Starting a Small Business

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You’ve made the decision to start your own business. You’ve built a solid team, written a strong business plan, and now you’re ready to fund your business. It’s important to remember that there is no one-size-fits-all financial solution. How you finance your business will depend on your industry, your personal financial situation, and your business goals. Here are tips to help you choose the funding option that’s right for you.

Starting a Small Business

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Part 1: Tips for Writing a Business Plan That Works Whether you’re launching your own small business or purchasing an existing one, a well-written business plan is critical to your success. Not only does it define clear goals, but it also outlines...

Small Business Cash Flow: Strategies for Success

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Cash flow is the lifeblood of any small business.

Financing Your Buildout

Business growth often requires strategic changes — your business is thriving and demand for your products and services has increased. Whether you’re hiring more employees or boosting your inventory, expanding your physical space takes careful planning to ensure you’re making the best decision for your business.

Reopening Your Small Business Post-COVID

With a large portion of the population now vaccinated, states across the country are beginning to lift restrictions. As a small business owner, you’re likely anxious to get employees back to work and begin to move forward in a post-pandemic world. But what if your employees have hesitations about returning to the office? According to Envoy’s Return to the Workplace Report, 66 percent of respondents say they are concerned about going back into the workplace. Therefore, it’s important for small business owners to adapt to this new world or potentially risk losing valued employees. Here are some tips to help your employees feel safe and make sure your reopening goes smoothly: