Bright Ideas for Business
Why trust matters more than ever (and what your business can do about it)
With a global pandemic and societal upheaval, the context for small business is fraught with difficulty. But according to the latest Edelman Trust Barometer, that makes trust more important than ever before.
Ten ways small business owners can leverage digital banking
Check out 10 ways you can leverage digital banking to save money, time and gain valuable insight you need to grow your business.
Why collaborating with other businesses may be a smart financial move post-COVID-19
For many businesses, COVID-19 has been a devastating event that has highlighted how vulnerable client-facing businesses can be.
4 ways to market your business when you can't leave home
With the COVID-19 pandemic continuing to affect everyone's lives, remote work is looking like the way many small businesses have to operate for the foreseeable future.
How to assess your business' cash flow needs to move forward
Even in good times, small businesses often experience a cash flow crunch. After months of pandemic-induced shutdowns, maintaining adequate cash flow is likely even more challenging.
Financing options for small business growth
Small business often need funding to make that push to the next level. Here are four options for finding the cash your growing business needs.
How to finance your small business comeback
The federal government's response to the coronavirus pandemic includes billions of dollars aimed at supporting small businesses and helping them to manage through shutdowns and rebuild their businesses.
Do you need to revamp your supply chain after the pandemic?
Your business may be ready to reopen or ramp up after a pandemic-required lull. But that doesn't mean your vendors and suppliers are ready—or that they will ever reopen.
How to create a crisis management plan
Businesses are learning a lot about their operations especially their strengths and weaknesses during the COVID-19 pandemic. Perhaps the greatest takeaway, however, is that every business needs a crisis management plan.
Retooling your small business in the time of coronavirus
As the world has adapted to social distancing to help fight the outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19), many small businesses have been forced to reimagine their business models to keep their doors open and continue serving customers.
That rainy day is here. Now what?
For many businesses across the country—and around the world—the coronavirus pandemic isn't just a rainy day. It's a monsoon.
Effective practices for managing debt
Most small businesses have some debt. In most cases, debt is not an indication the business is in trouble. In fact, many companies leverage debt to fund growth. Having a loan or line of credit can help your business improve cash flow, expand marketing efforts, prepare for future sales, purchase equipment and even hire new employees.
Management assessment tools for small businesses
Management assessment tools for small businesses that can help create a clear path to improvement. Use these helpful tips from BBVA.
Tips to get payments faster for your business
Even successful businesses can feel the pinch when invoices aren't getting paid on time. When a company's cash flow slows or is disrupted, it can affect almost every aspect of current and future business operations.
How mobile and online banking can benefit your business
Your smartphone and computer may already serve as vital tools for your small business. Mobile and online banking can expand their role even further by giving you a virtual bank branch in your pocket and on your desk—one with many features to help your business run smoothly and support your financial goals.
In-house mentoring programs: The key to lower turnover and lasting employee loyalty
The benefits of in-house mentoring programs for smart companies.
Dealing with employees that don't live up to expectations
If you're a control freak boss, step back, don't flip out.
Small business savvy: The case for mentoring in the workplace
Build a better workplace mentoring program with these 6 tips.
Top 6 strategies for hiring top talent for your small business
How to hire the best staff and avoid hiring bad employees for your small business
Sit there and do nothing: Why it pays to encourage meditation at work
When you encourage your employees to meditate you could actually be improving focus and sharpening decision-making skills, as well as other benefits.
Buy or lease equipment for your business?
Should you lease or buy business equipment? Get details, compare options, and find out which choice is best for your business and financial situation.
The Anti-micromanagement guide
Entrepreneurs can easily fall into the trap of micromanaging their employees. Here are tips to explain how to get out of such a trap and improve the morale in your business.
SBA Loans vs. Commercial Loans
Need a loan for your small business but not sure which kind? Check out the differences between SBA loans and commercial loans.
Why onboarding matters
For many businesses, onboarding is one of the last things small business owners have time to think about. But it's important. Find out why and get tips.
Quiz: Should you hire your kids?
You're a small business owner who needs help to lighten the workload. Should you hire your children? Ask yourself these 5 questions before you do.
Business snapshot: How I net almost every sale
Landing a sale is the goal of every entrepreneur. But keeping your customers and finding new ones is just as important. Here are some tips to do that.
What do your customers want from your website?
To set your small business website apart from your competitors' sites, you need the basics coupled with excellent content. Get tips for your website here!
5 ways to make your sales pitch a winner
Sales pitches can make or break a business. Here BBVA offers five ways to make your pitch better than ever.
Getting a business loan with bad credit
Running a small business with less-than-perfect credit isn't necessarily an insurmountable problem. Even though it's not always easy to secure credit if you have a low personal or business credit score, here are some options to help grow your small business.
Presentation tips for entrepreneurs
Entrepreneurs make dozens of presentations every year, sometimes to investors, other times to customers and vendors. We dive into five ways to improve the quality of those presentations.
Small business, small marketing budget?
Small business, small marketing budget? Take a look at our infographic on how to think through your strategy to get the most from your promotion dollars.