TAG: startups

Uber-style app hits snow industry

January 5, 2017By

An Uber-style company with its sights set on disrupting the snow industry has launched. The new app is called Shovler. Since its December launch, more than 1,000 people have already registered to push snow for the company, The Penny Hoarder reports. The app is available nationwide, but it’s mostly been used in the metro and suburb areas of Chicago, Cleveland, New York, Philadelphia and... read more

Spring startup checklist

March 16, 2016By

____1. Schedule and price the job Many companies price spring startups by the zone or by the hour. Tom Horn, president of All-n-One Outdoor Solutions in Jefferson City, Mo., calls his prices “middle of the road.” The company charges $60 for a residential property with four zones plus a $3 to $4 upcharge per additional zone. A commercial property costs... read more

Systemization Series: 5 steps to building a systemization plan

February 25, 2015By

This post is part one of Dan Pestretto’s seven-part systemization series. Read on to part two, “Systemization Series: Core functions of business—sales,” here.  The accompanying chart, taken from the U.S. Small Business Administration’s March 2014 Frequently Asked Questions report, tells a tale of heartache and concern. The data include entrepreneurs and existing, large firms. But mixing large and small companies together... read more

5 ways to improve your cash flow

February 17, 2015By
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They say “cash is king,” and the reasons why are many. To name a few: Lack of cash can damage relationships essential to business success. Consider the repercussions when you can’t pay vendors or make payroll. Cash flow is a key factor in determining business value. Considering selling any time soon? Your cash level counts. Finally, a profitable company that’s... read more