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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    How to Improve Your Chances of Getting a Small Business Loan

    by on September 8, 2014

    Small-business lending hasn’t been the same since the crash of 2008, and like many business owners you may be wondering what you can do to improve your chances of getting the capital you need to grow and maintain your company. There’s no shortage of suggesti…

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    Backed Into a Corner: Should You Consider Alternative Financing?

    by on September 5, 2014

    If you’ve been rejected for a small-business loan, you’re not alone. In fact, according to the newest Small Business Credit Survey released by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, only 39 percent of applicants received all of the cash they asked for when …

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    4 Smart Ways to Get a Better Google Ranking Today

    by on September 3, 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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    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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    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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