Barbara Davidson

Babs is a Senior Content Writer and financial guru. She loves exploring fresh ways to save more and enjoy life on a budget! When she’s not writing, you’ll find her binge-watching musicals, reading in the (sporadic) Chicago sunshine and discovering great new places to eat. Accio, tacos! 

Here are my most recent posts

Business Budget Calculator

It might seem obvious that proper budgeting is one of the keys to running a successful business. But have you considered all the different expenses you might run across? Even a well-prepared budget can get off track when unexpected costs come up. Take a look at our budget calculator below to see if there are any areas of your business’s budget that you’re overlooking. And if you think you could use some extra capital, head to our loan calculator to see what you might qualify for!

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Mobile Marketing Tips

For years, marketers were told that the number of global mobile device users would eventually surpass desktop. In 2014, that prediction came true and changed the face of marketing forever. 80% of Internet users own a smartphone.1 There isn’t a question of whether or not mobile marketing is valuable anymore — the data says it all.

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7 Business Books Every Entrepreneur Needs to Read

As a small business owner, you’ve committed substantial time and effort into the prosperity of your business. What about your own professional growth as an entrepreneur? Investing in yourself is just as lucrative to your success as an investment in your business. Take some time […]

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Big Business Ideas That Work for Small Businesses

Big or small, all businesses need growth strategies. If you want to grow your small business into a big business, you need to think big. Even if you prefer to stay small, there are big-business-based ideas that can translate into growth strategies for small businesses.

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Business Travel Tips for Before, During and After Your Trip

Domestic business travel costs businesses approximately $112 billion annually.1 For some businesses it’s a necessity, while others use it to build client relationships. Traveling for business gives you the opportunity to expand your business, meet your peers and get to know a new city! It’s no wonder businesses choose to conduct business on the road.

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8 Marketing Mistakes New Businesses Make

Small business owners have a lot of hats to wear: salesman, business strategist, customer service rep, general manager, technology support, accountant, marketing master and more. With only so many hours in a week to juggle it all, corners get cut and left behind. It’s one of the reasons why starting a business can be so challenging. No matter how many hats you wear, the responsibilities of each role are crucial to the overall success of your business, with little room for error.

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How to Maximize Review Sites for Your Business

In the Internet age, online reviews can make or break your business. Consumers aren’t limited to friends’ recommendations or co-workers’ connections; they can consult millions of opinions with a click of a button through online review sites. As a result, advertising for your business is no longer solely in your hands as the business owner. Customers now have a say in who trusts your company, regardless of the message you put out on print ads, social or other marketing mediums.

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