Houston Factoring Companies: Why Choose American Commercial Capital for Invoice Factoring?

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, to put it simply, is when a business sells its accounts receivable (invoices) to a…

Mike Winters 9.07.2021

Business Video Roundup: Product Selling, Brand Building & Harvey Recovery

Business Video Roundup: Product Selling, Brand Building & Harvey Recovery

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This week, learn how to make people really want to buy your product by focusing on the three P’s, find out how Fast N’ Loud‘s Richard Rawling went from broke to a million-dollar brand, and find out how to navigate the tricky waters of running a business with your spouse. We’ve also got some important disaster-recovery tips from the SBA…

Mike Winters 29.09.2017

Texas Is the Most Small-Business-Friendly State According to Entrepreneurs

Texas Is the Most Small-Business-Friendly State According to Entrepreneurs

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You can’t chalk this one up to simple Texas pride. For the fourth year in a row, Texas has been ranked as the state most friendly to small businesses in Thumbtack.com’s small-biz friendliness survey drawing from the opinions of nearly 18,000 entrepreneurs. Texas and Utah were the only states to earn an “A+” from small-business owners—the opposite end of the spectrum from the “F”…

Mike Winters 20.08.2015

Amazon Home Services Expansion Provides New Opportunities for Houston Businesses

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…

Mike Winters 29.07.2015

Small Business Optimism Down As Bank Loans Become Harder to Get

Small Business Optimism Down As Bank Loans Become Harder to Get

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The optimism of small-business owners has taken a bit of a dive in the second quarter of 2015. According to SCORE, lower revenues and tighter credit are the primary reasons behind this growing discouragement. With small businesses being approved for bank loans “less than half of the time,” it may be time for small-business owners to seriously consider alternate sources of funding.

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Mike Winters 8.07.2015

SBA Launches Startup in a Day Initiative to Streamline the Process of Starting a Business

SBA Launches Startup in a Day Initiative to Streamline the Process of Starting a Business

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Government red tape is one of the most frustrating hurdles for entrepreneurs starting a new business. Making sense of all the city, county, state, and federal requirements and then applying for all the necessary permits and licenses can be difficult and time-consuming. To help make this process easier on entrepreneurs, the White House and the U.S. Small Business Administration, in alliance with the…

Mike Winters 1.07.2015

Add This Book of Houston Legends to Your Summer Reading List

Add This Book of Houston Legends to Your Summer Reading List

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If you’re a Houston-based entrepreneur or business owner looking for some good summer reading, you should add Hank Moore’s new book Houston Legends: History and Heritage of Dynamic Global Capitol to your must-read list. It tells the stories of the companies, community leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs who have made this city such a rich, diverse place to live and work. It…

Mike Winters 4.06.2015

SCORE Houston Seeks Volunteers to Help Local Small Businesses

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…

Mike Winters 1.06.2015

National Small Business Week 2015 Events in Houston

National Small Business Week 2015 Events in Houston

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This week (May 4 through May 8, 2015) is the 52nd ever National Small Business Week, which celebrates America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners. Each year since 1963, the U.S. Small Business Administration has recognized and honored our country’s small-business entrepreneurs by awarding a National Small Business Person of the Year and hosting special events to celebrate and help small businesses throughout the U.S.

Mike Winters 4.05.2015

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