By: Sharita Humphrey –
2022 is just right around the corner. One year closes and another is full of possibilities. Like a chapter in a book, the new year waits to be written — and so do your financial goals.
With all the uncertainties of this year and the last, it’s a good idea to be prepared for whatever may happen. It’s time to set financial goals to help you manage the ups and downs of running your business.
What Are Financial Goals?
Your financial goals are your plan for how much money you want to make in your business. These goals will guide how you run your business, spend your resources, and save. Your business financial goals are about things like profit and growth. You should also have personal money goals, which will give you a different perspective on how you make and spend money in your business. (more…)
By: Matthew Gillman –
Many small business owners have experienced, or are continuing to experience, the harsh impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. In navigating through this tough time, many company owners have sought to apply for financing to keep their doors open.
That said, small business owners are not always seen as the most desirable loan candidates in the eyes of lenders. In fact, the latest Small Business Credit Survey published by the Federal Reserve Banks revealed that the approval rates for small business loans, credit lines, and merchant cash advances all declined after the onset of the pandemic. (more…)
By Mobilization Funding –
You know the old saying, “You have to spend money to make money.” Growth takes capital, and for a lot of small businesses, that extra cash is going to come in some form of debt.
If the very thought of taking out a loan to finance growth makes you shudder, you’re not alone. A lot of small business owners avoid debt like the plague, and when they do seek financing, it is usually in dire circumstances.
Which is actually part of the problem. If your only experience with debt is emergencies, chances are your perspective on debt is negative. (more…)
By: Sharita Humphrey
Businesses have been struggling as a result of the pandemic and the negative shift of the economy. Most small businesses have had to reframe their operations in these difficult times. And small businesses owned by veterans are no exception.
This week is National Veterans Small Business Week. Don’t you think it’s time to pay back the heroism of our beloved veterans? So what can you do to support these veteran-owned businesses? If this question is near to your heart, here are five ways you can help those who have done so much for us.
1. Purchase Products from Veteran-Owned Establishments
This is simple. Patronizing their businesses is a clear-cut way to extend your support to veteran-owned businesses. Your purchases help boost revenues. You don’t have to spend a lot. Just buy the things you need. What matters is supporting veteran-owned businesses through your purchases. (more…)
By Sharita Humphrey –
Yes, the business world can be very competitive and harsh. But it doesn’t have to stop you from thriving. While competition is unavoidable, there are also endless opportunities to collaborate with other businesses in order to diversify your audience, reach new customers, and improve your products or services.
First things first: What does it mean to collaborate with another small business?
Collaboration is a great tool for businesses, regardless of their industry or size. Typically, it refers to organizations working together to solve problems and achieve goals that seem to be out of reach when working alone.
By combining the expertise, perspectives and skills of different people and organizations, all parties involved are better able to innovate and grow. (more…)