When you are running a business, you need to do everything possible to keep costs down. A lot of little costs can add up, so you need to track them carefully. Transportation costs are some of the most overlooked expenses for most business owners. Here are some cost-saving strategies you...
The economy of North Carolina has traditionally relied on the manufacturing and agricultural sectors. However, over the past three decades, the state has lost numerous jobs overseas. The textile industry has declined the most. North Carolina Technology Sector is Growing Faster than Any Other State However, the state economy is still...
For many Christians, there exists a natural tension between worldly imperatives and spiritual directives. Many interpret Scripture to forbid, or at least frown upon, activities that seem unavoidable in everyday life—including operating a profitable, prosperous business. On the other hand, some Christian Americans adhere to the Prosperity Gospel, a belief...
When you’re starting up your own small business, one of the first decisions you’re going to have to make is whether or not to start renting out an office space. The office is going to be the place where you get most of your work done and start building...
You can modify the hardware or software of your computer to achieve a definite objective although it is incompatible with its original purpose. This is realized through computer hacking. For consumers, this means a lot. For ecommerce business owners, it enables them to optimize the needs of their online...
There’s never been a better time to start a small business. From social media marketing tools to remote offices and tech startups, you can start your own company for very little money, and make huge profits if your idea takes off. The problem is that every small business now competes...
Running a business takes all the mental energy you can spare. Unfortunately, business owners are often so drained from setting long-term business goals that they fail to make plans for their own financial future. As tiresome and boring as setting personal financial goals can be, it’s something you can’t afford...
It’s never been harder to get a loan than right now. The 2008 crash forced lenders to reconsider their policies. A poor personal credit record can put an end to the idea of starting a business. Getting a business loan with a poor personal credit history isn’t impossible. You just...
When you are a business owner, you have to think of any and all expenses that may come up. This doesn’t include just things like emergencies, but important items that can slip through the cracks or be forgotten on your business plan. For the first few years of your...
Financing a business isn’t as easy as it used to be. As of last July, the small business loan approval rate was only 23.1%. This was a slight drop from the prior month, but is still significantly lower than the approval rate for SBA loans before the credit crisis. Fortunately,...