This column is designed to give sound advice on entrepreneurship and business ownership to veteran entrepreneurs and their families.
If you’re thinking about taking out a small business loan, chances are secured and unsecured loan options keep popping up. What’s the difference between the two? How can you know which one is right for your business? It depends - the best way to determine if a secured or unsecured loan is right for you is to understand the differences between the two, and the pros and cons of each:
Public Relations can seem like a black box—most of us are not 100% sure how to effectively use it to promote our small businesses, and nine times out 10, we don’t see the fruit of our efforts. So how can your small business adopt some simple PR practices now to help cultivate media relationships, build a positive business image and hopefully land some earned media coverage? Here are five easy ways to jumpstart your efforts:
Meet Dennis Roark—Army Space Command Veteran, CEO of Terra Ferma and winner of the August Commander’s Call Veteran Business Award. Our team had a chance to catch up with Dennis and have him share about his experience as a veteran entrepreneur.
To Larry Schaberg, the IT development world seemed to only be about the bottom line. When he left the Marine Corps, Larry decided to pursue his true passion of computers and technology. Larry quickly discovered that the companies he worked for focused on choosing IT solutions based on partnerships, affiliations or profit margin rather than customer needs—the right solution was often irrelevant. He was restless and dissatisfied.
By Madhur Grover