Why You Should Not Rely on Personal Assets to Fund Your Business

I recently visited a well-respected small business news site and saw an article there extolling the virtues of taking out personal asset loans to fund a business. For those of you who don't know what personal asset loans are, they are business or personal loans that are secured by high-end personal assets, such as jewelry, fine art, classic cars, or boats. It's basically a typical pawnbroker deal that's been sugar coated with professional looking websites and credible lender names to make the process seem more legitimate....more

Business Credit Scores 101

Are you a small business? Do you know your business’s credit score? The range is zero to 100 for most credit reporting agencies, with at least 75 being desirable if you want to be approved for financing and trade credit (business loan or line of credit), says a report at nav.com and from Gerri Detweiler’s new book, Finance Your Own Business....more

Snapchat and Small Business: Three Ways to Promote Your Brand

As previously discussed, Snapchat is all the rage right now. Big brands are jumping on this social media train and riding it all the way to the bank. Real-time photos and videos make for a steady stream of fresh content. It is the most popular social media network among teens.How can your small business utilize Snapchat to gain potential customers and expand their following on social media?...more

Is Your Fear of Numbers Ruining Your Small Business?

Small business owners are notorious for single-handedly juggling the many different aspects of running a business. But when it comes to financial management, many (too many really) small business owners have got their heads in the sand. While taking the reigns in your business' financial management may be one hat you'd rather not wear, you may want to think again....more

How to Craft an Intriguing Elevator Pitch or Byline

{ pssst… you’d want to read till the end to see how to score one of the two clarity sessions I’m giving away to help you nail your elevator pitch! }The typical elevator pitch goes like so:I help the blah blah blah do the blah blah blah… YAWN!Does that sound like yours?Are you excited about sharing your elevator speech, or do you drag your feet in those networking events hoping you’d never have to whip it out?After spending 6 weeks agonizing over an elevator pitch, how many times have you actually used it?...more

Three Reasons To Utilize More Videos In Your Digital Marketing

Video is on the rise in the social media game....more

Suze Orman's Budget Advice for Entrepreneurs

OMG. To say that I was excited to get an email from Huffington Post Live asking me if I wanted to go on-air with Suze Orman is a HUGE understatement....more
Great post! I love Suze and I agree with her advise. I never thought about putting the extra ...more