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Taking Out a Business Loan? Don’t Forget These 6 Steps
6Jul
Taking Out a Business Loan? Don’t Forget These 6 Steps
After I signed on the dotted line, the real work began. The funds from my business loan were sitting in LendEDU’s bank account, and we finally had the capital we needed ahead of the busiest time of the year.
The Founder’s Roadmap to Startup Funding Rounds
21Apr
The Founder’s Roadmap to Startup Funding Rounds
Use this timeline infographic to understand the different stages of startup funding and the financial requirements you'll be expected to fulfill.
Your Small Business Can Afford to Offer Retirement Plans—Here’s How
26Jan
Your Small Business Can Afford to Offer Retirement Plans—Here’s How
In the past, many small business owners have thought that providing a 401(k) plan wasn’t realistic for their employees.
What Do Different Industries Spend on Marketing?
8Dec
What Do Different Industries Spend on Marketing?
There’s lots of advice out there about what companies should spend on marketing. Most commentators claim businesses should spend around 6-12% of their revenue on marketing, but it’s important to remember that’s when they’re speaking to a wider audience
3 Financial Metrics I Use to Run My Marketing Agency
6Oct
3 Financial Metrics I Use to Run My Marketing Agency
No successful marketer decides to start their own agency because they love accounting. Not even the most passionate digital marketers who love getting deep into the data, like I did when I started Adficient.
5 Inspiring Lessons from Businesses That Started as Pet Projects
22Sep
5 Inspiring Lessons from Businesses That Started as Pet Projects
Some entrepreneurs were put on this earth to start, run, and grow businesses. And then there are business owners who started as enthusiasts and turned their real-life passions into their livelihood.
Is Your Partner Hurting Your Chances of Getting a Loan?
15Sep
Is Your Partner Hurting Your Chances of Getting a Loan?
Even if you have a promising app, a genius invention, or a breakthrough solution, you won’t get very far without sufficient funds
Q&A with Ross Blankenship, Expert VC
8Sep
Q&A with Ross Blankenship, Expert VC
On Tuesday, September 5, I had the pleasure of interviewing Ross Blankenship in a Q&A-style webinar to talk about what he looks for in startup investment opportunities.
7 Signs It’s Time to Hire Employee #1
1Sep
7 Signs It’s Time to Hire Employee #1
They say “the more, the merrier,” and in most cases it is undeniably true. But for a tight-knit team of founders, widening the circle to bring in your first employee is a big—sometimes daunting—milestone.
What the SBA Needs to Know About Your Personal Finances
17Aug
What the SBA Needs to Know About Your Personal Finances
For some, a great idea for a business comes a lot easier than the capital needed to get started. This has led to one of the most important ways the Small Business Administration (SBA) supports business owners.
Using Free Cash Flow Effectively
30May
Using Free Cash Flow Effectively
It can be challenging for new small businesses to know how to use cash flow wisely. Here are tips.