When it comes to running a small business, tackling financial decisions can be daunting and often overwhelming. Each week, we'll focus on a common financial issue bringing in an expert in the field with actionable insights and a fellow business owner who has tackled it first hand.
How Can Small Business Owners Set Aside Savings?
You may have seen interest rates before, shouting at you from a brightly colored advertisement enticing you to apply for a loan or a credit card but what exactly does APY or APR mean and...is it a good thing if those rates are low? When it comes to Vanessa Acosta’s small business, setting aside savings has meant being able to reinvest in her business, buying new equipment, and this year...hiring new employees.
Finding Balance: How to Better Manage Debt
There’s no primer on managing debt, in fact, there’s no $200 to collect as you pass “Go”. But, what if there was? There are a few good habits you can build to better manage debt from checking your credit report to seeing where you consolidate your debt. Hear from one business owner who managed his debt, and grew his business from a few farmer’s markets to hundreds, distribution through major retailers and now, nationwide shipping.
Marketing Online : How Small Businesses Are Connecting with Customers
Marketing online can be daunting, it may even sound like something only large companies have the budget to afford. By leveraging a few new tips and tools, your business can become more discoverable to future customers. Fybr Bamboo owner Kamala Allison dipped her toes into SEO last year. Hear how prioritizing marketing and eCommerce set her company on course to weather the storm of business uncertainty.
Why Profit and Loss Matters for Small Businesses
There are so many documents you need as a business owner to quantify how your business is doing throughout the year. We’ll start at the profit and loss statement then show how this connects to a balance sheet and a cash flow statement. It may sound overwhelming at first but one business owner tells us how measuring her businesses’ profit and loss was the gateway to better managing cash flow for the business as a whole.
The Basics of Pricing for eCommerce
When it comes to pricing your goods or services online, it can be tricky to offer reasonable prices and great quality while keeping your business’ health in mind. From key calculations you should keep in mind to unexpected costs like warehousing or customer service, we hear from one Atlanta based business owner who is optimizing its unisex lifestyle clothing brand for eCommerce.
What is Payroll and Why Does It Matter?
As you grow your business, hiring employees might have always seemed a part of the plan, so how did it become so complicated? You hire your first employee, maybe several, and suddenly the right deductions, forms and deadlines become crucial to operating your business. Hear from a small business owner who went from no employees to just under 100 in a short amount of time while still evoking his business’ mission.