As has been the case during the crisis, mortgage rates continue to remain low, perhaps what is spurring the drive for many people to purchase new homes. Rates in April have dropped, and many are wondering what the future holds as far as mortgage rates go. If you ask the experts, most are apt to say that a continued downward trend where mortgage rates are concerned is probably unlikely. With more and more people in the country getting vaccinated every day, the economy seems to be headed toward recovery — albeit slowly in some respects. …


As has been the case during the crisis, mortgage rates continue to remain low, perhaps what is spurring the drive for many people to purchase new homes. Rates in April have dropped, and many are wondering what the future holds as far as mortgage rates go. If you ask the experts, most are apt to say that a continued downward trend where mortgage rates are concerned is probably unlikely. With more and more people in the country getting vaccinated every day, the economy seems to be headed toward recovery — albeit slowly in some respects. …


The way people perceive your business is crucial to the success of that business. Branding is the process by which you foster how people come to see you and consequently come to identify your company. To attract customers, get sales, and increase your overall exposure, you have to have a branding plan in place. In this day and age, there is no getting around it. The question is, is your company doing the right things and taking the right steps to get that brand message out there? …


No longer are customers relegated to paying via cash or check as they were years ago. How people pay has evolved in a short period. There are tons of payment options now — from credit cards and debit cards to the likes of Paypal and Venmo. Those people who prefer to pay in cash or check only (and those merchants who will accept cash or check only) are fewer and far between. Enter, payment processing systems. Payment processing represents how transactions get verified and then ultimately processed. So, when talking about online payments or eChecks for example, a payment processor…


According to information recently supplied by the Federal Reserve, the average business loan rates in the US (to be found at most conventional banks) can range anywhere from 2.5% up to just over 7%. The actual rate a business receives is going to depend upon several key factors, including but not limited to, loan amount, credit history, and industry type. There are quite a few criteria that a bank will evaluate in determining the business loan rate for that particular loan and that particular business. The key for any company looking into business financing is to do your homework and…


As most know, Yelp is a platform that enables users to look up local businesses — from restaurants to barbershops. The app/site offers reviews, images, and pertinent data such as price range and hours. Consumers are flocking to Yelp to help them make decisions about where to go and what to buy when they’re there. As such, as a small business owner, you should be utilizing Yelp to your advantage — largely of course to gain more exposure for your brand. The key is to show up on the search results pages when consumers are looking for a specific niche…


Especially now, when the economy of the country is in something of a downward trend, people are looking for creative and new ways to make some additional money. Side hustles are becoming huge. From freelancing to delivering groceries, people are finding ways to add to their primary incomes; hence, the term side hustle. So what are some good side hustles to pursue in 2021? Great question! In this article we take a look at ten of the more popular side hustles that people are undertaking in the hopes of making some extra cash.

Keep in mind, there are probably hundreds…


In life, things come up. Unexpected situations arise. Major bills can rear their ugly heads. The question then becomes, do you have the money to cover these emergency expenses? Unfortunately, when surveying the average American, the answer is no. They, therefore, have to scramble to find a way to pay the bills that pop up unexpectedly. This is where an emergency loan could come into play and save you from having to rely upon credit cards which can have extraordinarily high rates attached. …


Starting a business is about more than just coming up with a killer idea and then setting up a shop. There are numerous details that many business owners need to be sure to cover before launching their endeavor. Among those details without question are business laws. These are the rules and regulations that businesses must follow to remain in compliance and therefore avoid any penalties or fines. Ensuring that you know which business laws are relevant to your company is imperative. …


There is the potential to make some real money on Amazon. Every day more and more sellers are signing up on the platform to begin their Amazon selling business. Getting started on Amazon is not necessarily as hard as many may think. Following a few steps and inputting the right information will enable you to get started as far as becoming an Amazon seller. In this article, we cover some of the basics that you will need to know if you do intend to try and sell on Amazon.

Choose your plan

First off, you need to pick an Amazon selling plan. You…

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