Author - Jamie Frayer

cash flow woes

5 Ways to Mitigate Cash Flow Woes

Cash crunches are a fact of business life. Clients drag their feet in paying you. Vendors want their money. And now COVID-19 means that even businesses who may have weathered those ups and downs relatively unscathed in the past are having trouble mitigating cash flow woes. While there are no simple answers for every business,...

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A Key to Entrepreneurial Success: Finding Your Third Place

How important could a barbershop be? John Merrick rose from slavery to found the North Carolina Mutual Life Insurance Company, one of the largest black-owned businesses in the United States. In the process, he helped to create a culture in early twentieth-century Durham so entrepreneurial that it became known as the “Black Wall Street.” Eight hundred...

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People Want In on the Junk

Josh Cohen, founder, and CEO of Junkluggers took a “garbage” idea and turned it into a business that’s booming. Starting a business is challenging, and when it’s a niche business, those intricacies become even more complex. Josh faced this challenge head-on when he took the mainstream offering of hauling junk and made it environmentally...

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Two Financing Options for Every Stage of Business

Money is always at a premium for small business owners. Between cash flow issues, new opportunities, repairs, or just starting out, there almost always seems to be an emergency or a reason to need more cash. Fortunately, there are options available at any stage of the business life cycle. Two Financing Options for Startups 1. Crowdfunding One...

USA TODAY

Transform Your Marketing Strategy with LOCALiQ

Ramon Ray caught up with Paras Maniar, President of USA TODAY Network Marketing Solutions Team. USA TODAY Network is a group of over one hundred separate, individual, historical legacy news organizations and sites across the country that serve local communities--everywhere from Abilene, Texas, to Nashville, Tennessee. Their network touches nearly 125 million audience members...