Contests, crowdfunding, and other ways to finance a small business without a bank loan

In 2021, 1 in 3 small businesses looked for financing. Growthink used government and news sources to compile 10 alternatives to bank loans.

3 most common Small Business Administration loans—and which type might be good for your business

Ruby compared the top three loan programs for small businesses using information from SBA, Congressional Research Service, and other industry sources.  

The supply chain is still facing bottlenecks—here's how manufacturers are responding

Here's how manufacturers are responding to the continued supply chain bottlenecks, according to manufacturing partner Get It Made.

Flawed EPA Approach Threatens Formaldehyde Access for Key U.S. Industries

(BPT) - By Sahar Osman-Sypher, Senior Director of the American Chemistry Council’s Formaldehyde PanelAccess to a proven “building-block” chemical that consumers extensively rely on …

New year, new growth: 5 ways small business owners can plan for success in 2023

(BPT) - When the calendar flips from one year to the next, “new year, new me” regularly comes back into the communal psyche. This oftentimes manifests through health-focused resolutions …

Looking to the Future of Advanced Mobility

(BPT) - Governor Asa Hutchinson and Cyrus Cigari, Chairman of The Arkansas Council on Future Mobility, recently announced their goal to become a global leader in advanced air mobility …

Road risks: How small-business owners help keep their fleet drivers safe

(BPT) - You depend on a few drivers to keep your small business thriving. You trust your drivers, but you're realistic. You know the road poses risks, especially in the form of distracted drivers. …

These are 10 major challenges business owners face when growing

Ruby identified 10 challenges business owners face as they scale and ways to manage them, including insights from Northwestern professor Karin O'Connor.

How much employees actually pay for health care plans

Many employers in the U.S. offer some type of health care plan. The data collected by Sana gives insight into the growth rate of employee contributions under different health insurance plans.

5 ways to elevate your next in-person event

(BPT) - By: Lisa Fait, managing director of strategic accounts for hotels and conventionsAs we move into 2023, momentum for in-person events, meetings and conventions continues to grow post-pandemic. …

New survey reveals small business leaders are misinformed about ERC tax credit

(BPT) - By Jay Woods, Founder & President, Omega Accounting SolutionsSmall business leaders continue to encounter difficulties and shortages that began during the pandemic. They struggle with …

10 tips for managing payroll for small business owners

Buddy Punch compiled a list of ways for small business owners to set up and maintain a bulletproof payroll system from a collection of expert sources.  

Rural Entrepreneurs Report Growing Economic Anxiety

 (NAPSI)—Rural small businesses face greater challenges to economic recovery and are less optimistic about the future compared to their non-rural counterparts, according to new survey data …

Small Business Saturday: How shopping with purpose benefits consumers, businesses and communities

(BPT) - Small actions can have a big impact, which is why many people are choosing to support small businesses for their holiday needs this year. Many of these businesses are taking steps to make a …

Keep Quality Employees With Quality Benefits

(NewsUSA) - Small business owners know that one of the secrets to success is hiring quality employees and keeping them. One of the best ways to keep your best employees happy is by offering a …

From accountants to loan officers: The 25 highest-paying business and finance occupations

Which are the highest paying jobs among the business and financial occupations? Santa Clara University turned to data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics to find out.

Measuring Growth By Positive Impact is the Only Metric That Matters

(BPT) - By Marcus Benedetti, Chairman at Clover SonomaThe Business Model of “Do Unto Others as You Would Have Done To You”Many worldwide trends are convening on the truth that businesses …

A small business owner's guide to starting a 401(k) plan

Guideline compiled a list of tips about 401(k) plans for small businesses using info from a variety of sources, including the IRS and the Department of Labor.

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(BPT) - If you’re asked for names of well-known entrepreneurs, a few obvious contenders might come to mind, like Bill Gates or Steve Jobs. A recent survey asked questions about who are the most …
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