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Alternative Funding Options | Cheryl O’Neill Gowen

When To Find A New Bank

Small business owners and banks endure a love-hate relationship since one needs the other to thrive. Small businesses not only need access to capital financing, but they also need a secure place to keep their earnings. Banks need small business […]

Inventory Financing

With working capital still difficult to access through traditional channels such as banks and savings and loans companies, business owners are taking a fresh look at alternative methods of financing. One way to keep operational capital flowing is to evaluate […]

Why a Business Needs a Business Plan

Business planning may be arduous, but skipping this step can leave you uninformed about your firm’s place in the market. The type of information gathered during the planning process can help you foresee potential risks and develop strategies for dealing […]

Six Things You Can Outsource to Grow Your Business

Maybe you’ve got mixed feelings about outsourcing. As a business owner, you realize two things. One, in America outsourcing is still a dirty word. Two, it’s also critical to modern business. Regardless of how you feel about it, outsourcing is […]

How to Increase Sales in a Competitive Market

For 30 years now, the positions that I held required me to do sales. Even as a small business owner, I am responsible for the sales that are generated for my company. The sales profession moves faster than ever today. […]

The Top 10 Reasons Why Small Businesses Fail

Why do some businesses succeed when others fail?  While it may seem to be a matter of luck, in reality there are common mistakes that kill many small businesses before they ever get off the ground.  Give your startup a […]

Ten Ways to Improve Your Customer Service

In the recent months while out shopping, dining or having a service performed, I was surprised at the lack of customer service that was provided.  In some instances it was so bad that it made me not want to visit […]