Banking and Finances

Small Business Lending Beyond The Bank

June 19, 2013

Small business owners know that banks aren’t always there for them. They often see an opportunity to grow their business that requires cash on hand now — but banks aren’t always willing or able to provide [...]


4 Banking Tips for New Small Businesses

May 7, 2013

As an entrepreneur, you’re always hustling to get to keep your business successful, so it can be easy to overlook some of the most important elements of your operations. Every small business owner will need [...]


Tips and Tricks

MCC Makes It Easy to Fund Your Small Business ASAP

April 22, 2014

Merchant Cash & Capital (MCC) made waves with the release of its ASAP (Automated Submission and Pre-approval) system last year. ASAP has helped significantly reduce the duration of the submission-to-funding process, making it easy for small businesses to [...]


25 Apps for Small Business Owners

May 14, 2013

Running a small businesses is no simple task. Fortunately, technology is there to help us. We’ve gone out and gathered a few of the best applications and programs (in no particular order) to help run [...]


News and Current Events

Earth Day: Ten Outstanding Eco-Conscious Businesses

April 9, 2013

As Earth Day approaches, we at NerdWallet decided to call attention to some outstanding eco-conscious businesses.  Learn about how these business create their sustainable products and the measures they take to reduce their environmental impact. [...]


Tax Credit for Clean Energy Manufacturers

February 7, 2013

The Energy Department announced that $150 million will be available this year in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits.  These are available for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects based in the United States. Established [...]



Small Business Grant Interview Series: VinniBag

March 5, 2013

Elizabeth Scarbrough recently won a Chase & Living Social Mission: Small Business grant, giving her $250,000 with which to expand her environmentally-conscious travel accessory business, VinniBag.  She shares with us how she won this extremely [...]


Small Business Grant Interview Series: Used Cardboard Boxes

February 15, 2013

Marty Metro, CEO of, shares with us how he obtained the competitive Chase & Living Social Mission: Small Business Grant for his environmentally-conscious cardboard box reuse and recycling company.  Read on for his story [...]