How to Show Your Business Some Love This Valentine’s Day

Love it or hate it, the holiday of hearts is nearly here, and even if you don’t plan on spending it with a special someone, there’s a special something in your life that deserves some TLC: your business. It’s easy to get lost in the day-to-day minutia that fills the work week, but if you don’t take the time to show your business some love, then you run the risk of missing valuable opportunities to nurture and grow your business. Read More

8 Financial Habits to Break Up With This Valentine’s Day

Numerous factors come into play when running a successful business. The most important factor, however, isn’t a strong work ethic or easy access to caffeine — it’s smart financial management. Your money-making and spending habits can propel your business forward or drag it down. Good financial habits translate to higher profits and improved growth potential, while bad habits can result in wasted resources and stalled plans. If you want to run a successful, sustainable operation, here are eight bad financial Read More

Nav’s Business Grant 2nd Place Winner: Body Water LLC

Founded in 2009 in St. Johns, Florida, Body Water LLC is the brainchild of veteran Sherman Williams. After seeing fellow service members struggle with hydration while deployed, Williams took the steps to create a product to help others stay hydrated. Body Water is the second place winner in this round of Nav’s Small Business Grant, and took the time to answer some questions about their business. The Business What makes your business unique/different? I have created the healthiest functional beverage Read More

Nav’s Business Grant 3rd Place Winner: Island Vibez Grill

Established in Fort Lauderdale, Florida since 2015, Island Vibez Grill is a food truck owned and operated by Joyce and Yves Francois. With persistence and with their delicious recipes, they’re establishing a strong business and fulfilling their dream. They are also the third-place winner in this round of Nav’s Small Business Grant. They took the time to answer some questions about their business for Nav. The Business Why did you start the company? We started our company because we wanted Read More

What to Know About Supplier Financing

Businesses can find many ways to stretch their budget and free up capital. The most popular for those who sell goods, however, is with supplier financing. What is it? How can it lead to growth in your company? Here are a few of the most important things to know about this type of funding. What to Know About Supplier Financing What Is It? Let’s start with the basics and define the term “supplier financing.” It’s also known as “supplier credit” Read More

How to Choose the Right Credit Card Rewards for Your Business

The best business credit cards offer more than just great rewards. But the better a card’s rewards program fits your expenses and preferences, the more value you can squeeze out of it over time. The more you know about how credit card rewards work and what different cards have to offer, the easier it will be to pick the right one for your business. Types of credit card rewards programs Depending on where you look, there are a few types Read More

5 Tips to Get Your Business Off to a Strong Start

Starting a business is quite an undertaking. You need an idea and gumption enough to bring it to life. Of course, it takes more than an idea and gumption. Time, energy, and funding all factor in as well. Let’s say you’ve got the idea, the gumption, the time, the energy, and enough funding to kick things off. Here are five things that are going to make all the difference as you get started: 1. Do the things that are free Read More

How This Entrepreneur Made Monday the Happiest Day for Employees

Shaun Savage is the founder and CEO of GoShare, a company that considers itself “your friend with a truck.” GoShare connects truck and van owners with businesses and people who need help with moving or delivering on demand. Currently, the company offers services in 12 markets across the country. GoShare is growing fast and looks forward to helping more people with moving and delivery. Starting Out Why did you start your business? My background was mostly in sales and marketing. Read More

5 Best Business Credit Cards for Real Estate Agents & Investors

Whether you invest in real estate or work to help others find the perfect home, having a good credit card can help you get rewarded for your everyday business expenses. Every real estate business is different, however, so there’s no one best card for everyone, especially because agents and investors tend to have different types of expenses. To help you find the best credit card for your business, we’ve put together a list of our top choices based on how Read More

Help! I Don’t Have the Cash To Pay My Business Taxes

It was my first year of being self-employed, and the first time I had filed taxes as a business owner, rather than an employee. Days before my tax return was due, I received a call from my accountant informing me I owed the IRS around $6000. He may as well have said $600,000; it was an enormous sum to me and I immediately went into panic mode, trying to figure out where I’d drum up that kind of cash. If Read More