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Grow your business: 5 Things to Keep in Mind When Scaling Your Online Business

If you consistently work on your business, you’ll see a gradual growth quarter over quarter. This will go on until you reach a point where either: ●  You’ve grown so much that you’re struggling to keep up with customer demands. ●  Your growth has plateaued. Planning for future growth is crucial for any online business.

How to Create a Marketing Plan for Your Business

You’ve launched your business, created your website, and opened your digital doors... so, where are all your customers? No matter how beautiful and functional your site is, you can’t gain traction and build a successful business if no one knows about it. Sure, you can craft a few social media posts and create some flyers,

Top 10 Crowdfunding Options for Small Business [2020]

Starting a business is a big decision, and we couldn’t be any more excited for you! You’ve developed your stellar business idea, worked on your plan, but wait… what’s this? You still need funding? You have a plethora of options when it comes to small business or startup funding: Traditional lenders, alternative lenders, grants, and

How to Get a Small Business Grant

Free money. Yes, you heard correctly, we said free money. Sounds too good to be true, doesn’t it? Today, we’re talking about grants. Receiving a grant is a lot like getting free money to start your business, but here’s the rub — they’re not easy to land. Don’t let that deter you. If you like

How to Get a Small Business Loan

There’s a lot that goes into starting a small business. First, you need a good idea that solves a problem, then you need to test your idea, and ultimately, you need a way to fund your business. In our last post we looked at different funding options for your small business, and today, we’re going

The Different Types of Small Business Funding

Starting a small business is exciting — whether you’re bringing a new idea to market or wanting to be your own boss, small businesses offer tons of potential.   As you plan for and start your business, it’ll be your job to figure out how to realize that potential. Many times, small business owners discover that

Creating a Business Plan for a Small Business

As a business owner, time and money aren’t things you have to waste.   Yet, that’s exactly what will happen if you rush headlong into opening a business without first creating a small business plan. Think about it: You wouldn’t decide to build a house without a blueprint or take a road trip without a map.

How to Validate Your Business Idea

Everyone has ideas — big ones, small ones, great ones, and yes, terrible ones, too. (Remember that time you had the idea to cut your own bangs and shave your eyebrows off in the 3rd grade? Just me?) While hair grows back and you can recover from a bad idea like that pretty quickly, it’s