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5 Important Reasons to Separate Your Business and Personal Finances

Let’s set the scene. You’ve got your business idea, you’ve started bringing in clients, created your website, and you’re set up for success…or are you? While things pick up, room for error and disorganization can begin to increase. When it comes to your business finances, you aren’t the only business owner who may be forgetting one...

How introverts can make an impact

Introverts Can Be Great Speakers. Engagement Is a Must, Not Loud.

Yes, Ramon is loud. An "extrovert". Often the first to raise his hand. Rarely embarrassed. He's NOT an introvert. Audiences around the world talk about how "high-energy" he is. One of the questions I'm often asked by introverts is, "How can I be a great speaker and still be an introvert". Great question. You can't be me, Ramon. I...

Inventory woes

Too Much Inventory Can Harm Your Business – 10 Tips

Running a business successfully takes accurate planning and forecasting. It’s normal to have the number of clients you service fluctuate over time and for business to come in surges and spurts. Some industries are busier at specific times of the year and find recurring downtimes that fit predictable patterns. In others, however, what’s hot one...

Tax Credits

Using Tax Credits As Revenue for Your Business

Starting a business can be overwhelming. There’s filing for licenses and permits; figuring out how to classify both the business and employees; writing a business plan and more. It’s enough to make an entrepreneur’s head spin. What does the new generation of business owners need to know about starting a business? Submitted by Doug Ludlow,...

Ramon's Content Creation Tips

Ramon’s 6 Content Creation and Amplification Tips

Use content to close the trust gap Listen to the accompanying PODCAST here. First recorded live on Clubhouse. Smart Hustle Small Business Podcast · Ramon's 6 Content Creation and Marketing Tips The more people trust you the more they'll want to buy from you or refer business to you. John Jantsch talks about the power of "know, like...

Small business owners - recession fighting

Let A Recession Make You Stronger. Advice from Fundbox CFO.

Covid was bad. Like really bad. However, it also made many of us stronger. Businesses that were not harnessing technology the way they should, harnessed it better. Businesses who didn't hone in on their customers honed in much better. Marten Abrahamsen, CFO of FundBox says that small business resiliency can help us weather these...

Self Made Boss - Books Review

Small Innovations Can Make Big Results New Book from Square Execs

  The book, Self-Made Boss is your roadmap to help you start, grow and eventually if you wish, sell your business. Lauren Weinberg, CMO of Square, and Jackie Reses, Luna Financial Group and former Square excec, teamed up to put together a book which is a "soup to nuts" guide for aspiring and existing small business...

Ginger Siegel

Mastercard Exec On Black Female Founders and Digitization and Automation

Black female founders get some of the least funding for their business. Ginger Siegel, who heads Mastercard's small business in North America wants to change that. Her passion is authentic. Listen to our podcast here Smart Hustle Small Business Podcast · Digitize and Automate - Tips from Mastercard Exec Watch the video interview here Grants and Investments This "do...

Accounting Principles

Three Accounting Tips Your Business Must Follow

There are so many ways to operate a successful business, and nobody’s method is inherently better than anyone else’s. However, if you understand a few basic accounting best practices, your success will be a heck of a lot easier to achieve. To ensure your business operates as efficiently and effectively as possible, consider the...