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How Much Cash Should a Small Business Keep in Reserve?

October 2, 2018,

Most financial experts recommend three to six months of operating expenses, but using this for every business in every situation is misleading.

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How to Tell If a Government Grant Offer Is a Scam or Legitimate

September 18, 2018,

How do you know if the grant offer is legitimate or a scam? According to the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI and other Federal Agencies, fake U.S. grant scams are on the rise across the country.

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How to Increase the Profitability of Your Business

August 30, 2018,

Here are a few basic reasons for a lower-than-desired profitability, which if you address, can provide a relatively quick and often easy solution.

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Can You Use Unemployment Benefits to Start a Business?

August 27, 2018,

You’ve been laid off from your job, and you’re applying to collect unemployment benefits. Can you use your unemployment benefits to finance your startup?

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7 Budgeting Basics for Small Business Owners

August 16, 2018,

Budgeting is essential for your small business success. Check out these seven budgeting basics.

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Summer is Almost Over – How Fit is Your Business?

Learn what reports and information will provide useful insight into whether your business is in shape to perform at its best the rest of the year.

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Why You Must Start Financial Planning Now

August 8, 2018,

Small business owners invest countless hours and capital to build and grow their business. For many business owners, their individual wealth is tied back to their business and their sole source of income.

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6 Ways to Manage Cash Flow in Your Small Business

August 2, 2018,

Each year, poor cash flow forces many small businesses to close. Here are six tips and best practices for cash flow management to help you grow your business.

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Questions to Ask Franchisors

Download this template for a list of questions you should ask a potential franchisor before entering into any kind of agreement. Read more

Customer Payment Trends are Changing. Are You?
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Customer Payment Trends are Changing. Are You?

In this month’s infographic, “How Customers Want to Pay: Is Your Small Business Keeping Up,” we delve into the customer payment trends now facing small businesses.

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Top Small Business Grants for Women

July 24, 2018,

Women entrepreneurs have become a major force in the world of small business, and here are five grants specifically for them.

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