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5 Small Business Funding Mistakes Defeating Your Dreams

Are your misconceptions about crowdfunding and small business funding defeating your dreams? I’ve been working with business owners on their plans to raise money through crowdfunding and alternative finance for a few years and thought I had heard all the business funding misconceptions most popularly held. I was wrong. Polling business owners with Manta ahead of the March 19th Webinar on … [Read more...]

An All-in-One Small Business Accounting Solution that Actually Works

Xero accounting software can handle your small business accounting, inventory and taxes in one manageable solution I’ve been keeping some form of small business records since 2003, first starting with just small freelance gigs and transitioning to a full-time side hustler in 2013. It’s been a long road and one of the biggest problems has always been keeping the books straight. I’m an … [Read more...]

QuickBooks Online Review: Get Your Business Organized and Profitable

Intuit has upgraded its QuickBooks Online accounting software, making it a strong resource for keeping your small business organized I’m an old school Excel guy and have always just kept my own books in a simple spreadsheet. So I was a bit skeptical when a blogger friend told me I needed to review Quickbooks Online accounting software. I’ve already got Excel, so why do I need accounting … [Read more...]

The Best Crowdfunding Social Media Tools for Small Biz Campaigns

A social media campaign is critical to small biz and crowdfunding success. Check out these three crowdfunding social media tools to make it easier. Despite the common misconception, there is no ‘crowd’ in crowdfunding. Running a successful crowdfunding campaign means reaching out through social media tools and bringing people to your campaign page. Creating your own buzz through social media … [Read more...]

How to Use Peer Small Business Loans to Jumpstart Your Dream

Peer lending has emerged as a great source for small business loans and the first step in funding your dream business This post is the third in our series on the small business funding process and part of our complete book on starting a business, From Zero to Business. The traditional system of bank loans and big money investors never really worked that well for most entrepreneurs and has broken … [Read more...]