doing business.  As online...
Posted On 23 Jan 2017

5 Apps to Help You Manage Your Businesss Invoicing

No one exactly enjoys invoicing, especially when it involves juggling multiple clients or projects. However, invoicing is, of course, vital to getting paid and staying in business. Good invoicing software can take much of the grief out of the process by letting you manage...
Posted On 18 Jan 2017