You know the saying—“nice guys finish last”, but as an entrepreneur that probably isn’t the case. Sure, you have to be an astute negotiator and a salesperson who is willing to work for the sale but there are plenty of reasons to be known as the nice guy (or woman) to your customers.
As you plan the launch of your business startup, are you finding yourself in a little bit of sticker shock when it comes to credit card processing fees? Monthly fees, plus a percentage of each transaction, statement fees, and the purchase of terminals and other equipment can quickly take a significant bite out of your […]
Most of what you read assumes that at some point you’re going to say goodbye to your current job and follow your dream of working full time in a business of your own. For most entrepreneurs that’s probably true but what if you like your current job and don’t plan to leave? What if your […]
Most small business startups need financing during the early stages of their development. A bank will want to see evidence of cash flow and a solid business plan that will give them confidence that the loan will be repaid.
The dream of opening your business startup can easily be shattered if you’re not careful. Within the first year, three out of every ten new businesses will close their doors. Within five years, fifty percent, or five out of every 10 businesses will go from dream to nightmare but it’s not a game of chance.
Your business startup is worthless without sales, right? What makes this reality even more scary is that you’re in the beginning stages of your business which means that you have no reputation, no experience, no word of mouth, and very little capital to remedy that situation.
How much of this story describes your path? Because of your background you have a unique perspective that sparked an idea that you’re sure will take off with consumers. It might be a new product or maybe it’s a new and more cost effective way to provide a service that consumers need. You can’t believe […]
Finding funding for your business startup just got a lot easier. Congress recently passed the JOBS Act that allows small businesses to secure up to $1 million in capital using crowdfunding but is it right for your business? Some experts say to be careful when entering this relatively new and unknown territory.