manage finances

4 Financial Tips During COVID: Make Your Money Work for You

Kedma Ough and Rashedia Mayhane spoke at the Survive and Thrive Summit about money tips and tools for your small business. Hosted and produced by Ramon Ray of Smart Hustle Media, the first two Summits were held in April and August 2020. The next one will be in this spring of 2021. It's free,...

business credit

Good Credit is Good For Business: Nav is Making it Even Easier to Build Business Credit

Unless you are running a business that specializes in providing financial services, dealing with your own business finances probably isn’t your favorite thing in the world to do.  One of the first financial barriers business owners face is securing capital. Female entrepreneurs, on average, have even more difficulty. But did you know that there...

Have You Checked Your Business Credit Recently? 

Business credit is so important and it's much different than personal credit. Gerri Detweiler is the Education Director at Nav and chats with Ramon Ray on the importance of business credit.  Business vs Personal Credit  Did you know your business can have its own credit report and score? What’s different about business and personal credit, is that no...

Are You A CEO or Entrepreneur? The Difference Could Save Your Business.

Last week I hosted/emceed the 3 day Small Business Leadership Conference in Orlando, Florida hosted by the Jim Moran Institute and the Florida Small Business Development Center Network. One of the many breakout sessions I attended was focused on finances and led by Octavia Conner, virtual CFO and founder of Say Yes To Profits and she...

Should You Be In Business? Maybe You Should Get A Good Job.

One of the pleasures I have in traveling the country speaking to thousands of business owners is hearing many of their challenges. Of course the desire to get more customers and keep the ones they already having buy more is ONE big challenge. However, I also hear from business owners who are FRUSTRATED in growing their...

4 Ways to Cut Business Expenses

Running a business is expensive – your insurance costs are always going up, your cost to travel via an airplane increases each year and your supplies costs always seem to rise. Small businesses are constantly being squeezed by increases in expenses, making controlling costs more important than ever. Take a look at these four...

Impact of Trump’s Tax Plan on Small Businesses from Xero Exec

The recent passage of the Republican tax bill could lead to big changes for small businesses. But some entrepreneurs are still unsure exactly which parts of the bill might have the biggest impact. So a financial professional could potentially shed some light on the specifics. Ryan Himmel is a CPA and head of financial partnerships in the...