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How to Improve Employee Relationships
As a small business owner, you know from experience that employee productivity is largely based on the level of employee satisfaction in your organization. At the same time, you realize you don't have the unlimited budget of enterprise corporations nor the human resources department those companies have. However, there are some simple methods and tactics you can use to help employees get more job satisfaction and, as a result, increased employee productivity.
Category: Human Resources
Give Yourself a Break – Mini Vacations and Where to Find Them
Small business owners understandably feel the need to be on hand and put as much time as possible into making their company a success, but a vacation actually helps you achieve this goal.
10 Businesses You Can Start for Under $1,000
Do you stop yourself from starting a business because you worry about the start-up costs? You don't need millions of dollars or a trust fund to become an entrepreneur. You can start these ten businesses for under $1,000 and put all of your profits toward expanding it into your dream company.
How Will the New Administration Affect Small Businesses?
Even with the election long over, the Trump administration continues to be the focus of near constant news coverage due to heated debate over the president's social and immigration policies. While his economic proposals have seen less coverage, you need to be prepared for how they will impact your business.
Should I Get Small Business Funding from an Alternative Lender or Bank?
The research firm says the growth can produced when you have the right funds. Check out the pros and cons of using an alternative lender with your small business.
27 Tips and Tricks for Scaling Your Small Business
We hit the (digital) pavement to ask small business owners how to scale a business. And they delivered. They offered up 25 suggestions, including one about funding—a guaranteed way into our hearts. Strategically funding your business with working capital, grants and small business loans helps you succeed long-term.
How Much Money Can I Qualify For?
Lending requirements aside, how much money you can qualify for is the most commonly asked question. It’s an important one. You should know how much money to realistically expect a lender to give you.
Bar Survival Guide: How to Keep the Taps On During the First Year of Business
Who hasn't been at a fantastic bar and thought, hey I could do this? For some, the thought is a dream turned reality when they actually open up their own bar. However, opening a bar is no guarantee of success. The following are seven tips to help you survive the first year of being a bar owner.
RapidAdvance's RapidResource Blog Named as one of the ‘Top 100 Small Business Blogs on the Planet’
We are extremely proud of the fact that our RapidAdvance RapidResource blog was named by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Small Business Blogs on the web for 2016.
Small Business Grants in 2017
Small business grants might be hard to find, but you can find them. You know what to look for, too. Small business grants share common characteristics—ones usually dissimilar to other forms of financing. For example, they don’t require you to pay back the money, although they do often feature more rigorous regulations and guidelines.
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Virtual Business
There’s no doubt about it, the world we live in is becoming more virtual by the minute. That even includes the way we do business. Gone are the days where you have to invest in large amounts of physical capital, office space and staff to get a profitable venture off the ground. Nowadays, all you need is a small investment and a little bit of time to go into business online.
The Best Ways to Build Credit Fast
More than ever, this is the time when a good business credit score will solicit hearty approvals for all your credit requests. If you haven't yet established business credit or have an unsatisfactory score, you may need to start with some groundwork before reaching out to lenders and suppliers.
What Is Loan Stacking and Why Should You Avoid It?
As a small business owner, taking out a business loan can certainly help you grow your business. The problem, however, comes if you as an owner fall into the trap of taking out multiple loans at the same time (also known as “loan stacking”).