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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    Understanding DPOs: Should Your Small Business Go Public?

    by on March 5, 2015

    “Going public” doesn’t have to mean heading to Wall Street. Small-business owners of any size can now use direct public offerings (DPOs) to sell ownership stakes in their company to raise capital, without the tight securities rules of an initial public offerin…

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    8 Ways to Bullet-Proof Your Business with Insurance

    by on March 4, 2015

    The unexpected can easily sideline any business. A product defect, cyber attack, serious illness, or work-related automobile accident can all force business owners to close their doors if they’re not prepared. Luckily, the right insurance coverage can keep you…

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    Is Your Business Profitable? 3 Reasons a Loan May Make Sense

    by on March 3, 2015

    Common knowledge says that business owners should never take on debt, but is that really the case? The truth is that even if your business is running smoothly and making a profit, there may be some instances when taking on debt can benefit your business. Here’…

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    7 Tips to Get the Most From Your Business Mentor

    by on February 27, 2015

    Small-business mentors can be a key to success for new entrepreneurs, but if you don’t have the right mindset when working with one, you may not reap the true benefits from the experience. We talked to Raj Tumber, who has worked as a Certified Business Mentor …

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    Can Your Small Business Expand to a Global Market?

    by on February 24, 2015

    Think global trade is just for big businesses? According to The Hill, 98 percent of the 300,000 American companies that export goods are small and medium-sized businesses. And those businesses account for one-third of exports from the U.S. We spoke to Laurel D…

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    3 Ways to Get Publicity for Your Small Business

    by on February 20, 2015

    Michelle Tennant, international publicist and chief creative officer at Wasabi Publicity says there are three types of publicity. The two you can control are owned media, which is your website or social media accounts, and paid media, which is your paid advert…

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    Using Crowdfunding to Finance Your Startup

    by on February 19, 2015

    According to Kendall Almerico, a crowdfunding attorney with the prestigious Washington, D.C., area law firm DiMuroGinsberg and CEO of crowdfunding-compliance website Fundhub, crowdfunding can play a big role in providing startup capital for businesses, especia…

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    How to Use Press Releases to Market Your Business

    by on February 16, 2015

    Press releases can be an effective form of marketing for a small business. If done correctly, they can help build a business brand, create goodwill in the local marketplace, and bring in additional business.

    For instance, when Green River Adventures issued …

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