When it comes time to raise capital, make sure not to be well prepared.

It takes money to start a business or to make it grow. As a business owner you must either have the funds available or find financing to cover the expenses of starting or growing a business. Sometimes it can become necessary to find capital else ware. There may come a time that you need to raise capital from investors. If you ever find yourself having to seek capital from investors, make sure you don’t make these…

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Social anxiety can keep you from accomplishing your goals. Here are some ways to help you deal with it.

Most people enjoy going to a social gathering whether it be an after-work office get together, or simply a birthday party. It’s a chance to get out and talk to friends or even make new ones while having a good time. But there are some people for whom social gatherings are something to be feared. These people suffer from social anxiety which is…

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Customers retention is great but keeping them is just as important.

For any business, large or small you can never understate the importance of winning new customers. New customers are how you grow your business after all. But along with getting new customers, it’s just as important, maybe even more important to keep the ones you have. Getting new customers is not a sure thing but when you have a…

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Autonomous (self-driving) trucks may soon be here, how will they change the truck driving industry?

Lately, all the talk has been about self-driving cars and all the advancements being made. Test trials are now being conducted in some areas. Self-driving cars will surely have an impact on everyday life for many people. But the technology isn’t stopping there, autonomous trucks are on the way too.   Uber is one of the main developers of self-driving trucks that it…

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Is now a good time to think about getting into truck driving?

Do you have an adventurous streak, or maybe you’re just looking for something different to do for a living, perhaps you should check out driving a truck? Some believe this is a good time to get into the business.    It’s common knowledge that there a shortage of truck drivers across the country. Some major truck companies are feeling the pinch and they are finding it difficult…

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If you want to run a successful wholesale distribution business, here are some things you should know.

Like most businesses, starting a wholesale distribution business has its ups and downs. The first two years of your wholesale distributorship’s existence will be the “learning” years, when you experience the ups and downs of being a new business owner in a new industry. The good news is there are plenty of successful wholesale distributers…

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Changes and growth are coming to the whole sale and distribution industry.

Many in the wholesale and distribution industry are seeing change in the future as disruption causes a difference in how business is done.   The industry is in a state of change and gone are the days when a customer would call customer service and spend significant time on the phone trying to figure out what part…

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With the economy strong and amid a capacity squeeze, trucking companies are raising prices.

With the U.S. economy showing no signs of weakening, trucking companies are pushing retailers and manufacturers to pay more and adding to inflation pressures in supply chains.   The latest reports from major trucking companies suggest gains are being driven by tight capacity that is pushing shippers to pay more to move goods, even as volume indicates the…

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Here are some easy ways to improve the cash flow for your startup business.

Keeping your cash flow in check is one of the most important things you can do to keep your new business going. You must always have enough money to pay the bills and keep your supplies coming in. There are some common mistakes that new business owners make which can have a negative impact on their…

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E-commerce is driving a growing need for more warehouse space.

E-commerce created by retail giants like Amazon and others has been driving growth in many sectors that support it. Now the huge amount of business being done on line is starting to have an impact on the amount of warehouse space that is needed across the country.  Recently, a trend has been developing in the…

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