Founders hear and can read a lot about bootstrapping their company versus raising investment. The fact is that most founders bootstrap their company because they don’t have a choice.  There are strategic and operational differences in running a bootstrapped company...
“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat.” -Sheryl Sandberg Picking a rocket ship isn’t as easy as the quote would make it seem. Sure, if a company raises a boatload of capital, it is at...
As a small business owner, you know that your resources can be limited. Promoting your business takes time and money, sometimes more than you have to give. Here are three ways that you can work with other small businesses...
Like all refugees, Mukhlid Shaikhil came to America in search of a better life than the one he had left behind. While Shaikhil was a talented civil engineer in Iraq, a stagnant economy and poor prospects led him to...
Kimberly Blackwell has had the kind of success most entrepreneurs dream of. As the founder of PMM Agency, she's received personal and professional recognition, landing on Ebony's 2015 Power 100 list alongside names like John Legend, Janet Jackson, Viola Davis...
According to the Small Business Administration, small businesses create two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. and produce close to half of our nation’s goods and services (non-farm private GDP) – so we know that successful...
Downtown residents and workers will soon be able to satisfy their sugar cravings at Goodies Galore, a bakery specializing in cupcakes and cakes. Goodies Galore won free retail space for a year at 267 S. Third St. through the...

Cash Flow Management

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A healthy cash flow is essential to the growth of your small business, but can sometimes be hard to manage. Dealing with slow-paying customers can create stress when it comes to paying your bills on time; establishing a healthy cash...