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4 Tips for Managing a Seasonal Sales Cycle
Seasonal Businesses

4 Tips for Managing a Seasonal Sales Cycle

Are your sales down during the dark days of winter or the heat waves of summer? Consider these tips to manage a seasonal sales cycle.
Marc Glazer
How to Keep a Hawk's Eye on Your Holiday Season Cash Flow
Business Optimization

How to Keep a Hawk's Eye on Your Holiday Season Cash Flow

Paying close attention to staffing, inventory and equipment details can help you stay in the black as the New Year approaches.
Stephen Sheinbaum
Why It's a Bad Idea to Mingle Small-Business and Personal Banking
Small-business Banking

Why It's a Bad Idea to Mingle Small-Business and Personal Banking

You think opening separate accounts for your new business is a hassle? Just wait until you do your taxes or try getting a loan without a business credit history.
Jay DesMarteau
Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?
Small Business Finance

Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?

Here are four legitimate factors as to why this emerging financing tool is so pricey.
David Rubin
The Secret Credit Score Every Business Owner Should Know About, and How to Build Yours
Small Business Finance

The Secret Credit Score Every Business Owner Should Know About, and How to Build Yours

It's really, really, important. So, learn what it means to your company's future.
Kari Luckett
Ready To Launch

7 Loan Programs Offered by the SBA

If banks turn you down for a standard loan, check out these options from the federal government.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Tony Robbins: The Most Important Advice I Ever Received as an Entrepreneur
Tony Robbins

Tony Robbins: The Most Important Advice I Ever Received as an Entrepreneur

Robbins says Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One Minute Manager, offered him the most useful guidance when he began to build his motivational empire.
Tanya Benedicto Klich
8 Ways to Build Your Company's Credit
Tax Center

8 Ways to Build Your Company's Credit

A good credit score can help you land loans, financing and better interest rates for your business.
Mark J. Kohler
Sneaky Recurring Contracts: 10 Common Ways Your Business Is Getting Overcharged
Money Management

Sneaky Recurring Contracts: 10 Common Ways Your Business Is Getting Overcharged

You may think company costs are under control, but there are hidden expenses right under your nose.
Dan Schneider
Don't Let Student Debt Hogtie Your Business
Ready To Launch

Don't Let Student Debt Hogtie Your Business

Four tips for achieving a financial balance as you launch your startup
Kari Luckett
4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015
Control What You Can

4 Goals Every Small-Business Owner Should Set in 2015

Here are some easy changes entrepreneurs can make for a more productive year ahead.
Sabrina Parsons
6 Smart Tax Moves to Take Before the End of the Year
Taxes

6 Smart Tax Moves to Take Before the End of the Year

These tips will help you save on your tax bill and put some money into your retirement fund.
John Hewitt
Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.
Young Entrepreneurs

Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.

The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal loan.
Michelle Goodman
Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online
Ready To Launch

Keep 'Em Coming Back: How Freight Brokers Can Engage Customers Online

Using your website and social media to boost your business is critical for your success, even if the bulk of your work as a freight broker takes place on the open road.