“Who run the world?” queries the great Beyoncé Knowles in her aptly titled song “Run the World.” To Beyoncé, the answer is obvious. Girls! And, theoretically, Bey’s right. Female persuasion can indeed build a nation. “Smart enough to make these millions,” women can do it all. But in practice it’s not always the case. In […]
Show me the money! Many small business startups struggle to find the cash they need to start their small business venture. If you’re searching for start-up capital, pay attention. The National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE) and the Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE Council) have partnered with Fundable — a crowdfunding platform — to […]
For today’s entrepreneurs, starting a business is not all about the money. According to the 2013 State Of The Business Owner (SOBO) Report, recently released announced by the business coaching company EMyth, the top three reasons today’s entrepreneurs start their business are: freedom to pursue new opportunities; following their personal passion; and, to gain independence […]
Most small business owners launch their companies because they are really good at delivering a particular product or service and they love doing it. Sadly, the majority aren’t equally as talented at managing the financial aspects of their businesses. Building a successful business requires more financial management than adding up your sales, subtracting the expenses and hoping there’s a little left over.
Finally some good news for small businesses in terms of access to capital. According to the Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index, small business loan approvals at big banks increased to 15.9 percent from 15.3 percent in January. That’s the highest approval percentage by big banks since Biz2Credit’s Index was introduced over two years ago.