Did you know that there are over 30 million small businesses in the U.S. alone? That makes up over 99.9% of all businesses according to the U.S. Small Business Administration! If you’re thinking about making the leap into entrepreneurship, now may be the perfect time. Before you get started, make sure you fully understand your market, have a great business plan, and can get the funding you need to tie it all together. Lucky for you we’ve created this perfect three-step plan to start you out on the right foot, and set you up for entrepreneurial success!
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So, you’re ready to start your very first business venture. Terrific! Before you start buying inventory and hiring employees, you need to create a well thought-out business plan. What is a business plan, you say? It’s basically a roadmap or an outline for how you will structure, manage, and grow your business to success. There are so many ways to write a great business plan, but the U.S. Small Business Administration recommends you include eight key areas (nine with an appendix). Ready to get started? Super! Let’s jump on in!
The executive summary should be a brief overview of ...Read More
Feeling blue? Workplace loneliness is becoming a serious problem across the country. We spend approximately 1/3 of our lives working. If you’re an entrepreneur, that number may easily double. Loneliness itself can lead to a lack of productivity, creativity, and decision making abilities. It makes employees far more likely to get sick, and increases absenteeism. In other words, loneliness at work is costing you money and directly affecting your bottom line. Loneliness may be felt individually, but the ramifications directly affect your company’s ability to succeed. It is critical to tackle the issue of loneliness and cultivate a workplace ...Read More
Have you considered how your workplace culture impacts the success or failure of your small business? Positive cultures are breeding grounds for employee engagement, productivity, and success. Conversely, a negative culture of stress and fear can have a direct impact on your company’s sales and profitability. At BizLender, we believe that kindness is contagious. As Gary Vaynerchuk says, “kindness is the ultimate strength.” So why not add a little positivity to your business, today?
It takes very little effort to positively impact someone’s day. A simple act of kindness has the power to boost performance, elevate mood, and even make ...Read More
So, you’ve decided to start your own business. Hooray! You get to be your own boss. Set your own hours. Work from home. Heck, work in your pajamas if you want to! But there are some deep, dark secrets that nobody tells you about entrepreneurship…Just kidding! There are some hard truths, however, that you’ll want to embrace before you make the leap into small business ownership.
“Patience is a virtue, and I’m learning patience. It’s a tough lesson.” – Elon Musk
Rome wasn’t built in a day, and neither is a business. If you’re lucky, you might see a ...Read More