Free accounting, invoicing and payroll software – how could anyone not get excited about Wave Apps? Whether it’s tracking sales, billing customers or receiving payments, this software provides a way to do everything. In fact, Wave Accounting says it’s all anyone needs to manage small business finances. Does Wave Apps live up to the hype? […]
For small retailers and businesses, plans for mailing or shipping products are often considered last in the grand scheme of providing quality goods to customers. With the focus on the products themselves, shipping is sometimes overlooked until right before the products must go out the door, and then packaging can become a nightmare if the […]
QuickBooks is designed to help small businesses and corporations organize their finances. This program is created so that it can be accessed from a computer or mobile device from any location. Through QuickBooks, businesses can enjoy having a simplified way of tracking expenses, sales and taxes.One of the best things about using QuickBooks is the […]
Financing a new business often necessitates raising significant capital to fund operations, purchase assets, and finance growth. Unfortunately, getting approved for a small business loan can be difficult due to the risks associated with business failure. In an attempt to stimulate entrepreneurial growth, the U.S. government offers a variety of loans to small businesses. Although […]
It is easy to see billboards on a drive to work or road trip. Billboards reach out to consumers within the immediate area and capture their attention. Designed for local businesses and consumers, this marketing option can be an effective way to notify consumers about a new business, product or service. Like most aspects of […]
If you’re an online retailer or have a website for your business, you may have wondered about Facebook advertising coupons and credits. These offers are designed to get people who have not advertised with Facebook before to start doing so.
Facebook advertising credits may be referred to as coupons or discounts, but they all do the […]
As a small business owner, you know how confusing it can be to get your hands on the working capital that you need. That’s particularly true if you’re just getting your business off the ground or operate a business in an industry that traditional lenders won’t work with under most circumstances. If you need a […]
Searching for the best VoIP provider for small businesses should not cause excruciating headaches. This is why we took the time to outline the benefits of using custom VoIP services while also providing readers with a quick overview of the most attractive features provided by selected companies. We believe that every offer appearing on this […]
Most factoring transactions follow a similar structure.
1. Your organization completes a service or delivers goods to a client.
2. Your organization provides an invoice to that client.
3. Your invoice is sold to the factoring company.
4. You receive the first installment within 24 business hours. On average, the first installment is about 80 percent of the total.
Fortunately, the signing process tends to be pretty easy from the recipient’s perspective, regardless of who is providing the service. Once you have a document that needs signing, you use a company such as DocuSign or RightSignature to send a signable version of it over. This individual then looks over the document and, upon agreeing, […]
Many businesses should consider using invoice factoring to finance short-term cash flow shortfalls. Invoice factoring is the act of a firm selling its invoices that will be due some time in the future to a factor, a group that pays money for the invoice upfront today. Basically, the firm receives money now for invoices that […]
Most small business owners are quite passionate about the products and services that they offer to customers, but many of them have trouble conveying the true value of their brands to their target market of clients. Communication issues only become more challenging when business owners have to create abbreviated messages and pictures for signage that […]
It may seem like an obvious step, but many companies neglect to think about each and every product they offer. This is a major consideration when it comes to your keywords. You’ll want to get as creative as possible, generating different combinations of words to cover every possible phrase that would describe your business services. […]
Many e-commerce companies start small with a few customers and a manual shipping process. As you grow, you will need to scale up your approach to packing and shipping items. Once you are shipping out more than 3,000 orders per day, manual fulfillment becomes impossible. Switching to automated shipping or programs like Amazon FBA can […]
Running a startup can be a thrilling experience, but finding capital can be a challenge. Many startup businesses reach out to friends, family, angel investors and crowdfunding to start their business. While these techniques can work, it is also possible to get loans for startups. This option can help the business to build credit and […]
The word “financing” makes a lot of people cringe, partly because it elicits the idea of accounting, spreadsheets and dull terminology that most entrepreneurs aren’t passionate about. You started an online business because of your desire to do what you do, not necessarily to crunch numbers. The thought of financing your big idea might be […]
For many consumers, price is the deciding factor when shopping. However, an e-commerce platform is the foundation of your online retail business, so it may be just as important to consider other aspects such as usability and available upgrades. Once you’ve determined which features you need, you can shop for the best price. Here is […]
PayPal Working Capital (PPWC) loans work like traditional merchant cash advances in many ways. There are a few differences to be aware of, however. Many businesses, even online merchants, use PayPal as a secondary payment method. This means receipts into a PayPal account are not always reliable. For the first 18 months of the loan, […]
Working capital is equal to current assets minus current liabilities. Businesses rely on their working capital to pay for everyday expenses. To put it into a real-world example, consider an online merchant who bills customers for shipments. Add the amount of money owed by the customers to the merchant’s current inventory value, and subtract that […]
Before listing your site, you should optimize its profits and overall value. This is your chance to avoid trying to sell your website off of its “potential.” Buyers will simply respond to a claim of huge potential with the question: “Why haven’t you done it yourself?” Test different monetization methods or ad placements, for example. […]
Earlier this summer Moz presented the 2013 Search Engine Rankings Factor Survey. Basically Moz surveys 120 of the smartest thought leaders in the search industry to evaluate which page or site level attributes has the strongest association with ranking highly in Google. The following pie chart illustrates the most powerful ranking factors according to the […]
Premium domains are highly sought after, to the point where unregistered .com names that are short and memorable are pretty much a thing of the past. There are many well known reasons why these names are so valuable including potential SEO benefits, brand protection and direct ‘type-in’ traffic to name a few. While these benefits […]
Are you preparing to start a new business or launch a new product/service? The name of your new startup is one of the most important variables that could greatly influence whether your project will succeed or fail. While a great business name has always been important it’s absolutely essential in today’s Internet connected marketplace.
Your chosen […]
Over the past couple of months I’ve noticed my 5 year old son being indoctrinated with domain names. A couple weeks back he starts chanting PBS.org and KidsPlaceLive.com like it some sort of good luck spell. Then he starts begging me to let him go on Disney.com. Finally he asked me a great question: what […]