What Is a Merchant Cash Advance?

If you’ve been looking for a way to get fast money to fund your business, you may have considered a merchant cash advance as an easy choice. Also called a “business cash advance,” this product is similar to a paycheck advance for consumers.

5 Steps to Start a Small Business

There are more than 28 million small businesses in the United States, making up a whopping 99.7 percent of all U.S. businesses, according to the Small Business Administration. When you consider some of the most popular reasons to start a business, including having a unique business idea, designing a career that has the flexibility to grow with you, working toward financial independence, and investing in yourself — it’s no wonder that small businesses are everywhere.

3 Tips For Creating Content That Converts

There’s a lot of competition online, and that competition grows daily. If you want to stand out, you’ve got to be doing something really special.Luckily for content creators, it’s not actually as hard as you’d think to stand out. All it takes is a little time and patience.

Tools to Help You Create a Better Small Business Plan

Creating a business plan will take you undivided time and attention, but there are business planning tools available to help streamline the process, many of them available for free. There are templates available, including a simple business plan template and a traditional business plan template. There are also many business plan tutorials available, including video business planning tutorials.

What You Need to Know About Small Business Plans

If you are thinking about starting a small business, you most likely already know what a business plan is and have heard that you need one. But do you truly understand the purpose of a business plan? Does it really matter if you have one for your small business? And how can you create a small business plan that is actually useful? The introduction and tips below will lay the groundwork for creating an effective small business plan for your new business.

3 Ideas for Epic Business

I hate to say it, but at least 95 percent of business blogs are absolute crap. In some cases, these sites fail because they’re rarely updated, but most of the time, the Achilles heel most business bloggers face is developing content that’s actually interesting to their audiences.

15 Tips to Punch Up Your Writing

Whether you’re a writing newbie or an old pro, it can never hurt to have a few more tricks up your sleeve. Whether you’re writing a press release, blog post, or marketing copy, drawing from a rich pool of writing tips is always a plus.

Commentary Should Remain the Lifeblood

At SXSW 2012 in Austin, Texas, Denton — whose media empire includes such popular blogs as Gawker.com, Lifehacker.com and Gizmodo.com — reiterated his disdain for allowing just anyone to comment on his company’s blog posts. He says comments have become so caustic and toxic of late that he’s again considering only allowing a pre-selected group of people to comment on them.