What to Do If You Owe the IRS Business Taxes, But Have No Money

Owing the IRS business taxes can be scary when you don't have the cash to pay it with. Even tiny businesses can end up owing as much as $5,000. You cannot simply ignore the money that you owe the IRS. Not only will you...

How Venture Atlanta Continues to Attract High Caliber VC Funding to the Southeast Region – Allyson Eman, Executive Director

For many decades, Atlanta’s economy has mostly relied on notable Fortune 500 companies like the Home Depot and Coca-Cola, but as aspiring entrepreneurs from across the country move their operations to the city, Atlanta is seeing an unprecedented amount of venture-backed startups. Working hard...

Why We Need More Women Investing in Women-Owned Businesses

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Women own four out of every ten businesses in the United States, and in total female entrepreneurs own 12.3 million businesses in the country. Just 46 years ago, women only owned 402,000 companies. Over the past 50 years, women have come a long way...

Where Do We Go From Here? Traditional Banks vs. Financial Technology

Finance is not a new market, not even close. Next to the world's other "oldest profession" it stands as one of the oldest markets in recorded human history. While this is unlikely surprising to anyone with a few bucks to their name, what is...

Learning How to Build A Good Business Credit Score

As a small business owner, you are busy each day just managing everyday operations. It's important, however, that you find time for one more detail: building your business credit. If you hope to expand your business anytime soon, you will need good business credit. How...

The What, Who, and How of Business Bootstrapping

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A thought that likely entered your mind after you considered the potential of that innovative new business idea was,” how am I going to fund this?” Concerns about attracting business funding make absolute sense. Entrepreneurs have to face the sobering truth that 30 percent...

5 Things That Can Affect the Success of Your Business Loan Application

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Applying for business loans can be complicated. There is no standard credit scoring model in existence yet that is commonly accepted by banks, finance companies, and other lending entities. Each one of these entities uses a different scoring model and set of information sources...

The Five Hard Truths Angel Investors Wish Startup Founders Knew

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Accessing investment capital is a top priority for many startup founders. The survival of your company often depends upon your ability to convince backers to invest in you and your team. But successfully raising capital is only your first step. Once you have accepting...

The Best Loans for Your Small Business in 2019

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According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there were over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. in 2018. Not only do small businesses bring growth to their communities, the SBA also reported that small businesses “accounted for 65.9% of net new job...

Applying for a Small Business Loan: What You Need to Know – Ray Pennie, ACE (Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs)

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Growing your small business without additional funding is not easy, but small business loans can provide you with capital that is critical to expanding your company. You might need to hire and train staff, buy equipment or rent a space to operate out of. These...
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Would You Treat Your Mother Like That?: How to Modernize Your Customer Experience Strategy...

In order for a customer to be loyal to your business, you have to show them devotion, respect their circumstances, and honor their time....
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6 Free or Low-Cost Online Courses That Will Help You Become an Expert Entrepreneur

To say that entrepreneurship is hard is an understatement. It is one of the most challenging journeys someone can undertake. Mainly for the reason...
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Atlanta Small Business Profile – Clint Crowe, Elite Event Rental

On this week's episode of the Atlanta Small Business Profile, our host, Ted Jenkin, talks with Clint Crowe, Co-founder of Elite Event Rental. While Clint...
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Reduce Cyber Risks and Prevent Security Breaches in Your Business With These 5 Strategies...

More and more businesses are now storing their abundance of data and sensitive information in cloud services, provided by the likes of Google, Microsoft,...
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6 Outdated SEO Moves to Avoid

Major search engines like Google have evolved considerably over the past few years. Nevertheless, many website owners haven't kept up, continuing to employ old-fashioned...
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