The Secret to Small Business Financing Success?
Former head of the Joint Chiefs and Secretary of State, General Colin Powell said, “There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.” I’m convinced this is particularly true when seeking …
What Does It Cost to Run a Startup?
Want to run a startup but don’t know the cost? This infographic shows you how much it costs in different places around the world.
Is Your Credit an Asset? Business Fuel Podcast #58
Listen to our interview with Tom Gazaway Click here to play this episode Click here to listen to previous episodes Self-proclaimed credit geek Tom Gazaway is truly an expert in helping small business owners manage their credit and find the …
After the Bank Says “No”
If you’ve been to the local bank looking for a small business loan, sat across the desk from a loan officer, and been told no, you’re not alone. Although the bank around the corner has traditionally been where Main Street …
2 Basic Tips to Get Your Financing
The small guy seems to always get the short straw. Nowhere is that more true than with the small business owner on Main Street who needs some basic financing to start, build, or grow his or her small business. Of …
Why Is Small Business Saturday a Big Deal?
The other day I had lunch with a long-time friend at a local restaurant he particularly likes. There are a dozen or so tables, but we were the only diners there that day. They obviously recognized him. There was no …
The Right Words Can Make a More Lasting Impression than a Thousand of Porthos’ Kisses
As a kid I was taught that sticks and stones may break my bones but words will never hurt me. At the time, this was a nice phrase to scream at somebody that was calling me names, but in reality …
Pulling on the Bootstraps—Business Fuel Podcast #57
Listen to our interview with Ross McGarvey Click here to play this episode Click here to listen to previous episodes In preparation for Small Business Saturday, this week’s podcast is an interview with small business owner Ross McGarvey and his …
How to Effectively Manage your Business’ Line of Credit Financing
The most sought after types of small business financing are unsecured loans largely because most new and upcoming entrepreneurs often run small businesses with limited or no assets to use as collateral to qualify for most loans. The other reason …
What is Small Business Saturday & How Can You Participate?
Are you stressing out over this upcoming weekend? It can be a busy and stressful time of the year for any business owner but also very beneficial—if done right. This weekend we have Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, then Cyber …