Two of the names that often come up in the crowdfunding conversation are Indiegogo and GoFundMe. In this article, we’re going to examine these two crowdfunding platforms and compare their suitability for business fundraising.
Debt crowdfunding has become increasingly prevalent in a world where bank loans are harder than ever to come by. It’s important to understand what debt crowdfunding is, how it differs from other forms of crowdfunding, and how you can use it to raise funds for your business.
To say that WordPress looms large over the modern-day internet would be an understatement. Statistics compiled by w3techs.com show that 37.7% of all websites are powered by WordPress. If this includes you and your business — or if you’re looking to build a small business website using WordPress — there are a number of shopping […]
If you’ve looked into using a DIY website builder service to create a website for your business, it’s likely that you’ve come across Squarespace. Squarespace is a tool that allows you to create a great-looking and functional website without having to possess coding knowledge or hire a team of developers. Read on for a look at features, pricing, and ease of use for this popular website building app.
Don’t Want (Or Were Denied) An EIDL Or PPP Loan? Here Are Your Best Small Business Loan Alternatives
The PPP and EIDL programs have distributed a massive amount of funding to struggling businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, many businesses have been unable to secure funding from these programs despite applying when directed and meeting all the relevant qualifications. Whatever the reason, there are business owners out there in need of funding that have not been served by the PPP or EIDL programs. That’s why we’ve set out to highlight other lending options — both public and private — that are currently available to small businesses.
On May 21st, the SBA confirmed recent reports that the PPP program still has over $100 billion in funding left to distribute. If your business has been suffering from the effects of COVID-19, you may still be able to get a PPP loan if you apply soon.
Square Online Checkout is intended to condense the eCommerce experience down to a simple link or button, making online selling easier than ever for both the merchant and the customer. If you want to sell items or services online — or even accept donations — without building an online store, you’ll want to read on.
The time will come when you can reopen your business in some capacity. When considering how to do this, it’s helpful to look at the examples set by essential businesses that have remained open. For more information on reopening safely, keep reading!
The Second Round Of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funding Has Been Announced [UPDATE: It’s Passed]
Small business owners and the self-employed have faced particular challenges and frustrations, as many were unable to get a PPP Loan during the last round of funding despite applying as soon as the funds became available. The good news is that on April 21, 2020, the US Senate passed a bill authorizing the addition of $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans to businesses affected by the devastating COVID-19 outbreak. Just know that once it’s signed into law, it might be another day or so before the SBA can reopen the program to new applicants.
The business world had been seeing a long-term shift towards working from home. This trend has been greatly accelerated by the devastating COVID-19 pandemic. Accordingly, business communication apps have never been in higher demand. But as businesses rush to ensure that their employees can effectively communicate online, it’s important to understand the differences between the various communication apps competing for your business. Regardless of the length of the current pandemic, the need for effective internal communication is here to stay, so a good communication app is a wise (and relatively inexpensive) investment in the future.