Types of Business Loans

Posted by Scott WegmannPosted on Money & Metrics

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Starting a business is exciting, but you most likely don’t have the funding to get everything going right away. Looking into which type of loan you might need can be daunting if you don’t know exactly what would be best for your new business. There are several types of loans to consider: SBA Loans SBA loans are loans that are … Read More

Utilizing Pinterest for Your Business

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Marketing & Selling

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Pinterest has become one of the trendiest and most widely used social media platforms available. According to Sproutsocial.com, Pinterest has 291 million active monthly users. When looking at this statistic from a marketing perspective, the potential reach your content and products may have on Pinterest is huge. Below, I have listed out some reasons you should be using Pinterest for … Read More

2019 Employee Recruitment Trends

Posted by Luke BradyPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Operations & Processes

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According to Tradingeconomics.com, the United States overall employment rate is 61% as of September of 2019. With so many U.S. citizens already being employed, getting potential employees to leave their current jobs and join your company can be a challenge. The way people look for jobs has changed dramatically over the past twenty years. Below are a handful of successful … Read More

Best Credit Cards for Small Business Owners of 2019

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Money & Metrics

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Running a business includes many day-to-day expenses. Ordering merchandise or materials, travel, and even office supplies all add cost to your overall budget. Instead of paying for all of this straight out of your personal bank account, sometimes, it makes more sense to use a credit card specifically for your business. Below is a list of the best credit cards … Read More

How to Protect Your Business from Identity Theft

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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In 2018, there were 1.4 million fraud reports processed by the Federal Trade Commission. These losses totaled $1.48 billion dollars according to Consumer Affairs. We have all heard about people receiving fraudulent calls about debts they supposedly owe or even pop-up ads on the internet that say your computer is infected. In this advanced technological age, taking steps to protect … Read More

Instagram Tips for Businesses

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Marketing & Selling

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Instagram is a very worthwhile marketing tool to use for your business. This platform is great for interacting and engaging with your current clientele and your audience of prospects. While some organizations go in-depth with Instagram for business, not all businesses have to; here are some basic tips that work for even the smallest establishments. Tell stories Use photos that … Read More

Going Paperless in the Office: Pros and Cons

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Operations & Processes

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With office and business culture advancing into the 21st century it’s important to know how technology can help with efforts to be more environmentally friendly. Besides cutting the consumption of paper in your office to help save trees, it’s also great for saving money. Can going paperless in the office really be done? There are pros and cons to consider. … Read More

Open a Business or Operate a Franchise: Advantages and Disadvantages of Each

Posted by Melissa SchumannPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Operations & Processes

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When opening a business there are usually two main options to choose from: one could create their own business completely from scratch or operate a franchised business. Both of these choices are great but each has its own advantages and disadvantages. Let’s compare: Franchising Advantage: With a franchise, it’s almost a guarantee success because of brand recognition alone. People recognize … Read More

DIY Accounting: Pros and Cons

Posted by Brett NagelPosted on Money & Metrics, Operations & Processes

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Accounting goes hand in hand when owning or operating a business. Some may cut the costs and absorb this task by doing it themselves while others see a benefit in hiring someone else to do it for them. There’s no total right or wrong answer and everyone will have different pros and cons. These are just some of the basic … Read More

5 Most Common Performance Evaluation Methods

Posted by Kent StockPosted on Leadership, Operations & Processes

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It’s smart practice to conduct ongoing performance reviews of your employees so they know what is continually expected of them. It will also give you great insight into what employees are thinking and if anything needs to be changed or looked into further. There are a variety of methods; here are some of the most common: 1. Self Evaluation/Peer Review … Read More

What is an SBA Loan? How Does it Differ from Standard Small Business Loans?

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Entrepreneurs & Start Ups, Money & Metrics

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In many cases applying for a loan is critical for the establishment and success of your small business. Most banks or credit unions have a variety of small business loans, but one type that’s worth looking into is an SBA loan. What exactly is an SBA loan and how is it similar to a standard small business loan? Small Business … Read More

What Do I Do With This Large Purchase Order?

Posted by Matt GoerdtPosted on Money & Metrics

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Your company may have started off as a small business where transactions were basic and the amount exchanged was manageable. However, when a company starts to grow, the amount of money exchanged becomes higher which can create more details attached to each order. When basic e-mails or a phone call aren’t enough for your company to do business with suppliers, … Read More