‘Like Vultures’: Business Owner Explains How He Escaped MCAs

This article  is written by Benjamin Pimentel and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission.   Len Rogers’ business, the Electric Bicycle Super Store, was growing fast — so fast that he decided to move into a much bigger space. It seemed like a necessary step in expanding his operations, but he didn’t realize that…

Personal Finance Tips for Entrepreneurs

This article originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission. By Heather Castle, CFP Learn more about Heather on NerdWallet’s Ask an Advisor  As entrepreneurs, many small-business owners are comfortable taking risks. But their business is often their biggest asset, as well as the largest source of their household’s income, which means it’s especially important…

Money Tips for Young Entrepreneurs

This article  is written by Dmitriy Fomichenko and originally appeared on NerdWallet and is shared with with permission.   Learn more about Dmitriy on NerdWallet’s Ask An Advisor Entrepreneurs have to wear many hats. One of their key responsibilities is to understand and properly manage their business’s finances. But they must also be careful with how they…

New Year’s Resolution: Monitor Your Credit Score

As we move into 2017, many of us are thinking of ways we can improve our small businesses finances and personal finances.  One tool to help you expand your capacity to access capital, grow your business, and achieve more financial success is to build up your credit score.  Luckily, there are some easy-to-access tools to…

JPMorgan Chase expands their Small Business Forward program

Earlier this fall, JPMorgan Chase announced an expansion of their Small Business Forward program, more than doubling their commitment to $75 million, focused on supporting women, minority and veteran-owned small businesses with access to capital, technical support and guidance.  This includes a $1.9 million grant to the Association for Enterprise Opportunity (AEO) to support its…

Shop Small: Holiday Gift Guide 2016

As you shop for holiday gifts, consider choosing to #shoplocal for some of your gifts.  Buying local has a big impact on our neighborhoods and communities: More tax revenue, for community services like education, road repair, and more, stays in our communities when you shop local Local nonprofits receive 250% more support from local businesses…