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From Pop-Up Shop to Brick-and-Mortar: Four Critical Questions for Your Small Business

The concept of the “pop-up shop” – opening a short-term storefront – presents small businesses with outstanding opportunities to test products on the market before committing to permanent locations. But if your pop-up shop does well, does that mean you’re ready to open a brick-and-mortar location? As a small business owner, this is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make. Establishing a permanent presence in the right place and at the right [...]

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Four Must-Haves for a Winning Business Loan Application

Whether you're starting a new business or taking advantage of a new growth opportunity, you'll probably need a little extra capital to ensure it’s a success. Before you apply for a small business loan, it’s important to understand the key items you’ll need to prepare. Our team of expert business advisors compiled the following four must-haves for a strong business loan application. Prepare these items in advance to set yourself up for approval 1. Have a clear loan [...]

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6 Signs You're Ready to Open a Second Location

For owners of brick-and-mortar businesses, deciding when to open a second location is one of the most critical strategic questions that you’ll face: Open too soon and you risk overextending your resources. Wait too long and you could lose invaluable momentum and competitive advantages. How do you know when it’s time? We’ve put together this list of essential indicators to help you decide. You’re likely ready to open a second location when: 1. You have more [...]

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