A credit score is an analysis and evaluation of your credit. This is what determins if your score compares with what other creditors are looking for when you apply as an applicant to rent an apartment, purchase an apartment – whether it be through a realtor or a bank – or both. Additionally, good credit […]
Amazon FBA is a service Amazon offers to help you save time by having Amazon do the work of handling packages, delivering them and even picking them up for you. They also offer the service of dealing with customer service and returns for all Amazon.com orders. All listings get the Prime logo to boot so […]
Bank of America is a major player in the banking industry and the same goes for the Merchant Services industry. Bank of America is commonly referred to in the industry of merchant account providers, also known as the merchant services industry, as Bank of America Merchant Services or BAMS. Bank of America’s online presence has […]
Evalon is a well-established merchant services company that works to provide small businesses the ability to expand and capitalize on business opportunities. Their services allow businesses to accept payments in a myriad of different ways. The main initiatie of Elavon’s business model is to provide payment processing services for small businesses allowing for the furthering […]
Choosing a payroll software company is a very important step for small businesses. Your employees are the blood, sweat and tears of your organization after the owner. It is pertienent to make sure you choose a payroll company with state-of-the-art software that is constantly improving and can help you or your accountant whenever you may […]
The amount of applications that have been developed over the past several years since the technology boom as turned into the application boom is increasing daily. It is hard to grasp how many apps are actually out there that can actually help the small business owner, but the truth is, there are many. We have […]
There are a variety of ways to create a business and all have advantages and disadvantages, including, but not limited to tax purposes, the amount of members in your business, and so forth. We will identify the most common types of corporations that exist and highlight some of the advantages and disadvatages of each to […]
Small Business owners are constantly faced with the task of learning and adapting to problems that they come across. Starting a small business is no easy task and continuting to grow within the business world is just as difficult. A college education is something most small business owners do have, although there are a lot […]
Conference calls are essential to most small businesses. Small business owners have always needed to communicate with associates, partners and their internal team on a given business day. In the digital age, we are seeing people find new ways to connect with their coworkers and business associates. An example of this is just this month, […]
If you are a small business owner, you need to have a business account to handle your finances. Whether you have money to put into your small business, investors or very little money, you need a bank for security and possible loans in the future. In the instance you do not have a lot of […]
In order to evaluate the cheapest options for accepting credit cards as a small business owner, it is essential to understand the process that takes place any time a credit card action does occur. There are many options out there including online credit card payments, accepting credit card payments through options like PayPal and Square […]
Advertising is essential for all small business owners in order to get the word out about their business and effectively target and connect with customers and potential customers. Radio, print and internet advertising have been amongst the most popular forms of advertising because many view television advertising as too expensive for their small business based […]
Small Business owners must protect themselves in a variety of ways and the search for the best business security systems is an important one to maintain the safetly of a business. Security systems are extremely important and the amount spent on them should be a considerale consideration for any small business owner, whether you own […]
Being able to tell that money is counterfeit is essential for small businesses. It is becoming easier by the day for criminals to produce counterfeit bills. It is essential to make sure that you and your employees are aware of what counterfeit bills look like. There are small class-offenses and instances where you could lose […]
Small businesses are faced with many hurdles from the initial idea conceptualization of their business to the variety of daily challenges faced with running their own business. One of the most common hurdles for small business owners is the act of building their own website; in fact, half of small businesses still do not have […]
When you create a business you are building a management team and within this management team, there needs to be a structure. Giving meaningful job titles to your employees is important because it will give them self-worth and make them want to work harder for your small business, therefore, making your small business more successful. […]
QuickBooks is an extraordinary piece of software. If you are reading this article, you may have used it some before or are beginning to use it. Either way, there are numerous ways to learn about QuickBooks. There are several free options to learn about QuickBooks and there are also a few options that cost money, […]
One of the most exciting moments of starting your business is your grand opening. There is an air of possibility, potential, growth and most importantly excitement. It is important to keep all of these feelings in check as you move forward to your big day in order to fill your potential clients with the excitement […]
Read what everyone needs to know to make money with Google advertising.
When you understand how the system works, Google’s advertising model will become your best friend online for referring great leads to your business or earning extra income. To help you get off to a great start, we’ve put together this collection of the most […]
Your business may be classified as high risk, but that doesn’t negate your need to process credit cards and payments like any other enterprise. When it’s imperative that you accept payments even though your preferred processor denied you, signing up for a high-risk merchant account might be the ideal solution. Here’s everything you need to […]
The Advantages of Terminals That Are Compatible With EMV – Factors That an Entrepreneur Should Consider When Choosing Terminals
In general, terminals that are compatible with EMV will allow a business to accept credit cards that are associated with Europay, MasterCard and Visa, and the devices can process cards that feature cutting-edge chips with encrypted information. […]
Chase Paymentech has become a global leader in the payment processing industry because they provide the dual services of establishing merchant relationships and handling payments. By cutting out the need to work with an acquiring bank, the company has eliminated the middleman, which has resulted in streamlined service and higher revenues. Founded in 1985 as […]
Email is the backbone of communication within a company and between the company and its customers. From creating an email address and sending basic business emails to building a list of potential leads and sending out newsletters to drive conversions, there’s a lot to learn and manage.
This guide will take you through every step of […]
Small and midsize business owners in the U.S. have a potential new source of funding: American Express, the credit card giant that’s headquartered in New York City. During the summer of 2016, this company began to offer loans through a program called Working Capital Terms.This American Express working capital review program is designed to let […]
NerdWallet pinpoints the average American credit card debt at just over $15,300. With additional charges accruing on this debt daily, cards carrying an 18% annual percentage rate (APR) are racking up $2,630 in interest per year. Since the minimum payment is only slightly above the interest charges added to the balance each month, consumers are finding […]
Assessing the worth of a domain name can be challenging. If you’re in the business of buying or selling domain names, it’s important to accurately determine their value and get as much exposure as possible. There are people who do this for a living. Domain name brokers can help you buy, sell and appraise domain […]
Ownership of a domain matters to you if you are its registrant, and taking some easy steps to verify it may prevent confusion and disagreements. The International Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) authorizes registrars to issue and make changes to domain names. Wholesalers of domain names include eHost.com, iPage.com, Bluehost.com, FatCow.com, GoDaddy.com. and […]
Founded by one of the best-known names in the world of lending, Loan Depot, which bills itself as a “national, non-bank lender serving consumers,” started out by offering mortgage loans and refinance loans. About a year ago, the company branched out to start offering personal loans too, and home equity loans are also counted among […]
Getting a startup off the ground takes more than a great idea; you also need money. Too many new businesses fail due to lack of initial capital. Unfortunately, Startups usually don’t qualify for traditional loans from banks, so aspiring entrepreneurs need to get creative when seeking investors.Businesses that offer peer-to-peer, or P2P, loans have traditionally […]
Some Amazon businesses operate exclusively through Amazon. Other sellers start out offering products through their own website or by listing products on eBay and other online marketplaces. Still other sellers get their start selling products in their front yards or through local flea markets. Eventually, they all come together in the Amazon marketplace, and they […]
Two of the top email marketing software providers are MailChimp and Constant Contact. While they offer many of the same services, the quality of the services, customer support and price varies. Depending on what you want from your email marketing software, you may want to choose Constant Contact or MailChimp as your provider.As a small […]
From expanding into new territory, shoring up your brick-and-mortar location, to paying off high-interest debts that just won’t go away, there might be many reasons you’d need a small business loan. The Small Business Administration routinely lends $50 million or more each year, and you can take advantage of both the low interest rates and […]
The right press release increases your company’s visibility and makes your brand more recognizable. When it comes to this form of advertising, success also hinges on your distribution site. To this end, it’s important to select a company that has the skills and clout to ensure that your press release attracts as much attention as […]
Small businesses have a few advantages when it comes to managing customer relations. According to Nasdaq, customer service is one area in which small businesses can outperform the larger corporations. However, managing customer relationships and tracking data may not seem so easy when you have employees to manage, finances to deal with and products to order, […]
In April of 2016, Shopify joined a number of other Internet-based services in providing its customers with financing options by launching Shopify Capital. Like the financial assistance services that Paypal and Square have both been offering, Shopify Capital is designed to provide funding to small businesses. Individuals who use Shopify’s eCommerce platform to host their […]
Have you heard about the Grasshopper phone system? Maybe you’ve even been reading some Grasshopper reviews online. How does it stack up, and what exactly does it offer?
To begin with, Grasshopper is a private branch exchange (PBX) system, which is an internal phone network that an organization uses. Overall, it’s a dependable system, one that’s […]
While ADP has a cheaper sticker price, they offer fewer discounts than Paychex. In addition, ADP charges a small setup fee to begin using the software.When it comes to small businesses, payroll companies are one of the best ways to easily complete payroll. They know the different regulations in each state, so payroll businesses make […]
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 […]
Are you looking to sell your website? The process can be daunting. Selling your website has many variables, and after so much personal investment, it is important that you consider the following tips before making the transaction.Before selling your website, you should understand why people buy websites. Potential buyers are coming to you because they […]
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 […]