Business

Accepting Debit and Credit Cards Could Improve Cash Flow

Accepting Debit and Credit Cards Could Improve Cash Flow

As a business owner, you make a lot of critical decisions when choosing your operating model, and one that always leaves me scratching my head, is why a business would refuse to accept credit or debit cards. During a recent trip to a deli I was greeted by a hand written sign with the stern [...]

Great SBA Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

Great SBA Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

If you’re a woman, and you own a small business or are thinking of starting-up a small business, you should contact the U.S. Small Business Administration , SBA, and its various resource partners for help. The SBA district offices, together with the thousands of locations of its partners nationwide, help women start and grow successful businesses. [...]

Growing your Business in Tough Times with Asset Based Lending

Growing your Business in Tough Times with Asset Based Lending

Since the economic downturn in 2008, hundreds of New England businesses have had to batten down the hatches, lay off employees and adapt to the “new reality” in order to survive. Financing options began to disappear, lines of credit were lowered or even denied and paying bills and making payroll suddenly became a monthly shell [...]

The Importance of Being an Effective Networker

The Importance of Being an Effective Networker

Most Small Business Owners (SBOs) rely on confidantes or advisors to consult with when making a critical business decision. But how do they determine who is an advisor? For some, a paid partner like an accountant or an attorney makes the most sense. Often SBOs like to talk about their situation with a few different [...]

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