10 Tips to Help You Manage Your New Business’s Cash Flow

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Start-ups often fail because they run out of cash in the first year. The reason for the cash shortfall is not always that there was not sufficient capital in the business. Often new companies run out of cash because of a lack of cash...

How to Get Your Clients to Pay Invoices On Time

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As a small to medium sized business owner, you understand that cash flow is everything. While a big number on your receivables line does make your profit & loss statement look good, it will do absolutely nothing to help the daily operations of your...

Atlanta’s Resurgence Grant Fund Offers $40,000 to Small Businesses

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Throughout the past few months, many city-governments—including Atlanta' s—have stewarded resources and small business funding given to them through the CARES Act. While all of the city grants were in the multi-millions, many programs were depleted within weeks. Consequently, the grants distributed through Invest...

Funding Opportunities for Metro Atlanta Small Business Owners Still Impacted by COVID-19

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Another source of funding for small businesses impacted by the COVID-19 outbreak has run out. On Saturday, July 11, The Economic Injury Disaster Loan Advancement Program (EIDL), reached its funding limit of $20 million. This program offered almost six million businesses up to $10,000...

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...

5 Tax Breaks Small Businesses Should Consider Now

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With the extended tax deadline coming up in less than 24 hours, here are five deductions small businesses should consider adding to their list or speaking to their CPA about.  Your Home Office There are a few strings attached here. Using your kitchen table or bedroom...

Meet Christy Brown, President of LaunchPad2X, an Organization Focused on Supporting Female Entrepreneurs

Today on the Atlanta Small Business Show we welcome President of LaunchPad2X, Christy Brown. LaunchPad2X is an Atlanta based non-profit training organization for women. They develop female entrepreneurs through education, introduction to resources and mentorship. Christy is a serial entrepreneur with more than 17 years...

How the Wells Fargo Diverse Community Capital Program is Empowering Minority-Owned Businesses – Darrell Green & Martina Edwards

On today's show, we're pleased to welcome Darrell Green, SVP, Business Acquisition Manager and Small Business Development Leader for the Southeast U.S. at Wells Fargo. He is joined by Martina Edwards, Chief of Strategic Partnerships at Access to Capital for Entrepreneurs Inc. or ACE....

PPP Flexibility Act to Assist Small Businesses Passes in the House – Here’s What You Need to Know

On May 28, in the midst of the unrelenting COVID-19 pandemic, the House of Representatives voted 417-1 to pass a bill that offers small businesses a longer period of time to utilize their emergency loans and also ease the financial rules when it comes...

Utilizing Your PPP Loan Correctly and How to Ensure Your Keeping Proper Records – Andrew Poulos, Tax and Finance Expert

On today’s episode of The Atlanta Small Business Show we welcome back Andrew Poulos who is local tax and finance expert, CEO of Poulos Accounting and host of Financial Smarts Network. In this segment, Jim and Andrew discuss how to properly manage the money you received through...

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