How to Get Capital for Merchants and Retailers

How Get Capital Merchant Retailer

Borrowed capital is the lifeblood for most small retail businesses and merchants. Without it, buying the inventory you need, expanding when the time is right, or just surviving through a short-term cash flow gap would be impossible.

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Business Loans for Franchisees: What You Need to Know

Business Loans Franchisees What Need Know

Franchises are probably the most straightforward way to start a small business. Individuals can take a proven successful business model, invest their own time and capital, and hopefully duplicate the success of an already-established brand. That’s why over 12,000 open in the United States each year.…

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Small Business Saturday is November 26 – Are You Ready?

Small Business Saturday November 26 Are You Ready

Until 2010, that weekend between Black Friday and Cyber Monday was kind of a dead zone. No big shopping specials, half the NFL had already played its games, and nobody had much motivation to move because they’d just consumed their body weight in poultry. American Express changed all that.

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Preparing Retail Inventory for the Holiday Season

Preparing Retail Inventory Holiday Season

Last minute holiday shopping is fine for consumers, but most small businesses can’t afford to wait to do their holiday inventory planning. Here are some tips to help your business ring in the New Year on a happy note.

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How to Use Social Media for Your Small Business

How Use Social Media Small Business

Social Media is just that – social. For small business owners, it means you need to entertain, engage and encourage a dialogue with your online audience to maximize your opportunities to turn them into customers.  

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