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Considering how the economy is currently unstable, it’s not very surprising to see a lot of small businesses undergo a phase of low money supply, where liabilities seem to surpass earnings. Whether you’re already settled in your company or launching a new business, the requirement for a business loan could crop up anytime. You might see that you require the loan as soon as possible, maybe for bills, payroll, or emergency refurbishments. For urgent situations, you might make use of a payday loan advance. However, payday loans come with lofty interest rates, and in case you fail to make your payments, you might have to face a lot of problems. Under such situations, you could consolidate your payday loans and make yourself debt free.
If you are a small business holder, you need to put in your effort and energy on expanding your business. Nevertheless, focusing on money supply, revenue and retained earnings isn’t really enough. You must also have an individual finance plan for yourself. You’ll never be able to set up a successful company if your individual fiscal matters aren’t in order.
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If you’ve seen the current state of the United States economy, you might be hesitant to think about starting your own business. In the following roundtable discussion, small business owners sit down to discuss the challenges and rewards of being able to own and successfully operate a small business during these tough economic times.
It has long been a fact that small businesses help to create jobs. However, credit is extremely difficult to come by due to the current economic woes being felt by the United States economy. In fact, only about 40 percent of small businesses are seeing their credit needs met.
In the following video, Karen Mills of the Small Business Administration (SBA) provides some feedback and advice for small business owners on how to help their businesses grow, and she also describes the important role that so many small businesses play in contributing to job growth.
If you are a small business, or if you are thinking of owning a small business, then having a web presence is extremely important. Not only does building a web presence get your brand seen by potential customers, but it also allows you to build up your online credibility as an owner and as someone who is knowledgeable about what it is that they are selling.
At the very minimum, study up on the latest social networking sites. You won’t have to look very far before it becomes abundantly clear which ones you should be using for your business. Figure out how to create a ‘fan page’ on Facebook or how to create and (more importantly) use a Twitter account to get into direct contact with your customers. Check out the following video for more pointers on how to use social media to leverage small businesses.
Some of the ways to attract customers to small businesses include the following. Also check out the video below.
- Yelp- enables business to register for free, and businesses can ask their customers to post reviews; doubles as brilliant resource for job seekers who are looking to work for a small business.
- Facebook- can be a tool to attract customers to small businesses via “Fan Pages”
- Twitter- Put up great, engaging content (i.e. trivia, special deals, etc.)