12 Things You Need to Turn Your Side Hustle into a Legit Business

Over 57 million people freelanced last year, and just about half of millennials in the workforce have freelanced. What does this mean for you and your side hustle? It’s more important than ever that you stand out in a crowded marketplace. While it’s important to increase your skills to be one of the top performers in your field, there are other ways to establish yourself as a professional. While the specific niche will determine how much you’ll need to invest Read More

3 Vendors That Will Help You Build Business Credit

One of the easiest ways to start off on the right foot when it comes to business credit is to get net-30 accounts with companies that report to commercial credit agencies. But what is a net-30 account? A net-30 account is one that extends you 30 days to pay the bill in full after you have purchased products or services. Many entrepreneurs think that means getting a loan or line of credit. Those help, but not all business owners will qualify Read More

10 Tools Business Owners Can Use To Work On Their Credit

If you’ve been procrastinating when it comes to working on your credit, you’re probably in good company. Business owners often know what they need to get done; their challenge is finding the time to fit everything in. Fortunately there are tools and resources (many of them free) that can help you work this important task into your busy schedule. Here are 10 tools you can use as a business owner to work on your credit: 1. Free Credit Reports Credit Read More

The Inspirational Story Of Wendy’s Founder Dave Thomas

From High School Drop Out To Hero There’s a lot of talk about what it takes to succeed in America. Within that talk are discussions on being born on the right side of the tracks, getting a good education, and never dropping out of high school. Statistics show that those born into a stable family and finish high school on time have a much higher probability of success compared to their counterparts. But what if I showed you the story Read More

4 Cash-Crunched Ways to Work on Your Credit

If you’re more dedicated than the rest of us, you might be sticking to your January resolution to work on your credit. Unfortunately, like most things in life, it takes money to do so. Paying down debt or getting a credit card takes money in one way or another, so they may not be viable options right away. How, then, can you work on your credit when money is short? Here are four ways to work on your credit when Read More

Tired of Bad Hair After the Gym, This Entrepreneur Launched Her Growing Company

Erika Wasser is the founder of GLAM+GO, a network of salons between New York, Miami, and Los Angeles. A former on-air television personality, Wasser wanted to incorporate the fast and efficient beauty services she experienced in green rooms into her everyday life. “When I wasn’t working, I still needed that ability to get in and get out. I wanted to give the green room experience to women everywhere,” she said. Starting Out Why did you start your business? I graduated Read More

How to Sell Your Stuff at Concerts

Securing a vendor booth at a concert, or any event, can be a great way to get your business in front of wide audience, expand brand awareness, and, most importantly, generate sales. Scoring a booth at a concert isn’t always cheap, and to make the most of your time there, here are a few things you can do to attract customers and sell more of your stuff. Know Your Audience Different notes for different folks (see what I did there…). Read More

Can I Get a Business Startup Loan From the Government?

The Government, despite what the cool kids are saying, is there to help you. From Pell Grants for students to various incentives for first-time home buyers, there are options to help you out. But what about your small business? Starting your own venture is expensive, a Nav survey found that 62% of business owners used their personal savings to fund their business. To reduce the hurt and the impact on your own wallet and preserve or kick off your cash Read More

Where Can I Get My Dun & Bradstreet Rating?

Whether you’re competing for a government contract or trying to secure favorable terms for a loan, a solid Dun & Bradstreet Rating can help you take your business to the next level. As the oldest credit bureau in the US, Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) deals only in business credit and is often the go-to credit agency for the the federal government and other high volume lenders. But how do you get your D&B scores? Business credit works differently from personal Read More

How to Become a Legit Amazon Seller

Just about anyone can set up an Amazon third-party seller account these days. Provided you fall into their requirements for location, age, and ability to be paid, it’s easy to set up a store account within hours and get selling right away. Except for a few categories of products (which change frequently based on Amazon’s discretion), you can make money selling new, used, or handmade products of just about any kind. Being an Amazon seller is different from being a Read More