Owning and operating a small business is hard. Nine-to-fivers assume that it means working less and making more. In reality, however, owning your own company -- and making your dream come true -- means long hours, no paid sick days, and, sometimes, no paycheck. When your business needs to buy a piece of equipment or raise funds for prototyping, quite often the bank won't even talk to you. You aren't big enough yet and your profit margin may be too small.
24 June 2015
If you're heading off to college after graduating high school -- or if you've recently decided to go back to school after spending some time in the workforce -- you're probably concerned about going into debt for your degree. With the cost of higher education continuing to rise, you may feel that taking out hefty student loans is the only available option to finance your education. However, there are some alternatives that may allow you to obtain your degree with minimal (if any) debt.
13 May 2015
There are many reasons why a small business should consider taking credit cards, and even more processors to choose from. If you don't want to be tethered to a cash register with a traditional point-of-sale system, you should consider a mobile credit card processor instead. Whether you have an existing card reader or you're looking into credit card processing for the first time, there are several misconceptions you might encounter about mobile processors.
26 March 2015
Fewer than 50 percent of new businesses make it past the five year mark, and while that's a discouraging statistic, you can beat those odds. Consider the following 10 tips before contemplating your venture into the small business sector. 1. Remove the rose colored glasses. Sure, you've got passion, drive, determination and dreams, but the path upon which you are embarking is not an easy one. Being an entrepreneur can be lonely, and running a business can get mean and dirty and wear your soul down.
16 March 2015