Month: <span>March 2017</span>

Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Small Businesses Need to Watch Out For
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Trans-Pacific Partnership: What Small Businesses Need to Watch Out For

After taking office, one of the first things on the table for President Trump is to abandon the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) – an agreement that can supposedly strengthen economic ties between the U.S. and 11 countries by the Pacific Ocean. Advocates of the pact hoped that through lowering trade barriers, the TPP can support productivity,...

Avoiding a Messy Buyout
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Avoiding a Messy Buyout

Businesses fail for reasons unrelated to the market, the products, lack of capital and other “official concerns.” At times, bad dynamics between owners just drive the organisation to the ground. At one point, people change. The partners you started the business with may not be the same people as the organisation grows. They can be...

What Small Business Owners Need to Focus On
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What Small Business Owners Need to Focus On

A lot happened in 2016 but following the rate hike, two sectors will become more important to small business owners this 2017. Banks For the past years, many banks have exited the small business lending space because it was not profitable. Some smaller loans just don’t yield sufficient profit margins. However, the rise in rates...

Grow Small Business Brand Without Breaking the Bank
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Grow Small Business Brand Without Breaking the Bank

Many small businesses think they have to splurge a lot to get their marketing ball rolling. That’s not the absolute case. There are feasible and easy ways to promote your small business brand without breaking the buck. 1. Discount cards No matter the type of business you have, discount cards can amp up your branding....

Small Business Loan: What’s the Best Choice For You?
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Small Business Loan: What’s the Best Choice For You?

Small business owners often hit a slump because of funding issues. It’s hard to get anything off the ground without the capital to support it. So what should you do? Find the right loan. A business loan is the answer to an entrepreneur’s funding needs but it can be confusing to know which one suits...

Top Tips on Growing Your Small Business This 2017
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Top Tips on Growing Your Small Business This 2017

Small business owners need to realise the importance of constant effort and branding for overall business growth. Avoid getting stuck in a rut with these tips on growing your business and brand this 2017. Search Engine Optimisation As an articles from Forbes explained recently: “With roughly 644 million active websites on the net, it is...

Small Business Trends to Watch Out For
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Small Business Trends to Watch Out For

Small businesses had a smashing 2016 and experts say this year could even be better – so long as you know what trends will take over and how the market will behave. If you’re a small business owner or hopeful, things are looking up. According to latest figures, the survival rate for small businesses have...

How Cash Flow is Everything to Small Businesses
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How Cash Flow is Everything to Small Businesses

Many small business owners fall into the trap of neglecting cash as the most important aspect of their financial management. While there are important concerns like capital budgeting, capital structure and cash management – truth of the matter is, you’ll simply go bankrupt without cash. What would you use to pay the bills? According to...

Startup? Here Are Your Financing Options
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Startup? Here Are Your Financing Options

All businesses start with an idea but not everything takes off the ground mostly because of capital. New businesses usually struggle to get bank loans. When funding becomes tough to secure, ideas die down in the process. It doesn’t have to be a sad story all the time. If you want to start a business...