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Financial matters and how they impact the decisions you make running your business.

Funding Strategies for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

Funding Strategies for Early-Stage Entrepreneurs

When selecting a funding strategy for your startup, it's crucial to consider several factors carefully. You want to choose a funding option that aligns with your business goals and increases your chances of reaching your milestones.  Before you decide on a funding...

The Benefits Of Outsourcing For A Small Business

The Benefits Of Outsourcing For A Small Business

Running a small business is no small feat. Limited resources and tight budgets often force entrepreneurs to wear multiple hats. But what if there was a way to expand your capabilities without breaking the bank? Enter outsourcing – a powerful strategy that can...

Acquiring Veteran Startup Business Loans

Acquiring Veteran Startup Business Loans

Transitioning from an active-duty service member to a small business owner can be a very challenging process. Hence, veteran startup business loans can provide a smoother transition for veterans looking to explore their entrepreneurial endeavors.   The Importance of...

Veterans Seeking Business Startup Loans

Veterans Seeking Business Startup Loans

For veterans who are starting a business but aren’t sure where or how they will fund their new startup, you’ve come to the right place. The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) is an excellent place to turn to. While the SBA doesn’t offer small business loans,...

Minority Small Business Startup Loans

Minority Small Business Startup Loans

Small businesses are the backbone of any thriving economy; driving innovation, creating jobs, and fostering community growth. However, minority entrepreneurs often face unique challenges when it comes to launching and sustaining their ventures. To combat this...

Retirement Options for Gig Workers

Retirement Options for Gig Workers

While retirement may still be miles down the road, it's always a good idea to begin planning for it as soon as possible. The longer you contribute, the greater your future nest egg will grow to be. Even if you aren't working for a company that offers its employees a...

The Importance of Capital for Business Growth

The Importance of Capital for Business Growth

Expanding a business often requires capital, but not always. While it's true that many businesses need to secure additional funding in order to grow, there are other ways to expand without taking on more debt or equity financing. One way to expand without needing...

Key Strategies for Cost Control in Your Business

Key Strategies for Cost Control in Your Business

Controlling costs is a crucial aspect of running a successful business. Not only does it help improve your bottom line, but it also allows you to allocate more resources towards growth and innovation. In today's fast-paced business environment, it's important to...

Gig Jobs With High Pay 

Gig Jobs With High Pay 

The gig economy has a reputation of short-term tasks done in volume to obtain the desired income of their worker. This, however, is not always the case as some gigs may break this stereotype with higher paying opportunities with comparable volume. The typical gig...

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Selling Your Business

4 Things To Keep In Mind When Selling Your Business

With entrepreneurship on the rise during and after the pandemic, business owners are facing a lot of firsts. One thing that new business owners need to be prepared for is selling their business when the time is right. Business owners decide to sell for many reasons...

When Should You Sell Your Business?

When Should You Sell Your Business?

Starting a business is most entrepreneurs’ dream, however the pursuit of success requires practice and sacrifice. Therefore, by starting companies, businessmen must be conscious of when the right time to sell a company should be. There are several reasons as to why a...

How To Manage Payroll And Payroll Taxes 

How To Manage Payroll And Payroll Taxes 

Managing payroll is a vital need for companies to be proficient at in order to not fall out of any legal regards when coming to taxes and missing information. This skill is responsible for the keeping of records, processing paychecks, monitoring employee performance,...

Are We Headed To A Recession?

Are We Headed To A Recession?

As if the effects of Covid weren’t enough, Americans are now dealing with inflation. Higher gas prices, rising interest rates and increased cost of food have many people unsure of just how they’ll get by. As prices rise, wages remain the same. This inflation has led...

Here’s How Small Businesses Can Cope With Inflation

Here’s How Small Businesses Can Cope With Inflation

The pandemic had a huge impact on small businesses, but fortunately, they had access to Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans to help keep them afloat during these unprecedented times. However, now, the Federal Reserve is increasing interest rates to slow inflation...

How Small Business Banking Is Changing

How Small Business Banking Is Changing

As small business owners are beginning to bounce back after the pandemic, some are continuing to struggle amid the recent inflation and supple chain issues we are facing. In a recent study, a whopping 89% of small businesses admitted they just didn’t have access to...

How to Create a Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 Plan

How to Create a Q1, Q2, Q3, and Q4 Plan

A quarter planning system splits up the year into four three-month periods on a businesses’ financial calendar. This makes it easy for a company to plan out their strategies and set quarterly goals for the year. Q1 starts off the year consisting of the months of...

Keeping Your Prices Updated With Inflation

Keeping Your Prices Updated With Inflation

During this first half of 2022, inflation and the fear of its increase has been an ever-present force that doesn’t seem to have a foreseeable end in the immediate future. As a result, it would not be beneficial for a company to go unchanged when going through this...

Tips for Business Trips

Tips for Business Trips

It is inevitable as you grow into your entrepreneurial adventure, you will be traveling quite often. There are many roadblocks that come with traveling such as less time in the office, mobile contacting, and time may seem to slip away faster. Here are several ways to...

How to Maximize your Tax Return as a Freelancer

How to Maximize your Tax Return as a Freelancer

In the last few years, freelancing, gig work, and home offices have been more common. When it comes to tax season, people who have adapted to this new form of work want to make sure they are getting the most out of their tax returns. Work Based VehiclesIf you drive a...

Tips for Gig Workers to Avoid a Large Tax Bill

Tips for Gig Workers to Avoid a Large Tax Bill

Filing your taxes as a freelancer can seem like a tedious task to get through as a freelancer. You are your own boss, no longer employed by a company. Being in the gig economy has its perks, and there are plenty of ways to take advantage of tax season to avoid a large...

Business Owners, Keep Your Prices Updated with Inflation 

Business Owners, Keep Your Prices Updated with Inflation 

During the pandemic, median household income fell 2.9% and every year, prices increase 5.3%. As a business owner, you see the changes and may start to worry about your business. Fear not, there are ways to combat inflation without severely increasing your prices and...

Three Ways to Make Money Online 

Three Ways to Make Money Online 

Making money online has become popular to make extra cash, you can even do it without leaving the couch. 1. Start Investing The easiest way to make money online is through investments. There are many ways that you can start investing: real estate, stocks, and crypto....

Gas Prices and Gig Work

Gas Prices and Gig Work

Increased gas prices have affected everyone across the world since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. In Arizona alone the average price of a gallon of gas is $3.32. Gas prices cause more pain than just paying a couple extra dollars when stopping at the gas station....

Small Business Owners, There’s Still Hope

Small Business Owners, There’s Still Hope

If you are a small-business owner, and you have become adapted to the constant fluctuation of the economy in the past, rumor has it there is hope right around the corner. I know I know… Another article about the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur in the...

The Great Depression and Today

The Great Depression and Today

As of October 2021, Wendy Edelberg shared in “What does current inflation tell us about the future?” that we have seen an inflation rate of 6.2%, increasing gas prices and average cost of living that can be compared to the Great Depression.    History  The Great...

Filing Your Taxes Like A Pro This New Year

Filing Your Taxes Like A Pro This New Year

It is almost that time of year… tax season. But filing your taxes does not have to be all that dreadful when you master the basics. Firstly, understand that filing your taxes is a tedious process, but it is meant to benefit you- the taxpayer with that big tax return...

How to Protect Your Credit During the Pandemic

How to Protect Your Credit During the Pandemic

If you’re worried about your credit, or what to do once your debt relief program runs out, you’re not alone.If you’re worried about your credit, or what to do once your debt relief program runs out, you’re not alone. At the start of the pandemic, the lending community...

Increasing Gas Prices are Drastically Impacting Gig Workers

Increasing Gas Prices are Drastically Impacting Gig Workers

Gas prices have always fluctuated but have had spikes more dramatically throughout 2021. Gas prices may be affected by oil prices, gasoline supply and gasoline demand. This heightened price has placed intense pressure on available supplies. 2021 gas prices are at the...

Entrepreneurs in Restaurants And The Devastating Rising Costs

Entrepreneurs in Restaurants And The Devastating Rising Costs

Are you wondering why your favorite restaurant went from being open 7 days a week to only 3? Or why is it taking abnormally long for you to get a table at a restaurant and the waiter to bring out your food? You’re not the only one. Ordering french fries went from $3...

The Reality of Working in a Post-Pandemic Economy

The Reality of Working in a Post-Pandemic Economy

To say the work economy has changed since the Covid-19 Pandemic is an understatement; the workforce has completely transformed the regular nine to five job as we know it. Mobilizing jobs has become astonishingly popularly, if not essential for individuals. THE...

GIG workers earn over $1,000 a month! This could be you.

GIG workers earn over $1,000 a month! This could be you.

Do you want to earn a great paycheck? Do you want to have flexibility with your job? How do you feel about being your own boss? The current gig economy is booming, transportation services such as Uber are making up 90 percent of the gig economy (Broda, 2021). What is...

What’s an SBA Loan — And Does Your Business Qualify?

What’s an SBA Loan — And Does Your Business Qualify?

Struggling to survive in 2021? You’re not out of options yet! With the PPP and many other relief efforts being made during the pandemic, you might think: “Wait, they’re bringing out another program?” Not exactly. SBA Community Advantage (CA) loans have been around...

Should You Use a Rental Car for Your Next Road Trip?

Should You Use a Rental Car for Your Next Road Trip?

Planning your next road trip? If so, are you sure you want to take your own car? While it might seem obvious that driving a rental car would be more expensive than driving your own, there are certain scenarios where you may want to use a rental car instead. First, a...

Should I Consolidate My Student Loans?

Should I Consolidate My Student Loans?

These days, an increasing number of young entrepreneurs are dealing with the same question: What do I do about my student loans? Fortunately, federal loan consolidation is often a great option for student loan borrowers. It provides the convenience of having only one...

Are Rewards Credit Cards Worth It?

Are Rewards Credit Cards Worth It?

Getting 5% back on all your purchases is a tempting offer — even if it’s only cents most of the time, it can still majorly add up by the end of the year. But are rewards cards really worth it? Let’s take a look. Pay off the bill on time.If you don’t pay off your card...

Get A Second PPP Loan

Get A Second PPP Loan

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) relaunched in December, with brand new applications being released on March 3, 2021. As a small-business owner, you’re being prioritized by lenders and given extra resources to keep your business on the ground.The Paycheck...

Decline in Purchasing Power Lowers Home Ownership Rates

Decline in Purchasing Power Lowers Home Ownership Rates

Many factors go into the statistics we’re seeing today, but there’s no arguing with the facts themselves: Americans today own homes at a lower rate than in the past, and younger Americans are less likely to own their homes than their parents or grandparents were at...

‘Extended Warranty’ Not Just a Scam

‘Extended Warranty’ Not Just a Scam

By now, most hear the words “extended warranty” and our minds go straight to the robocall that targets some of us on a weekly — or even daily — basis. That particular scam has been going on for a long time, yet most people don’t know how to handle it. Hang up, and...

Allstate Identity Protection’s ‘Line in the Sand’

Allstate Identity Protection’s ‘Line in the Sand’

Isn’t it funny how many services won’t let you cancel them if you’re displeased? For example, if you’re paying a company good money to monitor your data, and someone still skims your card info and buys $400 worth of cigarettes and scratch cards in New Jersey, that’s...

What Most Payment Processing Companies Don’t Tell You

What Most Payment Processing Companies Don’t Tell You

When you aren’t familiar with cars, you might pick your auto mechanic by chance. You just have to hope they’ll be honest and won’t rip you off. When you aren’t familiar with cars, you might pick your auto mechanic by chance. You just have to hope they’ll be honest and...

Your Traveling Expenses Are More Tax Deductible Than You Think

Your Traveling Expenses Are More Tax Deductible Than You Think

When you travel for business, many of your expenses can be written off on your taxes — you just need to know the rules. Here’s a quick guide to get you started!  Driving Out of Town To start, deduct your out-of-town miles the same as you would for local drives — this...

Helping Your Student in Debt?

Helping Your Student in Debt?

About 9 out of 10 parents are willing to help their child get out of debt. And student debt is a very common type of debt for young people today. If your child has taken a student loan, it’s probably the first loan they’ve ever received. That’s a huge responsibility,...

Do You Need Insurance to Protect Your 401(k)?

Do You Need Insurance to Protect Your 401(k)?

Since the onset of the pandemic, our lives have increasingly revolved around the digital realm, shaping how we interact socially and manage our finances. As we immerse ourselves further into the virtual landscape, we often expose a significant amount of personal...

How to Choose the Best Payroll Processing Company for You

How to Choose the Best Payroll Processing Company for You

Nobody wants to be paid late — and employers, perhaps even more than employees, don’t want to pay late either. It can be illegal to make even the smallest mistakes when it comes to payroll, and you’d rather be the great friend people trust and can rely on instead of...

Is Your Business Underinsured?

Is Your Business Underinsured?

These Times May Be Turbulent, but That's Why Your Business Needs the Right Coverage Your business needs to be prepared for the future in a lot of ways, and one of them is through insurance. Between the pandemic and political polarization, small businesses have been...

Get Funding for Your Small Business

Get Funding for Your Small Business

Running your own business is an exciting and fulfilling process—but there are a lot of variables to consider. As a small business owner, you must balance your time between increasing cash flow and building your business' mission, branding, and sharing your passion....

How Buying a Company Car Can Give You More Control

How Buying a Company Car Can Give You More Control

The upfront cost of having a company car for you and your employees can seem steep — but it can actually be a huge boon to your business. Especially in the pandemic, when company travel by car is becoming more common, you might want to consider a car to get your...

The Top 3 Business Podcasts

The Top 3 Business Podcasts

If you’re an entrepreneur, you most likely love your craft. But you also love making a living off of that craft, which drives you to grow your businesses. Because of the pandemic, now is the perfect time to creatively rethink how your business scales to new heights....

How Creditors Are Assisting Their Credit Holders

How Creditors Are Assisting Their Credit Holders

Currently, many of our business models are shifting to meet the adjusted needs of our markets. Some of these models rely heavily on credit, which has many entrepreneurs losing sleep. However, creditors realize that if they want to succeed, their credit holders need to...

What to Ask Your Insurance Provider

What to Ask Your Insurance Provider

The COVID-19 pandemic has undoubtedly posed significant challenges for small business owners, forcing them to confront various uncertainties, including insurance coverage issues. Navigating these complexities and ensuring financial stability has become a top priority...

Government Small Business Assistance Programs

Government Small Business Assistance Programs

Right now, many companies in our entrepreneurial community are scaling back or re-evaluating their business models. However, federal assistance programs for small business owners are available, such as the Paycheck Protection Program and the Economic Injury Disaster...

Restore Your Good Credit

Restore Your Good Credit

It can be a challenge to rebuild good credit if you’ve faced bankruptcy or a challenging financial situation. When your credit is down or wiped out, many lenders will decline to extend credit to you leaving you with few options. When you want to rebuild your credit,...

Track and Improve Your FICO Score

Track and Improve Your FICO Score

If you don’t get off the ground, you won’t be able to build your company to new heights. Raising capital is a crucial part of that process, and you may need to take on debt to do it. But, if your credit is less than ideal, it can take years to find the proper funding...

Tax Relief and Amendments You Need To Know

Tax Relief and Amendments You Need To Know

As a business owner in our current situation, you have a lot on your plate, including taxes. While the IRS is usually a source of stress, they’re doing their part to help those in need, including companies. If you’re still working through your taxes, here is what you...

Entities That Are Economically Fighting COVID-19

Entities That Are Economically Fighting COVID-19

As a small-business owner, you have a lot on your mind right now. Demand is in flux, and with the virus spreading, you have to make some hard decisions about how to handle remote work. But you do have options and resources at your disposal, including your AFEUSA...

What Sheryl Sandberg Wants Women to Know About Negotiating

What Sheryl Sandberg Wants Women to Know About Negotiating

April is Women’s History Month, and Facebook COO and Lean In founder Shery Sandberg is one of the world’s most history-making women in business today. Speaking at a panel co-hosted by Stanford Law School, Lean In, and the Hamilton Project about how women can level up...

Three Surprising Psychological Truths About Pricing

Three Surprising Psychological Truths About Pricing

Customers aren’t driven only by the cold hard facts when determining what they’re willing to pay for a product. In fact, psychology can play a powerful role in determining the optimal price point for your product. As you hone in on your optimal pricing strategy, here...

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