• ENTREPRENEURS
    10 Reasons Small Companies Fail

    No small company wants to go out of business, yet many do. And the younger the company, the greater the likelihood that it will. According to the SBA Office of Advocacy (PDF), about two-thirds of businesses with employees survive at least two years, but only 50 percent make it to the five-year mark and just one-third celebrate […]

  • NEWS
    How to Gather Small Business Loan Documents: A List of What You Need

    Gathering documents while applying for a small business loan is often a hassle. Yet there’s no way to avoid loan documents when you’re trying to secure funds. The best way to minimize the hassle is to be prepared and understand how to value a small business. In other words, know all the loan documents your lender […]

  • MOTIVATION
    12 Motivation Apps Perfect for Small Business Owners

    Nobody said running a small business was easy. With a million and one things to do, it’s not difficult for small business owners to steer off the motivational track every now and then. Fortunately, help is at hand in the guise of apps. Check out the following motivation apps that are perfect to help retain small business owners’ […]

  • NEWS
    EquipmentWallet Matches Small Businesses with Loans for Equipment Upgrades

    Equipment upgrades are a major ongoing cost for small businesses. Nearly half (42 percent) of small business owners say they seek loan funding mainly to purchase equipment, as per a recent survey by small business online lending company Fundera. If you are planning to lease or purchase new or used equipment for your business, a new online […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    4 Ways to Master Risk in Your Small Business Without Breaking a Sweat

    Risk is something that few people enjoy. Sure, there are always daredevils who push things too far, but the majority of people are relatively cautious. And while there’s something to be said for protecting yourself, successful entrepreneurs don’t shy away from risk altogether. The Role of Risk in Entrepreneurship and Business When most people think […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    New T-Mobile REVVL Smartphone Should Fit Small Business Budget

    A smartphone for only $5 per month can give your small business an affordable solution to bring your workforce together, which is what T-Mobile (NYSE:PCS) has done with the REVVL. A Look at the T-Mobile REVVL At only $125, the T-Mobile REVVL is a smartphone with features good enough to perform all basic communication, image capturing, […]

  • NEWS
    Small Restaurants Likely Will Notice Impact of Chinese Aluminum Foil Tariff

    The Trump administration is considering a plan to tax aluminum foil imports from China after finding that the country is heavily subsidizing aluminum foil. Looming Aluminum Foil Tariffs The Department of Commerce could impose a reciprocal 16.56 to 80.97 percent tariff on aluminum foil after the department discovered that the Chinese government supported aluminum producers. “The United […]

  • ENTREPRENEURS
    5 Strategies for Getting Press for Your Small Business

    Small business owners have a lot on their plate. Oftentimes they’re doing it all — ordering inventory, responding to customers, managing employees. Marketing their company is the last thing on their mind. And with a smaller budget than large corporations, hiring a PR firm to do the legwork isn’t always feasible. But that doesn’t mean […]

  • STARTUPS
    Faster insolvency process in place for startups, small cos

    Insolvency process for startups and small companies can now be completed within a maximum of 135 days, with the IBBI notifying new norms in this regard. The norms for fast-tracking the process have been notified under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code. Apart from startups and small companies, an unlisted firm with total assets worth up […]