What Is an LLC?

A limited liability company, or LLC, is the most common business structure adopted by small business owners in the United States. The reason small business owners choose it is due to many factors, including industry, business goals, investors and much more. Specifically, a limited liability company provides certain protections and organizational advantages that other business […]

8 Signs It’s Time to Get a New Credit Card

Choosing the wrong credit card can cost you money. You might not read the fine print before you use it and get hit for unanticipated charges. You might not have appreciated how much your credit card APR matters as you watch your balance skyrocket. Even if you’re happy with your card’s customer service, there could […]

How to Maximize Rewards Credit Cards 

Cash rewards credit cards are credit cards that come with a cash-back offer, usually as a credit on your statement or a direct deposit to your bank account. Each credit card has its own rewards rules, but most operate on a percentage or points system. Knowing how to maximize credit card rewards will allow you to […]

How Hard Is It to Get a Business Loan?

How hard is it to get a business loan? The answer is both simple and complicated: it depends. The difficulty of getting a business loan depends on a number of variables such as: The type of financing The type of business Business performance Personal credit Personal financial standing Your credentials as a business are among […]

Why Your Small Business Needs a SWOT Analysis and How to Use It

Strategic planning helps your business build a roadmap that takes it from your starting point to achieving your vision. Your business vision should be about you, your business and what you want to achieve within a set timeframe. Once you’ve crafted a vision that represents your goals, it’s time to start strategizing. A SWOT analysis […]

Best States to Start a Business

When it comes to business, not all states are created equal, and for entrepreneurs just starting out, it matters more than you may realize. Starting a business in a state that’s experiencing a decline in population, has unfavorable taxes and has an economy that’s wanting could leave you wondering why you didn’t move to a different […]

Press Release: New Study Reveals Best States for Starting a Business

LOS ANGELES, CA November 2019 — A new study from Seek Capital reveals the Best States to Start a Business, ranking all 50 states based on a detailed research methodology that considered 21 factors.  The best states for business generally have a combo of increasing working-age population, booming economies, high levels of startup activity and […]

3 Ways to Register Your Business Name

Alongside drawing up a business plan and choosing a business structure, choosing and registering your business name is one of the most essential steps in starting a business. Deciding on a name that makes sense and is aesthetically pleasing can be an ordeal in itself. The other half of it is making sure to register […]

Capital Lease vs. Operating Lease: Which Should You Choose?

When operating or starting a business, leasing can be an excellent way to get your hands on key assets, like equipment, vehicles or even office technology, without purchasing these items upfront. However, like anything involving finances and your business, you have to carefully weigh your options when it comes to leasing. Although leasing enables you […]