A survey from business funding matchmaker Fundera found that business owners across the US didn’t get enough funding from their PPP loans. What’s more, the program is closing soon; is there hope of a PPP renewal? Read on.
With a COVID-19-related recession looming overhead, community currencies are becoming an increasingly popular option for keeping local economies afloat. Community currencies help damaged local economies by encouraging consumers to keep money within the community.
Citizens Banks just announced a $1.5 million grant program designed to help minority-run small businesses affected by COVID-19. Does your business qualify?
Is your eCommerce website doing enough to bring in sales for your business? Technology trends and standards change quickly, and many expert agree that you should overhaul your eCommerce site every two to three years to make sure you’re staying on top (in addition to regularly updating your site with product information, for example). However, if your site isn’t delivering the sales or the growth that you’ve been hoping for, the time to update could be right now.
Most employers start onboarding too late and stop too early. Poor onboarding practices not only lower morale in new employees, they hinder productivity and will eventually cost you money. How can you leverage your onboarding process to improve employee retention, save money, improve your recruiting, and foster better working relationships within your team? Learn how to create a clear employee onboarding process that meets your specific needs with this simple checklist.
Amazon Handmade is a sales platform within the larger Amazon marketplace. It was carved out for a special type of product: handmade items, as the name suggests. How does Amazon Handmade stack up to Etsy? Is this platform right for your business? Read on for more details.
One of the hottest business buzzwords during the coronavirus pandemic has been “pivot” — the concept of businesses reinventing and shifting strategies. By the numbers, small businesses across the US have indeed embraced the pivot: 92% reported changing at least one aspect of their business since the onset of COVID-19, according to data from a recent survey that was released online last week.
Looking for working capital or don’t have any specific plans for the funds you receive? Keep looking at other financing options. Venture debt should be taken on for a specific purpose, such as making a large purchase (like equipment), funding a project, hitting a specific milestone, or growing the business without further diluting shares.
With the right software, DIY can sometimes be as simple as uploading information into the cloud and clicking a button. Even so, small business owners should take the time to understand the various components of payroll. Think of it this way: If an employee comes to you with a question about their paycheck, you should be able to help and explain any payroll documents in a teachable manner.
Intuit is a well-known name in the world of business finance. Now the financial titan is getting in on the small business banking game with QuickBooks Cash. Customers will receive a 1.00% annual percentage yield (APY) on all balances — a competitive rate compared to most accounts on the market today. This new offering is meant to work in sync with Intuit’s existing QuickBooks products, such as payroll, payments, and accounting services.