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4 Steps to Quick Cash Injections for Your Business

4 Steps to Quick Cash Injections for Your Business

What if I told you that you could make thousands of dollars in just two weeks? It seems crazy, but it's completely plausible. It just takes a little guidance and some trust in your product to see a cash influx to take your business to the next level. I recently spoke with Amanda Goldman-Petri, the founder...

Alternative Financing Solutions to SMB Cash Flow Concerns: A Discussion with BlueVine's CEO

Alternative Financing Solutions for Small Business: A Discussion with BlueVine’s CEO

Sometimes, no matter how hard you work or how dedicated you are to your business, there are obstacles that seem like they are going to be impossible to overcome. One of those obstacles often rears its head in the form of financing. You’ve got great customers who you know will pay, but not right at...

The Truth About Ramping Up (or Winding Down) Your Seasonal Small Business

The Truth About Ramping Up (or Winding Down) Your Seasonal Small Business

Seasons change and with them so do the cash flows of many small businesses. The “small business” designation is not one-size-fits-all. If you’re the local mom & pop hardware store, your spring and summer peak season is very different than the boutique retailer down the block who thrives during the holiday. Ensuring your business has the...

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Optimize Cash Flow in 2017: Tips for Small Business Owners

With the holidays here and 2017 quickly approaching, many small businesses are forecasting their end-of-year financials and preparing for new challenges and opportunities ahead. According to Capital One’s latest Spark Business Barometer – a nationwide study of small businesses measuring financial conditions, economic perceptions, hiring plans, and other indicators of small business growth – business...

Cash Flow Part II: How to Take Charge of Your Bank

Cash Flow Part II: How to Take Charge of Your Bank Last month, in the first post of the series on Cash Flow,  I shared some important lessons I learned about finance by playing the game Monopoly. This month, I want to conclude the two-part series by sharing how to take charge of your bank...

Cash Flow Part 1: Important Finance Lessons I Learned Playing Monopoly

Cash Flow Part 1: Important Finance Lessons I Learned Playing Monopoly I moved to New York shortly after graduate school, and spent the first few years living with the obligatory cadre of roommates. One afternoon we, along with another college friend, engaged in a game of Monopoly©. I remember this game well for three reasons: first,...