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Small Business Owner: Fix Those Credit Oopsies

Credit history problems are common. and there’s no magic potion for fixing past problems. But like everything else in running a successful business, if you work hard at it you can fix the problem. (If it was easy everyone would be rich, right?) Just don’t ever give up. Here’s what we suggest: 1) First find […]

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Keep Your Home-Based Business From Growing Broke

When you run a small business cash flow is everything. Cash coming in allows you to buy more advertising, product, and equipment. Without it you aren’t in business, you’re giving you services or products away. Letís say your biggest client routinely pays in 30 days. Their orders keep increasing, so you figure business is good. […]

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A Good Accountant Is Worth His Weight In Gold

Based on personal experience, hiring an accountant won’t reduce the gray hairs that come with running your own business, but having a good one will save you some money and help fend off the IRS to boot. Fact is, if youíre a sole proprietor and file a Schedule C with your tax return, you have […]

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Pennies From Heaven, Money From Angels

Trying to start a new business inevitably requires start-up financing. (No not for business cards and letterhead, for marketing and product! What you need are customers!) If you can’t get a bank or SBA loan, and family members or friends aren’t an option, then angel investors are your only alternative. The men and women with […]

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How To Avoid Credit Chargebacks

Chargebacks are a huge headache, especially for companies that do business on the web. Unfortunately, the opportunity for fraud is far greater on the web where a customer can’t march in the door and pound on the counter if they feel ripped off. As a result, the internet consumer is favored by credit card merchant […]

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