Getting Ready for “Back to School”

Ring ring! I can’t believe I’m already saying this, but it’s almost time for the back to school rush! It seems like just yesterday we were shipping…I mean sadly handing the kids over to camp for the summer. Now the homework-less days are almost over once again. For ecommerce sellers this almost always means huge … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Dust Off Your Business Plan

What’s the (business) plan, Stan? If you haven’t taken a look at your business plan in a while, it’s horribly out of date. There are a ton of things that need to be changed that would drastically alter the way you do business. Even if you reviewed your business plan last week there may still … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Write Down Realistic Expectations and Goals

Part of spring cleaning involves strategy: you don’t just grab a broom or piles of boxes and start tossing stuff willy-nilly. You need to figure out where you’re going to put everything and in what order. The same goes for spring cleaning in your business. After all, you had a business plan when you started, … Continue reading

Spring Cleaning: Review Your Vendors. Can You get Better Terms?

When it comes to your business, your ultimate financial goal is to be in the black as much as possible. Your profit margin can sometimes literally be the difference between closing up shop or making it another year. So naturally you want as much profit in the books as you can get. One thing going … Continue reading

How to Evaluate “Green” Claims

In a way, you could say Green is the new Black. Environmental responsibility is the rage with everyone from your average house owner to huge corporations. Many companies even give discounts when you can prove that you’ve “gone green.” And therein lies the problem. If you want to support green companies, you want them to … Continue reading

Holiday Promotions: Not Just for Christmas Anymore!

Did you know there are other holidays other than the winter ones? It’s true! However, you probably wouldn’t realize it reading it most business and ecommerce blogs. Most only focus on those few fun days at the end when companies are tearing out their collective hair trying to get as much money out of shoppers … Continue reading

Kabbage Testimonials: Jack from Trainbargains.com!

Kabbage helps Jack, with Trainbargains.com, grow his toy train business. Jack started his business with $100 cash.  When Jack reached the limit on his credit cards, he needed another source for cash. Kabbage has provided him the cash flow he needs to expand his inventory and hire seasonal help. Take a look at his video!

Kabbage Testimonials: Nabeel from 360 Mobile Solutions!

Kabbage helps this Chicago-area business owner snag great business deals, at lower costs, by providing him with quick cash. Nabeel, with 360 Mobile Solutions, likes how Kabbage looks at their actual sales record and history, sales volume and revenue and is able to make fact-based decisions quickly.  Not only does Kabbage help save his business … Continue reading

Kabbage Testimonials: Cynthia of 2 Flying Stews

Kabbage helps Cynthia with 2 Flying Stews, purchase inventory at great deals. Cynthia, of 2 flying Stews, used to miss opportunities to purchase inventory at great deals.  Now, she does not have to worry about not having the cash available to take advantage of those quick deals.  When Cynthia needs to make a quick purchasing … Continue reading

Financial News Year’s Resolutions

Happy New Year! With each January 1st there comes a nickname for the year – though we haven’t really picked one for 2012 yet.  I mean what rhymes with twelve? Shelve? “It’s 2012, let’s get ready to shelve” just doesn’t roll off the tongue very well. Of course the other thing rolling around again is … Continue reading