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All businesses need capital to get started and/or grow, and most businesses will need to seek funding or a loan to do it. Your first options are to fund the business yourself, if you have the savings to do it, and to seek venture capital or angel investments from outside investors. If those two options don’t work for you, your next best option is to seek a business loan. How Business Loans Work Business loans work much like personal loans. You’ll receive a sum of money upfront, and you’ll eventually be required to pay that money back, with interest. There…

Few businesses can succeed without a significant injection of capital, and unless you’re already wealthy or lucratively well-funded, you’re going to need business loans and lines of credit to get by. You probably understand that your credit score will have a bearing on whether you’re able to secure these loans, and what terms you’ll get if you’re successful, but you may not realize that there’s a sharp distinction between personal credit and business credit. So what is this distinction, and how should you handle business credit differently? How Personal Credit Works It’s most effective to describe how personal credit works,…

Advances in technology have allowed more and more people to work out of the office, and from just about anywhere in the world. Whether you’re planning to rent an RV through Outdoorsy, and work from there, or erect a tent in the desert, and use that as your office, you will need to make sure you have access to some of the latest apps and programs that make it possible to work from anywhere. But what apps and programs can help you? Take a look below, and read the tech tips that could change the way you work: Use An…

Managing a business is mentally, emotionally, and sometimes physically demanding, but it’s even more demanding when you’re already dealing with a chronic illness or health condition. In addition to managing your everyday responsibilities as CEO, you’ll be making and attending appointments, suffering through chronic pain, and making accommodations for your physical limitations. With that in mind, is it even possible to keep your business alive while it’s happening? Strategies for Chronic Illness Management If you’ve already started a business and a chronic illness has set in, you should start by employing the following strategies to improve your chances of success:…

Instagram has a user base of more than 80 million daily and 400milliom monthly. This is an excellent platform for companies that yearns to expand the reach of their brands. It’s therefore easy to draw followers through appealing visuals both useful and wrong types of audiences who lead to a flop of your brand. Adhering to the laid down rules for Instagram contests may save your deposits of time and efforts that may otherwise be drained upon violation of Instagram’s policies. Instagram is Entirely Visualization Your contest graphics should be well designed with a defined theme. Ideally, you can pick…

The internet has changed the rules of branding. A plethora of digital tools and technologies allow any company to engage with a global audience. But, the competition is stiff and making your brand stand out, especially in the early stages, is a colossal task, to say the least. In this highly digital, highly-competitive age, you need to create a brand that is relatable, authentic, and recognizable if you want to succeed. Even the slightest mistake can cost your company dearly. Sure, you can always polish your online presence, but your company will benefit more if you get it right the…

There are many things that an online reputation management company can do for you, one of which is to ensure that, if your brand does come under attack, the damage is as low as possible. One of the key ways they do this, is by putting you in control of the narrative. You have to be realistic in the world of the internet, which means accepting that you can’t control what people say. But you can encourage them to say it to your face instead of behind your back. This is what an online reputation management company will try to…

Although technology has advanced many different industries in recent years, some always seem to be lagging behind the curve. This is largely because there’s been an old-school way of doing things in these industries, and many of the leaders at the top are hesitant about implementing technology. Read on to learn more about how these industries work and how technology may help to revolutionize them in the coming years. Health Care Although healthcare has marginally moved forward with the implementation of electronic health records, there is still plenty of opportunities advances in insurance to do things even better. For example, applications…