How to Build Corporate Sponsorships for Your Small Business

If you’re looking for additional streams of revenue, corporate sponsorships could be a viable revenue stream. Now please don’t think this is FREE money. Major companies only do sponsorship if there a clear ROI. If you have something to offer (like an engaged niche audience) this could be a realistic business opportunity for you. Corporations […]

How Can Seasonal Businesses Better Manage Cash Flow?

Guest Article While there are many advantages to running a seasonal business, one of the primary challenges is managing cash flow – having enough money on hand to get ready for the busy season, making the most of the revenue generated in season, and having enough money on hand to survive in the off season. […]

5 Costly Payroll Mistakes SMBs Should Avoid

Guest Article Payroll is hard enough in a company of one. Anyone who has grown a business from their individual desk to multiple employees knows managing timesheets, invoicing, and worst of all, taxes, is not an easy burden to bear. The larger your business grows, the bigger that burden becomes—and so too does the room […]

7 Mandatory First Steps Before Seeking Venture Capital

Guest Post As the founder of a startup, you are probably fundamentally aware of the inherent difficulties associated with the process of securing funding for your early stage venture. Further complicating the matter is the fact that the way venture capital firms evaluate a potential investment has undergone substantial changes in recent years. So before […]

Best Sources for Small Business Funding

Guest Article When you are in business eventually you are going to need money. Finding the best funding sources for your small business depends upon many factors.  Often times, the key to determining the right capital source depends which stage of growth your business is in.  As you move from start up to expansion, your […]

Five Secrets to Massive Cost Cutting in Your Small Business

Guest Article While most entrepreneurs think that the number one way to increase profitability is by increasing sales, this could not be further from the truth. In over two decades of being a business owner and coaching other CEOs, I have seen that in 80% or more of cases, cost cutting is by far the […]