Houston Factoring Companies: Why Choose American Commercial Capital for Invoice Factoring?
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If you are a Houston-based entrepreneur who has been searching for ways to improve your business cash flow and get the capital you need to grow, chances are you’ve come across a dozen Houston factoring companies who all claim to be the answer to all your problems. Invoice factoring is when a business sells its accounts receivable (invoices) to a third-party company at…
Amazon Home Services Expansion Provides New Opportunities for Houston Businesses
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Last week, Amazon announced that it had expanded the number of providers and services offered by Amazon Home Services in several areas of the country, including Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston. For those who don’t know, Amazon Home Services allows customers to hire local contractors and service providers directly on Amazon.com—everything from plumbers to interior designers. This expansion could prove to be an opportunity for…
Weekly Roundup: 4 Must-See YouTube Videos for Entrepreneurs (July 10, 2015)
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In this week’s video roundup, discover why your business could benefit from sharing information with competitors, why you shouldn’t stop comparing yourself to other people, and how to take the shame out of self-promotion. Plus, Gary Vaynerchuk answers a slew of questions from entrepreneurs, including what do when you have too much business. Not a bad problem to have, really.
Pedro M. Gardete: Should…
Can Your Business Weather the Storm? The Five P’s of Preparedness
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With Tropical Storm Bill headed for the Texas coast, Houston may find itself underwater yet again very soon. We can only hope that it passes quickly without doing much damage. Whether or not this proves to be a big one, however, this is a good opportunity to determine if your business is prepared to weather a storm. According to the U.S. Department of Labor,…
Facebook Is Giving Away Bluetooth Beacons to Businesses (And Why You Might Want One)
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If you operate a business with walk-in traffic, Facebook has just officially launched a feature that may be beneficial to your business and your customers. It’s called Place Tips, which Facebook began testing with select businesses earlier this year. Place Tips aims to give people more information about your business while they’re shuffling around your store or restaurant, thereby increasing traffic and engagement on…
SCORE Houston Seeks Volunteers to Help Local Small Businesses
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Small businesses are the backbone of America’s economy. They are certainly the backbone of the Texas economy, where over 390,000 small businesses employ over 4 million workers. That’s why it’s important to support the small-business community any way you can. And SCORE Houston is looking for volunteers to do just that. Whether you’re a current or former small-business owner, an active or retired business…
Is Your Business Prepared for Hurricane Season? 4 Resources You Need to Know
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The Atlantic hurricane season begins on June 1, so it’s essential that small-business owners are aware of the potential risks associated with very bad weather. And hurricanes can be very, very bad. In 2012, Hurricane Sandy caused over half of all businesses in its path to close up shop for some amount of time and lose a significant amount of sales and revenue. Some…
3 Inspirational TED Talks for Small-Business Owners & Entrepreneurs
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Ideas worth spreading. That’s what TED Talks are all about. There have been hundreds of TED Talks on a wide array of topics by an astonishing range of speakers—from Bill Clinton to Bono—and many of them are surprisingly applicable to the entrepreneurial life. Here are three terrific TED Talks that every entrepreneur or small-business owner should watch.
Simon Sinek: How Great Leaders Inspire Action…
What Are the Keys to Small-Business Success? (Infographic)
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Most small businesses started in the U.S. never live to see their five-year anniversary. Despite this distressing fact, 68% of small-business owners believe their businesses are operating at a successful level. Optimism in the face of tremendous odds is a powerful entrepreneurial trait—and one that can help keep failure at bay and success on the horizon.
Intuit created this enlightening infographic that looks…