Can I Qualify for a Small Business Loan?

on 11/29/2016 - 11:52 am

Ever wonder what your next steps are with your business?   Is money holding you back?  Has there ever been a time when you’ve wondered about a small business loan?  Is it the right time?  When is the right time for your business to seek outside funding?   How does a small business loan work?  A decade or so ago, getting a small business loan was incredibly difficult and many business owners used alternate methods like credit cards to don't their business ventures.  Today, things are vastly different.
Considering a Small Business Business Loan
Before you consider a business loan, define your plan or strategy for using the funds.  Any lender ...

Small Business Holiday Marketing Tips

on 11/29/2016 - 11:32 am

Most small businesses are just coming off the Black Friday buzz and are giving the holiday season a full court press before the end of the new year.  Other small businesses are still contemplating on what they can do to drive more business. 
For those who are still hesitant on what can be done, we’ve got some ideas that can help.
 
Holiday Promotions
By now you should know what your clients want. Holiday door busters are a great way to get your customers to spend a little more this holiday season.  Promotions such as dollars off or even BOGOs are great options to get customers buying.  Remember, most customers are looking for the best deal during the season ...

Small Business Black Friday Marketing Tips

on 10/28/2016 - 12:03 pm

You’ve decided to take part in the sales frenzy that’s known as Black Friday?  Excellent!  We want to make sure you get the most out of this sales event so pull up a chair and grab and pen and paper, because you’ll want to take some notes. 
First and foremost, don’t even try to compete with big businesses like Amazon, Target, Walmart or other big box retailers.  You’re a small business and you’re not in the arena of these heavy hitters, but you can still market your business during the mayhem and get some new customers out of it.
 

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6 B2B Marketing Tips that Make a Difference

on 10/28/2016 - 11:12 am

Not all marketing efforts are alike, especially when you’re targeting other small businesses.  Before you head down the road of targeting the group of elusive business folk, don’t get mislead on the next great marketing gimmick.  Plan, execute and arm yourself with the best tactics to achieve maximum results.  Below are some of our favorite B2B Marketing Tips.
 
1. Focus on Customer Wants/Needs: 
It's easy to forget in the selling process what businesses want.  Instead, we get sucked into marketing ourselves with endless features that every company should have.  The truth is businesses run short on time and want to get down to making sure the ...