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Building a Disclosure Box for the Digital Age

Brayden McCarthy | Posted 09.27.2016 | Technology
Brayden McCarthy

We're proud of the progress that we've made at Fundera to bring transparency to small business lending, and the work we've done to become a small busi...

Why Generational Differences In The Workplace Will Unlock Success

Jared Buckley | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Jared Buckley

Life's greatest secret was randomly dropped in my lap and left for me to process as a young teenager. Was it respect? Was my grandma wanting me to honor my elders?

How to Increase Team Productivity

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.14.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

Managing your own procrastination and productivity is a challenge on its own, but managing a team takes that effort to a whole new level. Now you're n...

Collaboration is the new "Pick Your Brain"

Meridith Dennes | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Meridith Dennes

As a small business owner, I have come to hate the word "collaborate". Collaboration has fast risen to the top of super annoying corporate jargon taki...

3 Hot Sales and Marketing Apps Every Business Should Be Using

Gene Marks | Posted 09.13.2016 | Business
Gene Marks

My ten-person company sells and implements sales and marketing technologies for our more than 600 clients around the country. Over the past few years,...

Everything Is Possible With Momentum Thinking

Jeffrey Shaw | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Jeffrey Shaw

It's fair to say that in order for something to move forward, there must be open space in front of it. Like a boulder at the brink of rolling down a hill. It can only gain momentum if there's space in front of it. The same can be said for our way of thinking. If we want momentum in our businesses and lives, we must be thinking in terms of spaciousness, not limitation.

Insights on Video Marketing for Small Business Growth

Alex Ivanovs | Posted 09.12.2016 | Business
Alex Ivanovs

The days of doing behind the curtain marketing are beginning to fade as more businesses are challenged with making meaningful and worthwhile relations...

3 Legal Scenarios Every Entrepreneur Should Be Familiar With

William Morrow | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
William Morrow

Very few entrepreneurs are willing to acknowledge the legal realities of running a business. Many are simply unaware of it. While this is mostly for g...

25 Fastest Growing Freelance Skills

John Rampton | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
John Rampton

People are finally waking up to the fact freelancing is a better option that fighting the daily 9-to-5 rat race. The flexibility, independence, and op...

Why Do Lender's Ask For Third-Party Audits?

Jared Hecht | Posted 09.09.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Congratulations! Your hard work searching for business financing and applying for your small business loan has finally paid off. You've been approved ...

The Next Generation of Customer Experience Will Be Powered by AI

Vala Afshar | Posted 09.09.2016 | Technology
Vala Afshar

"Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world." -- Albert Einstein The entire planet of people...

Is the Woman Business Enterprise Certification Worth the Time and Money?

William Morrow | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
William Morrow

If you're a woman who owns a business you may find the woman-owned certification requirements a bit excessive - and a little overwhelming - at first. ...

11 Great Reasons Why Even the Smallest Businesses Need an Employee Handbook

William Morrow | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
William Morrow

The limited size of a small business can eliminate the bureaucracy that is typical of bigger companies. Regardless, a small company can adopt some big...

Forget About Setting Goals. Focus On This Instead.

James Clear | Posted 09.13.2016 | Healthy Living
James Clear

We all have things that we want to achieve in our lives -- getting into the better shape, building a successful business, raising a wonderful family, ...

How to Handle Employee Pay When You're a Small Business

Megan Brame-Finkelstein | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Megan Brame-Finkelstein

If you're at the stage of your business where it's time to bring on help, one of the most daunting things can be figuring out the best way to pay your...

It's Time to Create Success in Your Terms

Alyson Seligman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Women
Alyson Seligman

Growing a business the past six years has been an interesting ride. I never even intended to start a PR company; what quickly evolved from me freelanc...

8 Etiquette Tips to Inspire Customer Loyalty

Diane Gottsman | Posted 09.08.2016 | Business
Diane Gottsman

Some businesses naturally seem to attract loyal customers, such as a sports franchise, a beloved coffee shop or a hair salon with a favorite stylist. ...

Estate Tax Anniversary: No Big Deal for Small Businesses

John Arensmeyer | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
John Arensmeyer

September 8 marks the centennial of the estate tax, which establishes a tax on certain estates that are transferred as inheritance. To mark the occasi...

5 Reasons You're Overworked as an Entrepreneur

John Rampton | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
John Rampton

Entrepreneurs are known for their obsession with working hard to reach success. However, just because you're a hard worker, it doesn't success will au...

WordPress Is Great, But It's Not Always The Best Solution

Ariel Rule | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Ariel Rule

Before I dive into this slightly controversial topic, I want to make something readily clear: This post is not an attack against WordPress. I use it....

6 Hats Each Solopreneur Must Wear (And How to Wear Them Well)

Jeff Charles | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Jeff Charles

You’ve probably heard it a billion times, haven’t you? Entrepreneurs need to wear many different hats. It’s a reality that we all deal with as w...

Do You Have A Successful Entrepreneurial Mindset?

Andrea V. Schroll | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Andrea V. Schroll

While the first step to become an entrepreneur is narrowing down a profitable business idea, the true foundation of entrepreneurial success lies withi...

Top 10 New Books On My Nightstand as a Business Owner

John Rampton | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
John Rampton

You would think as an entrepreneur and new parent that I would have no time for reading, but I'm working on catching up with Warren Buffet who reads t...

3 Reasons to Treat Your Business Like Your Dream Car

Michelle Renee | Posted 09.07.2016 | Business
Michelle Renee

I was driving down Interstate 5 over the weekend. I looked over to my left and flying by me was a sexy, beautiful jet black Maserati. I grew up w...

Why Small Businesses Need Online Marketing

Kara Mulder | Posted 09.06.2016 | Business
Kara Mulder

Small businesses-- with limited marketing budgets-- are competing with national brands when it comes to advertising. Due to the online nature of comme...