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Small Business Administration Loan Stimulus for Coronavirus: FAQ

This post was updated on 3/18 to include information about an additional $250 billion SBA stimulus package announced by President Trump. The novel coronavirus has now infected over 1,300 people in the United States. The NBA, MLB, and Live Nation all canceled or suspended upcoming games and events, with the possibility of things picking upRead More

6 Tips to Make Sure Your Deal Closes in Final Underwriting

Operating a business isn’t easy– it takes a vision of success, the right team, and a continued thirst for growth. And at some point, all businesses require funding to shape these dreams into a reality.  Pre-approval for financing is a great indicator that you’ll be able to get the funding you need. Even if you’reRead More

[Under $25] Holiday Gifts For Employees 2019: 15 Ideas That Your Team Will Love

Did you know 60% of employees value recognition over money? It’s something to keep in mind as you look for unique holiday gifts for your employees. Whether you’re grabbing a specific gift, or buying a generic one for a gift swap, it’s important not to overthink it. The best employee gifts of 2019 aren’t expensiveRead More

6 Small Business Conferences You Must Attend [2020]

This post was last updated on February 26, 2020 to include even more small business conferences and networking events. There are endless opportunities to grow your small business, but at a certain point, it’s natural to hit roadblocks. Attending a small business conference can help re-energize your ambition for growth and give you the toolsRead More

When is the Best Time for Business Owners to Go on Vacation?

For a business owner, vacation time is precious yet precarious. There’s no denying you need a break from the daily grind. But if you leave at the wrong time, even for a few days, you risk missing out on opportunities or losing business to competitors. However, that’s no reason to panic and abandon your travelRead More

FedEx Ends Amazon Ground Delivery Contract: Entrepreneurs, Assemble!

What if we told you that you could lead a team of Amazon employees, all from the comfort of your familiar home city? Thanks to the latest development in the eCommerce giant’s life, it turns out you can. The Amazon FedEx contract is set to end at the end of August, with no renewal inRead More

How to Cash in on New Alibaba Dropshipping Opportunities

eCommerce entrepreneurs eager to take the next step in their venture: Alibaba has listened to your prayers. On Tuesday, the China-based B2B eCommerce giant announced that eCommerce stores in the U.S. would be permitted to sell their products through the massive marketplace. Beyond being a warm new home for products, Alibaba also extends the reachRead More

Get a Business Line of Credit for Summer & Seasonal Slowdowns

Does your business experience the summertime blues? If seasonal fluctuations cause a decline in your business, then you’re not alone. Business owners in all industries face a decrease in customers over the summer, and re-calibrating to keep up-to-date with payroll, overhead, and other expenses can be a challenge. Applying for a business line of creditRead More

502 Bad Gateway Errors: What Happened With Cloudflare’s Outage?

If you encountered a 502 Bad Gateway Error in your internet travels yesterday, you weren’t alone.  Cloudflare, an industry-leading network services provider, was responsible for the mid-morning turbulence that prevented internet users across the world from accessing many websites, several of them heavily trafficked. What is Cloudflare, Anyway? Cloudflare is a content delivery network thatRead More

Canadian Alternative Financing Market Set to Explode

Look out, maple syrup.  After years of steady growth, the Canadian alternative financing market has slowly picked up speed, and it’s set to explode.  Our neighbors to the north have had access to alternative finance lenders for some time. But, statistics from the past few years demonstrate sizable, sustained growth in this emerging market.  CanadianRead More

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