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Increase Your Cash Flow By Getting Paid On Time!

By: David Finkle (Published on 04/22/2014)

Want to increase your cash flow? Then get paid on time. Here’s how…. Read More

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Getting the Money You Need for Your Small Business, Even with Bad Credit

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/21/2014)

How about this: Getting the Money You Need for Your Small Business – Even with Bad Credit!… Read More

How Do I Get Money for My Business?

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/16/2014)

How do you get the credit and money your business needs? Find out here!… Read More

GOOGLE HANGOUT: Credit Decisions – Getting a Yes

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/15/2014)

In coordination with MasterCard and Bank of America, this Google Hangout will focus on how to best approach a bank for a loan and the top factors that influence credit decisions… Read More

How to Apply for an SBA Loan

By: Marc Prosser (Published on 03/25/2014)

If you already own a small business or are interested in purchasing a business that already exists, and need a loan, then this information is for you… Read More

The 60 Second Guide to Managing Cash Flow

By: SCORE (Published on 03/19/2014)

Cash flow can make or break a business. In this 60-second guide, we’ll show you how to be vigilant about managing your cash flow… Read More

Self-Employed Retirement Savings Habits [Infographic]

By: Team TSE (Published on 03/18/2014)

Are you saving enough for retirement as a self-employed individual? If you’re like 69% of self-employed individuals, you’re not. Learn more in this infographic… Read More

7 Ways Your CRM System Can Generate More Cash

By: Gene Marks (Published on 03/17/2014)

Not sure if a customer relationship management system is right for you? Here are seven ways your business might be able to benefit from having one…. Read More

5 More Reasons You’re Not Rich

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 03/07/2014)

If you feel like you should be in a better place than your are now, see if you’re making any of these mistakes… Read More

7 Tips for Successfully Collecting On Accounts Due

By: SCORE (Published on 02/18/2014)

To help you get what you’re owed, here are seven collection tips that will help get you paid… Read More

10 Self-Employed Tips to Make Sure You Get Paid On Time

By: SCORE (Published on 01/30/2014)

Having issues with collecting on your accounts? Here are some of the common mistakes that can slow down and hinder the process… Read More

5 Reasons You’re Not Rich

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 01/27/2014)

If you find yourself constantly pining for a world where you have more than you have now, see if any of the following things may be holding you back… Read More

Should Freelancers Offer Credit Terms To Their Clients?

By: Marco Terry (Published on 01/14/2014)

Offering credit to clients does have advantages. It can help you win contracts, and, if used strategically, it can help grow your business. Here are some tips about offering credit… Read More

6 No-Fail Steps to Making 7 Figures

By: Todd Bates (Published on 01/10/2014)

How effective is a business plan that gathers dust? It’s time try something different. Consider taking action with these six steps… Read More

4 Ways to Make Sure You’re Paying Yourself

By: SCORE (Published on 01/09/2014)

You want to pump money into that burgeoning business of yours, but the mortgage has to be paid. How do you strike a balance… Read More

5 Ways to Obtain Quick Cash for Your Business

By: SCORE (Published on 12/19/2013)

Need some extra cash to keep your business afloat? Here are five quick and practical ways to increase your cash flow… Read More

4 Steps to Getting Paid What You Are Worth

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 12/16/2013)

how do you raise prices, earn what you are worth, and keep customers in the process? Here are five steps to take… Read More

5 Ways to Focus Your Holiday Sales Efforts

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 12/10/2013)

Have you noticed that more people seem to be shopping this year? Learn how to use this to your advantage and end the year on a great note… Read More

4 Fundraising Strategies For Your Startup

By: Miles Young (Published on 12/09/2013)

If you have a great idea for a startup, but do not have the cash flow to fund it, take a look at these four fundraising strategies… Read More

6 Money Management Tips for the Newly Self-Employed

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 11/11/2013)

Starting your own business? Make sure you’re on the right financial foot and check out these tips for making the most of your money
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4 Winning Marketing Strategies for Small Business on Small Budgets

By: Team TSE (Published on 10/30/2013)

Need some help marketing your small business on a small budget? You can’t outspend the big dogs, but you can outsmart them. Get quality advice now…. Read More

The Risk Behind Taking Big Risks

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 10/21/2013)

Big risks can lead to big rewards, but not all risks are created equal. How do you know if your biz idea is worth taking that big step… Read More

5 Ways to Keep Your Business Growing and Make More Money

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 10/19/2013)

If you run a business, there comes a time when you not only need to work harder, but smarter. Here are 5 ways to improve the coffers…. Read More

4 Smart Ways to Cut Your Overhead

By: Team TSE (Published on 10/15/2013)

With a home office you save on many things, but when times are tough you need to find creative ways to save. The trick? Cut costs but not corners… Read More

3 Ways to Avoid the Dreaded Cash Crunch

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 10/08/2013)

An unexpected lull in cash flow can prove to be the death knell of a business. Here are three ways to help you avoid cash flow problems when things get tough… Read More

The 60-Second Guide to Establishing a Revolving Line of Credit

By: SCORE (Published on 09/09/2013)

In just 60 seconds, we’ll show you how to determine if a revolving credit line is right for your business… Read More

The 60-Second Guide to Getting a Small Business Loan

By: SCORE (Published on 08/16/2013)

In just 60-seconds, we’ll show you how to improve your odds for getting a small business loan… Read More

Understanding Profit & Loss Statements

By: Victor Green (Published on 08/15/2013)

When you run a business, you need to understand your financials. Here’s a primer on profit & loss statements… Read More

Could Contract Work Help Restore the Economy?

By: Thomas Moran (Published on 08/01/2013)

Where are the jobs that Americans have been promised and that they so desperately need? The answer may be in contract work… Read More

Sharing the Wealth With Your Employees

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 07/18/2013)

There are all sorts of ways to thank employees for a job well done. However, you might want to consider one method taken from the corporate world… Read More

Microfinance for the Entrepreneur

By: Team TSE (Published on 07/15/2013)

Forget crowdfunding your next freelance business idea. Take advantage of microfinance lending when your business needs funding… Read More

The Basics of Credit Card Processing

By: SCORE (Published on 06/20/2013)

Consumers increasingly are turning to plastic over paper, making accepting credit a necessary payment option for most businesses. … Read More

When and How To Raise Your Prices

By: Matthew Anderson (Published on 06/14/2013)

Are you charging enough for your work? Here are a few reasons you may want to raise your prices and how to do it… Read More

The 60-Second Guide to Collecting Payments

By: SCORE (Published on 06/11/2013)

In this 60-second guide learn how to establish a sound and rational policy for collecting payments…. Read More

5 Personal Money Lifestyle Makeover Tips for Succeeding in Business

By: Tope Ganiyah Fajingbesi (Published on 05/31/2013)

Business success is dependent upon a number of factors. In this article, learn how to apply some simple lifestyle changes to help grow your business… Read More

5 Steps to Planning Your Exit Strategy

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 05/29/2013)

There are several things to consider when planning an exit strategy. Here are five steps to make sure that you’re ready when the time comes to exit stage left… Read More

The Real Value of a Business Plan for the Entrepreneur

By: Team TSE (Published on 05/24/2013)

Having a good business plan is crucial for obtaining financing, but writing the business plan itself can be just as valuable. Here’s why. … Read More

5 Funding Options for Small Business Owners

By: Kelly Gregorio (Published on 05/15/2013)

Cash flow can make or break a company. Here you’ll find the pros and cons of five funding options you might not have thought of… Read More

Infographic: Go Green Without Breaking the Bank for Small Businesses

By: Team TSE (Published on 05/08/2013)

There are countless ways that you and your employees can contribute positively to the growing green social responsibility movement… Read More

8 Steps to Establishing Business Credit

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 05/06/2013)

Business credit often seems like a mystery for many small businesses, but it shouldn’t be. Here’s a quick breakdown of how it works… Read More

Improve Your Credit . . . Make More Money!

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/29/2013)

What do you do if your past credit history, or an incorrect credit history, is sabotaging you and your business? Fix it and watch your business boom…. Read More

3 Business Lessons You Can Learn from Watching Pawn Stars

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 04/09/2013)

More than just an entertaining way to spend a half hour, Pawn Stars offers plenty of lessons on how to successfully run a small business… Read More

3 Factors to Consider When Getting A Merchant Account

By: Danielle Thomas (Published on 04/04/2013)

While getting a merchant account is not particularly difficult, there are some pitfalls and caveats that should be considered… Read More

Five Ways Small Business Lending Is Getting A Much Needed Makeover

By: Mariah Courtney (Published on 04/03/2013)

Cash flow is everything when it comes to your business. Here are five ways that alternative financing is changing small business lending for the better… Read More

A Financial Statement “Cheat Sheet”

By: SCORE (Published on 04/02/2013)

Use this “cheat sheet” to help understand three basics of your financial statement: balance sheets, income statements and cash flow statements…. Read More

How to Get Rich: Simple Lessons From a Self-Made Millionaire

By: Paul LeJoy (Published on 03/22/2013)

International business mogul Paul LeJoy offers the achievement-minded these eight wealth strategies to assist the proverbial 99% in their quest for success in any industry… Read More

Bartering for Business Growth

By: John Strabley (Published on 03/18/2013)

Can bartering help your small business ? Learn how business bartering works and how it might be just the right tactic to help your business grow… Read More

3 Self-Employment Myths

By: Tim Parker (Published on 03/16/2013)

Starting a new business? Combine your hope of a wildly successful business with the reality of the journey, and don’t fall for these self-employment myths…. Read More

4 Tips for Making Sure You Are Able to Pay Yourself

By: SCORE (Published on 03/14/2013)

Start With a Cash Flow The best practice is to have start-up money to begin your business, so that from the very start you have an automatic cash flow from money invested in your business. You should also set terms …… Read More

Should Small Businesses Buy or Lease Commercial Real Estate?

By: Shari Olefson (Published on 03/08/2013)

Is now the right time for you to invest in commercial real estate for your business? Use these three steps to find out… Read More

Is Money the Best Motivator?

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 03/01/2013)

What motivates people? Take a look at what makes people love their job and company and therefore allows them to shine and do their best… Read More

Is an Angel Investment The Right Choice For Your Business?

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 02/23/2013)

Could your business use a little influx of cash to take it to the next level? Find out if angel investing might be the perfect option for you…. Read More

How to Get International Angel Investments for Your Startup

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 02/15/2013)

Learn about the creative option of getting international angel investment for your startup… Read More

Retirement Options for the Self-Employed

By: Dan Cook (Published on 02/15/2013)

While your options may seem limited, making sure you have something to fall back on for your later years just makes sense. Here are few retirement options self-employed individuals should consider… Read More

Getting Past the “B” Word

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 02/11/2013)

The word “budget” tends to have a negative connotation to it. For some, it’s the dreaded B word. Learn how to look at budgeting in a new light so you can best use your money and resources…. Read More

Multiple Profit Centers: The Key to Reliable Income

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 01/29/2013)

One challenge the self-employed faces is maintaining a steady stream of income throughout the year. The solution – multiple profit centers… Read More

8 Tips for Turning Over Your Family Business to the Next Generation

By: Dan Cook (Published on 01/25/2013)

Turning over the reins of the family business is perhaps the most difficult business transaction any family ever makes. To ensure the success of future generations, keep these eight tips in mind… Read More

Selling Your Business – 8 Steps You Can’t Afford to Skip

By: Kent Reed (Published on 01/16/2013)

During the selling process the business has to look and operate at its best, while also expending efforts to attract buyers. That’s a lot of work. Don’t miss a step with these 8 best practices for selling your business… Read More

5 Ways Your Clients May Be Robbing You of Your Time & Money

By: Dan Cook (Published on 01/07/2013)

Ever feel like you’re working harder than your profit & loss statement shows? Learn how to address the five most-common concerns when dealing with client problem areas… Read More

Loss Leaders 101 for Home Based Businesses

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 12/31/2012)

Learn the ins and outs of the tried-and-true pricing strategy of loss leaders with this informative guide… Read More

5 Ways to Increase Cash Flow During Off-Peak Seasons

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 12/19/2012)

Business owners may need to get creative to help generate new cash flow opportunities during off-peak times of the year. To help, here are five ways to increase your cash flow… Read More

Wooing a Designer: Making the Most of the Designer/Client Relationship

By: Team TSE (Published on 12/13/2012)

Misunderstandings with your designer can be costly to your business and your projects. Learn how to establish a better relationship with 99designs “How to woo a designer” survey findings… Read More

5 Ways to Entertain Clients on a Shoestring Budget (as the End of the Fiscal Year Looms)

By: Goldstar (Published on 12/03/2012)

There are several strategies for approaching client entertainment while keeping costs down, but only a few will help you save cash without anyone noticing. Here are our top five suggestions…. Read More

The Pros & Cons of Using Credit Cards to Fund Your Business

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 11/13/2012)

Not sure about using credit cards for business growth or expenses? In this guide we take a look at the pros and cons as well as the basic steps to building your business credit… Read More

Infographic: Costly Small Business Mistakes

By: Team TSE (Published on 11/06/2012)

Our featured infographic helps break down the most common mistakes that are keeping small businesses from being as successful as they could be… Read More

The Truth Behind Small Businesses & Big Bank Loans

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 10/24/2012)

The fact that small businesses rely on big banks is a given. However, did you know that big banks rely equally on small businesses? Learn more with this interview with Robb Hilson, Small Business executive with Bank of America…. Read More

Determining Your Exit Strategy: How to Go out of Business the Right Way

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 10/19/2012)

Learn how to make the most of your departure from your company, whether you’re selling your business to someone new, or declaring bankruptcy…. Read More

PROFILE: One Franchisee’s Success Story

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 10/08/2012)

Entrepreneurs have to get creative and take risks to make it in today’s world. Here is the story of how one Blimpies franchisee is doing it right…. Read More

Fund Your Business the Creative Way

By: TSE Guest Blogger (Published on 10/08/2012)

Due to lean lending times, alternative funding options have emerged for small businesses. Read on and learn about the benefits of revenue-based financing.
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The Self Employed’s Guide to Choosing the Right Business Bank

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 09/27/2012)

Discover how to go about choosing the right business bank when you’re self-employed. And learn why bigger banks may be your best choice. … Read More

3 Great Money Savings Travel Tips for the Self-Employed

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 09/09/2012)

Business travel can be a hassle – but not if you do it right. Learn how to cut the cost of travel without ruining the trip…. Read More

Free Money: Are There Really Free Government Grants To Start A Business?

By: Team TSE (Published on 08/17/2012)

Are there really government grants to start your business? Is there such a thing as free money?… Read More

What Is Crowdfunding and How Will It Help My Business?

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 07/27/2012)

Crowdfunding has been a popular subject of conversation among entrepreneurs lately, and with good reason. It opens up exciting new opportunities for financing your latest endeavor…. Read More

Top Tips for Landing Small Business Loans

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 07/14/2012)

Finding funding for your small business can be one of the most challenging parts of starting a new business. Here’s how to make it easier…. Read More

How to Grow Your Freelance Business, Now!

By: Team TSE (Published on 07/11/2012)

Here are 4 key steps to growing your business in under two years when you’re self-employed. The important thing to remember is… Read More

Get Your Business Funded, Even With Bad Credit

By: Team TSE (Published on 07/05/2012)

Is it really possible to get your business funded, even with poor or no credit? You bet. Here is one great option… Read More

The Millionaire Self-Employed Freelancer

By: Marshall Lee (Published on 06/30/2012)

Is it really possible to become a millionaire when you freelance? You bet. Here are 3 strategies that work… Read More

Buying Real Estate With Bad Credit Or No Money Down

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 06/26/2012)

Is it possible to buy real estate with no money down, or if you have no or bad credit? Yes. Here’s how… Read More

4 Signs You Can Quit Your Day Job

By: Rick Klaras (Published on 06/02/2012)

It can be difficult to know when your ready to take the plunge into full-time self-employment. How do you know when the moment is right? Here are 4 signs… Read More

VIDEO: Mark Cuban On The Secret Of His Success

By: Admin (Published on 05/24/2012)

What is the outspoken owner of the Dallas Mavericks’ secret? Follow your passion? No way. Its … Read More

Ladies, Go Where The Money Is: The Golf Course

By: Leslie Andrews (Published on 05/22/2012)

You never know where your next big lead or contact will come from but odds are it is more likely to come from the golf course than the keyboard… Read More

Real Estate 2.0 – So You Wanna Be A Self-Employed Real Estate Mogul?

By: Spence and Marty (Published on 05/17/2012)

What’s that, you would like to become a real estate mogul but are not sure how? Here’s how you make money in real estate, and even how to start with little money down… Read More

Should You Cut Your Fees or Prices To Drum Up Business?

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/24/2012)

Considering cutting your fees or prices? It works, but the danger is that if you slash prices too much, then you risk losing money, damaging your brand, or both. Here’s the smart way to do it… Read More

Getting Your Business Out of Debt

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/16/2012)

What if we told you there was a way to get your business out of debt for about 50 cents on the dollar? There is. How? Read on… Read More

COLUMN: Real Estate 2.0 – The Magic of Compound Interest

By: Spence and Marty (Published on 04/04/2012)

What did Einstein call the ’8th wonder of the world’? Compound interest. For the small investor, it is the tool that can make you rich … Read More

How to Pitch Your Small Business to Big Business

By: Team TSE (Published on 04/03/2012)

Before you take your self-employed business products or services to a bigger company, make sure you read this article. … Read More

VIDEO: Should You Lower Your Prices?

By: Admin (Published on 03/28/2012)

One way to compete is to lower your prices. But should you? It’s tricky. Here’s how to do so without killing your income… Read More

On Taking Risks When You Are Self-Employed

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 03/21/2012)

While you can never reduce the risk altogether when you own your own business, savvy business owners know how to manage and reduce that risk. Here’s how… Read More

REAL ESTATE 2.0: Our Experts’ 5-Point Plan for Proven Real Estate Profits

By: Spence and Marty (Published on 03/21/2012)

Want to know how the pros make money in real estate? In their latest column, Spence and Marty show the self-employed a proven system for making money in real estate… Read More

5 Proven Ways to Impress Angel Investors

By: Tim Parker (Published on 03/13/2012)

What does it take to get an angel investor to take you seriously and write a check? There are 5 things you can do to up your chances…. Read More

COLUMN: Ask The Real Estate Pros

By: Spence and Marty (Published on 03/10/2012)

When you want to become a self-employed real estate investor, should you go for the best property in the best area? In this inaugural column, Spence and Marty give some surprising advice… Read More

PROFILE: How One Self-Employed Entrepreneur Became an e-Millionaire

By: Team TSE (Published on 02/28/2012)

Is it still possible for the self-employed to make a ton of money online? You bet. The secret is… Read More

When Is Bankruptcy the Answer to Your Freelance Business Woes?

By: Steve Strauss (Published on 02/28/2012)

If you’re in over your head with your freelance business, engaged in a law suit and looking to get out, bankruptcy may be a good idea…. Read More

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