All articles tagged Businesses (page 20)

“How to Build Business Credit” — 7 Expert Recommendations to Build Credit Fast

“How to Build Business Credit” — 7 Expert Recommendations to Build Credit Fast

My business means just about everything to me. It's what gets my blood pumping and has me jumping out of bed in the morning. It's my passion and has been from the moment the idea for it popped into my head. Generally speaking, as with all good ideas -- if you decide to do something with your idea -- it will require some financial backing to get it off the ground. I quickly realized when starting out that it really was true; you had to spend money to make money, but the challenge was... read more »

Music to Your Ears: How Licensing Tunes Through ASCAP Can Help Keep Your Customers in the Buying Mood

Music to Your Ears: How Licensing Tunes Through ASCAP Can Help Keep Your Customers in the Buying Mood

In a Nutshell: Studies have illustrated the psychological effect of background music on consumers and how business owners can use it to influence buying habits. However, songwriters and music publishers need to be compensated for their work. That’s where the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers comes in. A professional membership organization run by songwriters and publishers that operates as a nonprofit, ASCAP distributes licenses to businesses who seek the legal... read more »

How Mindjet™ Mind Mapping Software Can Help You Improve Your Budget, Manage Projects & Simplify Business Planning

How Mindjet™ Mind Mapping Software Can Help You Improve Your Budget, Manage Projects & Simplify Business Planning

In a Nutshell: The mind is a messy place, and no two are quite alike. While great for invention and creativity, the differences in the way we think can make it difficult to communicate, especially when dealing with complex ideas. MindManager software from the Mindjet team at Corel goes well beyond mind mapping to help companies simplify planning and become better aligned. Allowing teams to collaboratively plan and manage projects, MindManager has an easy-to-use interface and... read more »

More Than Just a “To Do” List — Trello Helps Consumers and Businesses Stay Organized and On Top of Finances

More Than Just a “To Do” List — Trello Helps Consumers and Businesses Stay Organized and On Top of Finances

In a Nutshell: Trello is an online platform designed to help individuals and companies stay organized. From projects to finances, Trello’s boards are completely customizable to suit a wide array of needs. With the use of cards and lists, the help of plug-ins, and app integration, Trello provides a turnkey solution that allows users to simplify processes by keeping tasks in one centralized location. Signing up is free, but the platform also offers Gold and Business Class upgrades at... read more »

Payline Data: Improving Ecommerce for Businesses with Transparent Credit Card Processing & Charitable Contributions

Payline Data: Improving Ecommerce for Businesses with Transparent Credit Card Processing & Charitable Contributions

In a Nutshell: Payline Data provides mobile, online, and in-store payment processing solutions on a clear, interchange-plus pricing model with no hidden fees, helping businesses keep more of the revenue they earn. Seeking to help its clients better perform, Payline offers analytical tools, 24-hour support, and a soon-to-be-released customizable API to improve the way businesses transact online and off. In addition to donating a portion of the fees it earns, Payline awards larger grants... read more »

CardFellow: Helping Businesses Choose a Credit Card Processor with Transparent Comparisons and Savings of Up To 40%

CardFellow: Helping Businesses Choose a Credit Card Processor with Transparent Comparisons and Savings of Up To 40%

In a Nutshell: What began as a simple blog to answer credit card processing questions has become an interactive marketplace for small business to compare, apples to apples, processing rates and fees. CardFellow was founded to be an advocate for businesses by tying processing companies to legally binding contracts to ensure lower rates and better customer service. With plans to expand its detailed reviews and offer additional tools, CardFellow wants to help businesses make informed... read more »

Financing Business Using Credit Cards (18 Expert Picks)

Financing Business Using Credit Cards (18 Expert Picks)

Using a credit card to finance a small- to medium-sized business can be a great idea for someone who understands how to do it properly and meets these criteria: doesn't need more than $50,000 cannot secure a traditional business loan doesn't have the necessary collateral for an SBA loan wants to take advantage of the rewards a credit card can offer There are many advantages to using a credit card over a bank loan, as well as risks, but any way a large sum of money is... read more »