Can You Guess Small Business Owners’ Main Concern?

by Tim Berry

What keeps small business owners up at night? It seems so obvious. It’s the first guess anybody dealing with them would make. But here’s a survey that — to the extent any survey does — proves it.  Thanks to Marketing Profs I found Constant Contact’s (the email marketing company) Small Business Pulse survey for 2012.... Read More »

A Great Case for Innovative Angel Loan Financing

by Tim Berry

I was reminded yesterday that sometimes the best financing for an emerging startup is innovative loan financing, from savvy investors, rather than straight investment or commercial borrowing. The reminder came in an email from an entrepreneur named Terry (not the real name) who included two PowerPoint pitch decks: one for seeking venture capital, the other... Read More »