How to Avoid the 3 Plagues of the Financially Disabled

How consistent is your cash flow? Seventy-eight percent of Americans live paycheck to paycheck, and American consumers aren’t the only people affected. Many business owners struggle financially. Twenty percent of businesses go under within their first year of operation. People spend the first 18 years of their lives of schooling and trial-and-error, only to still find themselves in a rut […]

Bracing for the Next Small Business Credit Crunch

For small business owners, raising capital has never been as easy as it is today. Banks have eased credit to small businesses. Fintech startups are expanding online lending options. And business lending opportunities have looked so promising even tech giants, such as Amazon, Square and Paypal, have entered the market. But another recession, which many say […]

Entrepreneurs Can’t Afford to Stint on Disability Insurance

Working for yourself or running your own business usually comes with a multitude of perks and benefits — flexible work schedules, the joy of being your own boss, the ability to explore and bring to fruition your creative passions and more. In many cases, working remotely can also be an option, allowing entrepreneurs to choose when and where […]

The 10 Most Reliable Ways to Fund a Startup

One of the most frequent questions I get as a mentor to entrepreneurs is, “How do I find the money to start my business?” I always answer that there isn’t any magic, and contrary to popular myth, nobody is waiting in the wings to throw money at you just because you have a new and exciting business idea. […]

5 Biggest Credit Card Scams and What You Can Do to Protect Yourself

As times change, credit card technology follows suit. But while change brings benefits, it also means that fraudsters and identity thieves have more tools at their disposal than ever before and that these tools have evolved in order to combat the ever-changing protective measures put into place to make criminals’ jobs harder. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways to avoid identity […]

Want Your Seed-Stage Startup to Be Fundable? Check These 4 Boxes.

Venture capitalists apparently have no shortage of capital to put to work this year, but that doesn’t mean they’re willing to make bets on your self-described “beautifully designed blockchain artificial intelligence” pitch deck. If you want to net some of that VC capital this year, you’ll have to earn it. Global venture capital investments in 2018 closed […]

How Credit Cards Are Fighting Rise of E-wallets in Asia

Which can you reach faster – your wallet or phone? That’s what the battle between credit cards and e-wallets is coming down to. A digital wallet, or e-wallet, is found within a smartphone and allows an individual to make electronic transactions, thanks to stored credit from a bank account or credit card, or via a […]