How to get a business line of credit when you’re just starting out

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When you’re starting a new business, there may be no more important resource to have on hand than financing. Call it what you want — funding, cash, liquidity — but small business financing makes it possible for you to afford all the important investments you’ll need to make in your business to get it off the ground. With that in mind, you may be wondering how to get a business line of credit.

A line of credit (LOC) is typically a pool of money that a lender extends you, which you are able to draw from as financing needs arise. Each draw has its own repayment schedule, and when you replenish the pool by repaying your … Read more

What to Do to Prepare for a Hurricane or Tropical Storm [Slideshow]

Are you prepared for hurricane season? In an average season, about 18 named storms occur. Of those storms, 3 are typically major hurricanes and another 6 vary in intensity, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA).[1]

The time to prepare for a hurricane is before it hits. By knowing how to prepare for a hurricane, you can concentrate on safeguarding your home and belongings as best as possible. Preparing for a hurricane could prevent thousands of dollars in damages.

By following tips from the Insurance Institute for Business & Home Safety and Nationwide can help protect your home from high-speed winds, hail, driven rain and flying debris. Here are some hurricane preparedness tips to keep you safe.


inside of a house with text "DO: seal your home"
a ladder with text "DO: clear your gutter"
a staircase with text "DO: elevate your belongings"
a grill with text "DON'T: Leave loose items items"
cars on a highway with text "DON'T ignore warnings"
a table lamp with text "DON'T" run generators inside your home"

1. Create a hurricane emergency kit

Create an emergency kit that includes essentials needed to survive if you and your family are stranded in a storm. Here’s a look at … Read more

8 powerful organizations for women in business

This post was originally published on March 9, 2017  and was updated on Aug. 25, 2020.

No woman is an island. You might have gone into business on your own, but that’s no reason to isolate yourself. I’m not suggesting you start hiring (especially if your business is brand new), but I am suggesting that connecting with other like-minded entrepreneurs through professional organizations for women can provide you with a dose of inspiration and motivation — not to mention resources you might not have discovered otherwise.

Why professional organizations for women are beneficial

As a female business leader and entrepreneur, I know that community is important. That’s why I advocate for women to get involved with professional organizations.

Unlike brief social media interactions and webinars that focus on conveying quick snippets of information, professional organizations for women are about long-term support, connections and growth.

The benefits of joining a professional … Read more