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You're on the verge of really good growth, but you need more cash. If you hire three more people, you'll hit all of your production goals. There's a golden opportunity right in front of you, but you need to capitalize now. When you sense your business is about to take a leap forward, but you need capital to make it happen, quickly, you are in a good spot to consider a merchant cash advance. In exchange for money now, you are giving future earnings to a lender with each swipe of a customer's credit card, but you're paying your debt every day, rather than in a lump sum, often making the obligation easier. It sounds good, and it can be great, if you do your homework.
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School-age kids aren't the only ones who return to the classroom in the fall. When you stop learning, you take yourself out of the running for success. Expert advice and common sense alike indicate that whether you're an independent financial planner or a start-up coffee shop, a design firm or budding art gallery, arming yourself with knowledge will only open doors. Dividing your energy between business operations, entrepreneurial day-to-day tasks, managing a quick bite for lunch and scraping out a healthy bottom line can keep any new business owner running. Is it worth adding education and training on top of an already busy schedule and restricted budget? Yes. Every time, yes. Here are three tips to keeping your business savvy sharp.
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Let's not fool ourselves. Appearance matters. If you've ever scoped out a blind date on Facebook or generally trolled someone on social media, you understand the concept. When we're talking about keeping up with current practices, this phenomenon is important. What you put out there for people to see matters. Whether it's your personal/professional image or your business image, it is vital to take a calculated approach to what public façade you are presenting. If you're cognizant of the image you are putting forth then you know the importance it can have both for your personal brand and for your business.
AUG
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When it comes to a personalized experience US consumers tend to choose small businesses rather than the non-personal experience of a large business. Lower prices arenߣt as much of a factor when it comes to choosing small businesses as one might think. In April 2014 data provided by AYTM Market expressed that personal service was the second largest contributing factor to choosing small business with supporting local economy being number one.
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Since the economic downturn in 2009 we have witnessed the disappearance of a number of capital funding opportunities for small business owners. For many this has meant the dream of expanding their business and investing in new capital has gone away as well. One such example comes from armed forces veteran Bob Hulchanski who opened a small machine shop prior to the recession in 2006.


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