Management, Marketing & Strategy

What Small Businesses Can Learn From Military Strategy

Success military strategy has much in common with business: the need for strong leadership, efficiency, intelligent strategy, and ambition. Here are a few important business lessons that can be learned from some of history’s most insightful military leaders. Hu-rah! Lesson…

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Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Online Presence

The Small Business Guide To Using Instagram

Instagram has 2 million monthly active users and gets 1.6 BILLION “likes” each and every day. As more and more main stream brands are joining Instagram, having a business presence there will come to be expected.  There are many worthy reasons besides “everyone else is…

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Management

5 Small Business Lessons From Popular TV Shows

TV shows are great at illustrating themes of real life; inspiring heroes and leaders, tales of success and hard work paying off, and the overarching theme of accomplishing more as a team. The next time you tune in to your…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How To Be the Star of Local Networking and Business Development Opportunities

As a small business owner, you have to wear a lot of hats. On a day-to-day basis, you may find yourself acting as bookkeeper, customer service manager, CEO, marketing strategist, or a combination of them all. One crucial responsibility of…

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Money

Raising Capital For Your Small Business: Debt or Equity?

If you need money to start or expand a business, which is the better way to do it: borrow money or bring in investors? The answer will be different for each business. Here are some factors for your consideration. What…

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Management

The Small Business Guide to Zoning Laws & Building Permits

Running a small business is not just about providing your product or service. Sure, you have to do the obvious things like stay on top of the competition, pay your bills, and thrill your customers and clients. But small business…

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Management, Trends

3 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Apple Pay

When Apple announced the rollout of Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this fall, it became clear that the mobile wallet is here to stay. Google Wallet introduced the idea in 2011, but concerns about…

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FG Philosophy & News

The Faces of Funding Gates: Meet One of Our Users!

Above: Stacy (left) and Heather (right)  It’s no secret that we love our customers here at Funding Gates. We so enjoy getting to know each user, company, and industry that we wanted to share some of them with you all!…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How to Be More Productive: What to Put off & What to Do NOW

When running a small business, your time is both incredibly valuable, and probably very packed. When your small business depends on you, it’s very important to make every minute count! If you’re like most small business owners, wondering how to…

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Small Business Online Presence

The Right To Leave Bad Reviews

As online reviews become a larger part of consumers’ lives and decision-making processes, it’s no surprise that businesses are trying to take back some of the control. But suing or fining customers for posting negative reviews is not the best…

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