Morgan Blend, owner of Blends Feed and Farm Supply and a Headway Capital customer, is the definition of hard work. We had a chance to talk with Morgan about her journey from an employee to the owner of the very same retail feed store. Here’s her story: I worked at this small feed […]
We live in an age where pretty much anyone can start a business, but the odds of becoming victim to today’s harsh economy or living in the shadow of a rival business can be unfortunately high. While there are many advantages to selling online, it also comes with the risk of customers disengaging. It is […]
Any consumer who has been through the basics of “Debt 101” knows that if you take out a loan for your business (or any other purpose), you’ll have to pay back the amount you borrowed, plus interest, within a certain, pre-specified time frame. But when you dig a little deeper, the “plus interest” part of […]
In an age when we have so many demands on our time, writing off a wasted day because you couldn’t turn a bad start around can be deeply frustrating. From stubbing your toe to going through a disastrous job interview, when your mood sinks it can feel like there’s nothing that can be achieved and […]
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 for yourself and learn from the experts. Here’s a list […]
When it comes to academic achievement, intelligence is an important factor. In fact, we are often led to believe that the only way to succeed is to be blessed with an exceptional IQ. However, research has found that while intellect is a significant factor in predicting success, it is certainly not the only — or […]
The beginning of the new year is an important time for business owners to set priorities. One of the many questions that should be asked at this time is: Would borrowing extra money be beneficial to our growth? Only you and those who know your business intimately can say for sure, but considering these five […]
People start small businesses every day. Whether or not they’re successful depends on hard work, good planning and staying strong when the going gets tough.
Are you starting a business for the challenge? Have you devised a new tool or product? Or are you simply eager to have more control over your work? Whatever the reason, getting your new business started can be the hardest part. That’s why we’ve created a small guide to help you on your way to success. Read on and get ready to start your exciting journey!
‘Tis the season for holiday planning, promotional sales and thinking about your small business goals for the coming year! In the ever-moving small-business bustle, it can sometimes feel daunting to look too far ahead. Even forecasting beyond the end of the week can seem unnerving when you’re caught up in the daily operations and tasks […]
Small Business Saturday was founded in 2010 by American Express to help businesses gain customers and increase their exposure.1 Celebrated annually on the Saturday following Thanksgiving, Small Business Saturday encourages people to go out and shop small. In 2013, consumers who knew about Small Business Saturday spent a whopping $5.7 billion on small businesses in […]