Lydia Dishman

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Luxury on Loan
Success Stories

Luxury on Loan

High-fashion rental entrepreneurs are giving couture-hungry consumers a small--and affordable--taste of the good life.
Best Practices for Landing Impact Investment
Startup Financing

Best Practices for Landing Impact Investment

The money is out there for social entrepreneurs. Here's how to get it.
Going Green

Green Business: From Niche to Mainstream

A look at how the green landscape has evolved over the last 40 years
Managing Cash Flow

Easy, Affordable Ways to Green Your Business

Simple tips to make your business eco-friendly and perhaps save some coin
The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships
Choosing a Business Structure

The Skinny on Sole Proprietorships

Protect yourself from the IRS and make your patchwork projects a real business.
Choosing a Business Structure

The New Double Bottom Line

The L3C designation is helping entrepreneurs start for-profit businesses with non-profit souls.
Success Stories

Retire? Forget About It

A new wave of baby boomer business owners are turning their passion and experience into second-act success.
Play Your Cards Right
Self-Financing

Play Your Cards Right

Financing with credit cards is a risk--but it can pay off.
Financing

Make an Online Capital Connection

Sometimes finding the right investor is all about chemistry.
Bank Loans and Microloans

Big Returns Come in Micro-sized Packages

A microloan from a community-based lender can provide the cash you need.
Online Marketing

Drive Sales With Tutorials

Position yourself as an authority and gain market share with instructional content.
Startup Financing

Take Advantage of Every Opportunity

Learn to leverage your status as a minority-owned business to get the funding you need.
Advertising

Find a 'Tweet' Deal on Advertising

Banner ads aren't the only way to advertise online; take advantage with these affordable alternatives.
Success Stories

Turning a Green Business Into Gold

Reward follows risk and innovation for these eco-friendly businesses.
Startup Financing

Find Funding in Your Backyard

Local, state and regional funds aim to keep local economies going strong.
Online Marketing

Should You Outsource Your Online Presence?

You can save time and money by leaving social media marketing to the pros.
Websites

Should You Outsource Your Online Presence?

You can save time and money by leaving social media marketing to the pros.
Online Marketing

The Cost (and Payoff) of Investing in Social Media

Savvy entrepreneurs are looking to social media as another way to market their businesses.
Payments & Collections

Don't Get Stiffed

Use these 4 simple steps to make sure you get paid.

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