Suzanne Kearns

Suzanne has been a full-time freelance writer for 20 years. She’s written for numerous business and financial publications such as Entrepreneur, Reason Magazine, Home Business Magazine, and Money Crashers.

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    What are Asset Based Loans and Why Should You Consider One?

    by on August 28, 2014

    Since the economic crash of 2008, business loans have become more and more difficult to get for many small-business owners. And although it appears that there is a slight increase in lending from the big banks, lenders have a long way to go to ensure that smal…

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    3 Tips for Having a Stress-Free Vacation

    by on August 15, 2014

    It’s a conundrum many small-business owners face. You want to take some time away from work and go on vacation. But you dread what will happen while you’re gone — and what you’ll face when you return. You may come back to unhappy clients, a stalled pro…

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    How to Market to a World Hooked on Instant Gratification

    by on August 6, 2014

    It’s no longer enough to give customers great service and competitive prices. Today, they want all of that — and they want it now. With the advent of modern technology and instant-response social media platforms, people have lost the ability to wait. Tweet…

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    Is Self-Sabotage Hurting Your Bottom Line?

    by on August 6, 2014

    Something sinister could be lurking behind the doors of American businesses. According to Dr. Edward Selby, Ph.D., a recognized expert at Psychology Today, small-business owners are as susceptible to self-sabotage as the rest of the population. But when busine…

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    4 Smart Ways to Get a Better Google Ranking Today

    by on August 6, 2014

    Google has fine-tuned its algorithms many times over the years, making it a challenge for businesses that rely on web search referrals to keep up. The truth is, unless you play by Google’s rules, you won’t achieve a top spot in the search engine results whi…

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    Zach Hoffman on How to Manage Your Online Reputation

    by on October 30, 2012

    “Online reputation management is key to any business, small or large,” says Zach Hoffman (pictured), founder and CEO of Exults, an online marketing company.

    Truer words were never spoken. A negative review can cause potential customers to do business with…

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    5 Tips for Communicating Well (and Increasing Sales)

    by on October 23, 2012

    The ability to communicate well can greatly influence the success of your small business. Communication skills are needed to attract new customers, keep existing ones, convince investors to commit, and negotiate contracts and deals.

    Experts assert that 85 per…

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    How to Ask Friends and Family for a Business Loan

    by on October 10, 2012

    Two-thirds of the credit applications submitted by business owners in New York’s Tri-State Area were denied in 2011, according to the Small Business Borrowers Poll released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York. Among those whose loans were approved, only 13…

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