Category: Starting a Business

How to Start and Finance a Mobile IT Support Business in 2024

If you’re great at preventing, troubleshooting and fixing IT problems, you may be able to turn your skills into your own mobile IT support business.  IT support professionals can make life a lot easier for those who don’t consider themselves tech experts— or who simply don’t have time to learn. They can help set systems up correctly from the start, or troubleshoot and fix issues when things go wrong. Here’s what you need to know about starting and financing a… Read More

Best Franchises to Own in 2024 and How to Finance One

Franchising is expected to continue to grow in 2024 according to the 2024 Franchising Economic Outlook, the International Franchise Association’s annual study in partnership with FRANdata  The number of franchise establishments will increase by more than 15,000 units, or 1.9%, to 821,000 units, according to that research. That franchise growth is expected to contribute to nearly 9 million jobs, and $545.8 billion in GDP.  Franchises allow you to own a small business with a blueprint that gets you started. But… Read More

Thinking about Opening a Bar in 2024? Here’s a Complete Guide to Getting Started in the Bar Business

The neighborhood bar is built into the fabric of many American towns and cities. If you have a passion for hospitality, and want to open a bar, you’ll be in good company. The US bar and nightclub industry includes about 40,000 establishments with combined revenue of about $24 billion annually, according to the Bar and Nightclub Industry report by Dun & Bradstreet First Research.  Here’s what you need to know about opening a bar in 2024.  State of the Bar… Read More

Brief Introduction To Business Name Generators

Choosing a creative business name is one of the first steps for any startup. Picking out a good business name is both fun— and frustrating. There are many elements that must go into choosing the perfect business name.  That’s where a business name generator can be helpful. Company name generators can help you brainstorm ideas so you can find the perfect name for your new business. Some will check domain name availability, and even help you create a logo.  We… Read More

What You Need To Know About Personal vs Business Expenses

Credit cards are a popular way to pay for purchases. They offer a convenient and safe way to pay for purchases, and rewards credit cards offer even more value when managed well.  When you’re a business owner, it can get more complicated though.  What happens if you use your business card for a personal purchase? If you can’t qualify for a business card, can you use a personal card for business expenses? What are the advantages of one type of… Read More

How Cash Flow Problems Start and How to Fix Them

“It was a lot of things. Got too big too fast.” That’s Sydney in Episode 5 of the hit TV show, The Bear, talking to a coworker about why her catering business failed.  “Wasn’t exactly liquid enough for a brick and mortar. And so running it out of my garage was…stupid. My credit got destroyed.” Sydney goes on to describe how a botched job with an important customer sent her financially fragile business into a tailspin from which it never… Read More