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10 Non Tech Startup Ideas for Businesses (Video)

Think every business idea needs to include high tech tools and complicated gadgets? Think again! There are actually still tons of non tech startup ideas for businesses that don’t involve much technology at all – even in 2016. Non Tech Startup Ideas are Still Worth Pursuing Skills that might seem a little old fashioned like woodworking, baking and even cleaning can ... Read More »

Get to Know These Key Financial Terms

There’s no shortage of small business advice about marketing, social media and inspiration to not give up, However, the small business owner must pay attention to the financial nuts and bolts of business operations. It’s the best way to make the wisest business decisions. You may encounter terms on business websites or when working with an accountant with which you are ... Read More »

Xero and Wells Fargo Unlock Financial Web for Business

Cloud-based accounting software platform provider Xero (NZE:XRO) and banking behemoth Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) just did their small business customers a huge favor. The two recently announced (PDF) in a press release the formation of a strategic relationship built around an API (application programming interface) that connects Xero’s accounting software with Wells Fargo’s servers to create a secure shared data ... Read More »

U.S. Bank and Sage Announce AP Optimizer to Streamline Invoice Payments

U.S. Bank (NYSE:USB) and Sage (LON:SGE) announced this week at Sage Summit 2016 in Chicago a new partnership that will benefit Sage customers in the U.S. and Canada. The partnership centers around the introduction of AP Optimizer, an application built by U.S. Bank that lives inside the Sage Live accounting platform. Its purpose, according to Bradley Matthews, head of Middle Market ... Read More »

Crowdfunding Publishers Rake It In, $100 Million Pledged Thus Far, Kickstarter Says

Product startups aren’t the only entrepreneurs using crowdfunding to finance their products. Crowdfunding giant Kickstarter has hit a landmark, recording $100 million in pledges to small publishers and self-publishing authors. In a blog post, the company said that “more than a million people from around the world have gotten behind over 30,000 Publishing projects on Kickstarter, helping nearly 10,000 of ... Read More »

BizEquity Partners with Equifax in a Bid to Democratize Business Valuations

What is your business worth? Do you have any idea? BizEquity, an online provider of business valuation big data, recently announced it has entered into a strategic partnership with Equifax (NYSE: EFX), an information solutions and global insights provider, to help answer this very question. The companies say they’re offering a joint business valuation service that will help small business ... Read More »

8 Ways to Protect You and Clients from Financial Fraud

The predicament unfolding at Wells Fargo where 5,300 employees were fired due to phony bank accounts opened to “boost their sales figures and make more money” is not new in the financial world. Unscrupulous practices have occurred for years in varying degrees. In 1985, a just-fired employee at a New York-based commercial bank stood in front of his former co-workers to ... Read More »

Separating Your Personal and Business Finances: Why and How

New business owners may seek to keep things simple and co-mingle their business and personal finances. This is a BIG mistake. Here’s why, and what you can to do to appropriately separate your financial activities. Why and How to Separate Your Personal and Business Finances Why Keep Finances Separate? There are important financial, legal and tax reasons to separate your ... Read More »

Looking for Funding? Here are Some Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s economy. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2½ times the national average (52 percent vs. 20 percent) and employment at women-owned firms grew at a rate 4½ times that of ... Read More »

Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting the funding she needed. Watch ... Read More »