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Six Alternative Funding Options for Startup Business Owners

Starting a successful small business is an inimitably difficult undertaking. Very few are able to do it—data indicate that as many as 90% of startup ventures end in failure. There are a number of factors that contribute to the sky-high failure rate of startup companies. In a survey of startup postmortems, nearly half of [...]

How to Write a Small Business Plan

How do you make a business plan? This is a common question for many aspiring business owners. There are many different types of business plans and they can range in size from a few sentences to hundreds of pages. According to the United States Small Business Administration, business plans generally project 3-5 years ahead [...]

Small Business Owners See Trump’s Election as an Opportunity

Trump Gives Small Businesses a Confidence Boost While there are many groups out there that are not in support of Donald Trump’s election, there are some that are, and they include small business owners. Small business owners are not only happy about the improved economy in recent months, they are optimistic about Trump’s promises [...]

Top 10 Cities for Business Growth in Arizona

  Are you looking to start a small business in Arizona? The Grand Canyon State has a lot to offer, including small businesses. According to Nerd Wallet, if you are looking to start a small business in AZ, here are the 10 best cities to do it in.  1. Tolleson Tolleson offers a median [...]

Employers in Alaska That Top the Charts

Are you looking for a job? What about looking to start your own business in Alaska? Starting your own business is tough. It is even tougher in a low population state like Alaska. Whether big or small, your business can make a difference. Here are the top 10 Employers across Alaska that have made [...]

Infographic: How Factoring Rates are Calculated

Factoring Fees Explained and Calculated Are you thinking about invoice factoring for your business? If so, you may be wondering how factoring companies calculate their rates. We have compiled a general list of examples of factoring costs that you may see. Our infographic breaks down average factoring rates and explains the fees. These are  just [...]

Best Cities in Arkansas to be Employed

Best Cities in Arkansas to be Employed In Even though Arkansas is a small state, they are the birth place of many Fortune 500 companies such as Walmart, Tyson Foods, Murphy USA, Murphy Oil, Dillard’s, J.B. Hunt, and Windstream Holdings.  Looking for a job in the Natural State? According to Only in Your State, [...]

Best Alabama Businesses to be Employed By

Best Alabama Businesses to be Employed By Are you looking for a new job opportunity that is a local entity in Alabama? What about some motivation for your own small business? According to Business Alabama, these small to mid-sized businesses top the charts as the best places to work for in the Heart of Dixie. [...]

Small Biz Data: Map Shows Income Across the U.S.

Small Biz Data: Map Shows Income Across the U.S. Small business employees make up 56.8 million people in the United States. Unemployed has improved from 2014. In 2015 the unemployment rate was at 5%, lowered from 5.6% in 2014. We were curious to know where the income of small business owners stood across the [...]