8 Great Sources of Financing for Women Starting a Business

8 Great Sources of Financing for Women Starting a Business

Fledgling female-owned firms should look into these options — and steer clear of two others Four years ago, Linda Waitkus quit her job as store manager for a Bloomingdale’s near Washington, D.C., to open Great Dogs of Great Falls, an 1,800-square-foot pet shop with grooming services in Great Falls, Va. By Kerry Hannon, Money & Work Expert, www.nextavenue.org When I stopped by to interview her recently, I was impressed to discover that Waitkus, now 57, made all the…

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Where to Find the Best Small Business Loans for Women

Where to Find the Best Small Business Loans for Women

There has never been a better time to be a woman in business – and research is backing that up. According to a study conducted by Dow Jones, venture-backed companies with women in the C-suites are more likely to succeed than companies with all-male leadership. After studies like this, it’s easy to see why more and more investors are looking to throw their financial resources behind female business leaders. In fact, there’s been a veritable explosion…

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The Best Paying Work-At-Home Jobs

The Best Paying Work-At-Home Jobs

Across age groups and job categories, demand is growing for good-paying work that can be done right from home. Nervous about falling 401ks, boomers hope to continue earning income without the hours or stress of office life. Gen Xers, often caring for elderly parents or young children, are thirsty for flexibility. And younger cohorts are attracted to “free agency” more than ever. By Jenna Goudreau, FORBES STAFF, www.forbes.com “There’s less willingness today to be a cube-dweller or lifetime…

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Facebook Marketing Tips: The Best Advice, Tried-and-Tested

Facebook Marketing Tips: The Best Advice, Tried-and-Tested

As we work together to figure out the Facebook News Feed and to find organic ways to boost reach and engagement, we’re bound to come across a flood of tips on how to get more out of our pages and updates. There’s a ton of advice out there. Where should you begin? Which Facebook marketing tips work best? I tested the best ones to find out. By Kevan Lee, blog.bufferapp.com Read below to see which tips and strategies worked best for the…

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16 Effective Facebook Marketing Strategies for Businesses

16 Effective Facebook Marketing Strategies for Businesses

You probably know that Facebook is the number one social media platform, which most people use. Apart from the fact that we are using it for chatting with our friends or sharing the things we love such as photos, videos, or even document files, some people especially business owners use it as their number one source of traffic and sales and a spot for branding. By: Roel Manarang, roelmanarang.com Facebook has become one of the best…

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How to Use Facebook to Sell Your Products and Services

How to Use Facebook to Sell Your Products and Services

Have you leveraged the power of Facebook to sell your products and services? Or maybe you’ve wondered if you should start a store on Facebook… Many businesses are using Facebook to sell. Check out these three ways your business can leverage a Facebook page to sell products and make it easier for your customers to buy from you. By Christian Karasiewicz, www.socialmediaexaminer.com #1: Create a Seamless Store Experience on Facebook With a Landing Page App Before you start…

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Ways to Cash Out of Your Business

Ways to Cash Out of Your Business

Selling a business isn’t simple, but most entrepreneurs have more options than they realize. Taking the wrong approach could have serious financial consequences for both the entrepreneur and the company. So it pays to know the pros and cons of several ways to cash out and to think carefully about which is the right fit for your business and you. guides.wsj.com An outright sale is probably the simplest way to exit a business. This approach…

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When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Business? It Might Be Now!

When Is The Right Time To Sell Your Business? It Might Be Now!

Many business owners have the mistaken idea that retiring from their business will be a relatively simple process – they’ll just find a buyer when they’re ready to retire and live off the proceeds of the sale for the rest of their lives. In an ideal world, this would be true. Unfortunately, the reality is much different. Except in rare circumstances, business owners cannot simply pick an age at which they want to sell or…

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Before The Sale: Tax Planning For Business Owners

Before The Sale: Tax Planning For Business Owners

As the baby boomers age, we are witnessing what many have described as the largest transfer of wealth from one generation to another. Much of the wealth is in the form of closely-held, often family, businesses; and the owners of these businesses will typically sell their companies with the hope that the proceeds from the sale will support them and their families for years to come. What they often do not appreciate is the significant…

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Built to Sell — Making Your Company Sellable

Built to Sell — Making Your Company Sellable

Turning your muse into a sellable company I’m going to define a “sellable business” as one that is not dependent on you to thrive. For anyone to want to buy it, your business has to be valuable even after you’ve left. I’m also going to assume you have a muse up and running. If not, refer back to Tim’s advice for creating a muse in The 4-Hour Workweek. By Tim Ferriss, fourhourworkweek.com The first step in turning…

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