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From Kickstarter and Indiegogo to GoFundMe and everything in between, crowdfunding platforms offer alternative ways to raise money for your small business. Successful campaigns require you to not only reach a certain funding goal but also present the underlying business idea in ways that attract angel investors and other backers. When creating your crowdfunding campaign,...
Whether you have a startup or an existing business, your main goal is to grow your company. Entrepreneurs know that while some of their business growth can come organically, at some point you’ll ask yourself you get funding for your small business. That’s when small business funding options can potentially grow that business idea into...
Entrepreneurs can sometimes become so enamored with their own business idea that they don’t know if it’s viable. Recent statistics from the Small Business Administration (SBA) Office of Advocacy show that about 20 percent of small businesses fail during their first year, and a third make it to the 10-year mark. While it’s good to be passionate...
Debt causes stress for millions of people, and working to cover even simple minimum payments can be hard. Paying down big balances or eventually regaining more financial freedom are intimidating goals for many. The stress debt causes can even impact your health. The best way to get debt-free is to develop and implement specific strategies to prioritize...
How to write a business mission statement in 5 steps
Are you writing (or rewriting) your company’s mission statement? It’s a task that can take almost as much time and thought as constructing your business plan. A company mission statement is an abbreviated version of what your business does. The best ones do wonders for the brands and corporate cultures they represent. Your mission statement...
Starting a Business as an Immigrant to the U.S.
Many people come to America to fulfill the dream of a better life, including access to education, employment, housing, and, at times, improved health care and a more developed infrastructure. Often, immigrant entrepreneurs start businesses, work in professional services, retail, restaurants, real estate, technology, healthcare or construction. They sometimes own franchises and small businesses like...
The vision statement and the mission statement may sound similar. They are both important aspects of business planning, branding, and goal-setting. However, they serve very different purposes. The mission statement is about your company’s commitment to its existing (or soon-to-exist) relationship with customers. Your vision statement is all about your company’s future dreams. Where the...
Identity theft victims often feel violated. After all, someone impersonated them in an attempt to drain their bank accounts, use their credit cards or open fraudulent new credit accounts. Victims are left to face the challenge of how to recover from identity theft, often without help. It’s crucial to resolve fraudulent accounts and charges promptly....
Organizational structures, and the way those structures are visually represented in charts and diagrams, are important because they help sort out three key aspects of business operations: specific job duties, reporting relationships, and decision-making authority. That’s why it’s important to understand the different types of organizational structures and how management differs in each of them....
Debt Snowball
Consumer debt continues to grow in the U.S. As of December 2018, total outstanding consumer debt totaled $4.01 trillion, according to data from the Federal Reserve Board. This compares to 2017 when outstanding debt was $3.8 trillion and 2016 when it totaled $3.6 trillion. Whether buying a home or starting a business, many consumers know they have to...
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