We’re excited to bring you the second installment of our newsletter, Straight Talk.
In this edition, we’ll teach you the importance of Business Funding + The Signs it’s Time to Apply, Why Business Credit is Key to Your Success, Trends to Keep in Mind for the new year, and more!
We’re committed to bringing you rich content every month to help you grow your business and we hope you enjoy learning with us.
Jordan Fein, CEO
8 Signs It’s Time to Apply for Small Business Funding
What does growing your business mean to you?
- Adding more/better products to your line
- Improving customer experience
- Hiring more employees
- Boosting your promotional efforts
- Expanding to a new location
One thing is for sure – growing requires working capital. Lack of cash flow is the most common problem reported by small business owners, and it can seriously halt your growth.
Check out our new blog post, 8 Signs It’s Time to Apply for Small Business Funding, to help you decide.
Trend Alert: Environmentally Conscious Buyers
What’s your business’ carbon footprint?
“Carbon footprint is historically defined as the total greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions caused by an individual, event, organization, or product, expressed as carbon dioxide equivalent.”
With the rise of issues like global warming, customers, especially younger generations, are becoming more environmentally aware and it’s directly impacting their buying behaviors.
These folks are choosing to do business with those that are in alignment with their core values and share their consciousness for the environment. They’re passing up some of the big box retailers seeking a unique shopping experience instead.
So what exactly are they looking for? Businesses that…
- Source materials from sustainable sources
- Cut down on the use of plastics + waste
- Recycle + compose
- Use local goods + resources like food from a local farm or US employees
- Have a social initiative or mission tied to purchases like buy one give one
- Use green products
Business Tip: Get ahead of the curve and think about what your business can do to address the concerns of this growing & influential population.
Build Business Credit Fast
Establishing and building credit for your business is important, but can be challenging. Check out our blog for ways you can build strong business credit and safeguard your assets.
Daylight Saving Time Reminder
Don’t forget to turn your clocks forward by 1 hour!