Business planning and strategy

Why franchising is a good idea even if you are happily employed

You might be perfectly content at work. Maybe you like your co-workers, your boss is a great person, the company seems to be doing really well and you are totally satisfied with your current salary.

If this describes you, than we just have one thing to say: You should join a franchise.

This may seem counterintuitive. After all, why would you leave a job you’re perfectly happy with to take a risk on business ownership? There are actually several reasons why you should do this:

1. No job is safe.

The Export-Import Bank of the United States 101: Protecting small business exporters and driving economic growth

Are you one of the 300,000 U.S.-based small businesses that export your products and services to international markets? Do you know there are ways to protect your company’s assets from non-payment by foreign buyers and to improve your cash flow? 

Need to fix your credit? Do it like a financial pro (for free) with this self-guided video series

This post originally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.

Are you looking into a small business loan? Before filling out an application, you’ll want to know whether you have a high enough credit score to qualify for financing. And if your score is not quite there yet, don’t give up — you have the power to fix your credit yourself.

Small business owners: Ask yourself these 5 essential financial planning questions to ensure you're on the right track

This post orginally appeared on the blog of our partner, CDC Small Business Finance.

If you’re a business owner, money matters are often top of mind. Is my company bringing in enough revenue? Will I have enough saved up for retirement? How much will I owe in taxes this year?

When you might need a loan

As a small business owner, you put more than your sweat and tears into your business—you also put in your own savings and risk your personal credit to get your business off the ground. Loans and other financing options may not seem viable for a startup or you may be cautious about taking on business debt, but financing your business through a loan might be the right avenue to help you expand your business. Read on to find out if you should consider a loan for your business.

FINANCE 101: CÓMO ELEGIR LA MEJOR TARJETA DE CRÉDITO PARA SU PEQUEÑA EMPRESA

Esta es la segunda publicación de una serie sobre los conceptos básicos de las finanzas de pequeñas empresas. Eche un vistazo a nuestro primer puesto en cuentas bancarias de pequeñas empresas y permanezca atento a las publicaciones futuras de esta serie que incluye información sobre contabilidad.

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