Category: Growing a Business

Understanding Ecommerce Fulfillment Needs and Top 5 Services

If you have an ecommerce business or a bricks and mortar business that also sells items online, you know that one of the biggest challenges (after making the sale) is getting the item your customer purchased delivered to them quickly and smoothly. You may start out with inventory in your basement, garage or spare bedroom that you hand label and ship out. Maybe at some point you get a warehouse to store inventory.  But as your small business grows you… Read More

Best Ecommerce Solutions for 2022

If you want to do business online you’ll need more than a website or social media accounts. You’ll need an online shopping solution so your customers can buy your products or services. That includes product pages so they can view what you have to offer, payment processing tools so they can make a purchase with their debit or credit cards, and shipping tools if you need to send a physical product.  Most small businesses don’t want to have to hire… Read More

How is Small Business Financial Health Attained and Maintained?

You won’t have a business without sales. But to have a truly sustainable business, you need more than just enough cash in the bank to pay your bills. Good financial health allows your business to thrive and, if you choose, continue to grow.  Here’s how to understand and improve your business’s financial health. Why Is Small Business Financial Health Important When you’re feeling healthy, everything is easier than when you’re not well. It’s the same thing when your business is… Read More

Managing Construction Cash Flow

Cash flow is the cash coming into and going out of your construction business during a specific period — and managing it well is necessary for your long-term success. A healthy cash inflow and outflow shows you have the ability to collect from customers and enough cash to cover your expenses, which is especially important in the construction industry. Often, you need to bid on the next big project even before you get paid for your last project, which makes… Read More

What Are the Benefits of Financing Your Marketing Spend?

In 2012, Dollar Shave Club spent $4,500 on a 90-second YouTube video titled “Our Blades Are F***ing Great.” Thanks to the crude tone, it went viral instantly. Forty-eight hours later, the company found itself with millions of views and 12,000 new orders. As a small business owner, you already know how powerful marketing can be. But what if you don’t have the cash flow you need to fund campaigns? The good news is that financing can help. Let’s explore how… Read More

Creating an LLC in California

When launching a new business in California, you’ll have to make the decision about what type of business structure you want to operate as. A sole proprietorship? California corporation? What about a California LLC? There are benefits to each type of business entity, but in this article, we’re going to look at the limited liability company and why it might be a good fit for you. We’ll also talk about creating an LLC in California to help you down that… Read More