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5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of
5 Deceptive Scams Small Businesses Should Be Aware Of

Posted: 5/6/2015

Small to medium-sized businesses, churches, and nonprofit businesses have been hit hard by unscrupulous scammers perpetrating various scams. Some common schemes that affect small businesses are office supply scams, domain registration plots, fake check tricks, charity cons, and directory listing scams. Business Consumer Alliance urges businesses and their employees to be on the lookout for scams and offers some identifying warning signs that can help you avoid them....Read more

Tags: scams, business tips, consumer tips

Funding Your Small Business

Posted: 5/9/2018

Funding Your Small Business

Making sound and informed financial choices can help your business thrive. There are many choices when looking to fund your business needs. We’ll examine a few and provide resources for entrepreneurs and small businesses to consider....Read more

Tags: small business, loans, financing

Tax Refund Anticipation Loans: Are They Worth It?

Posted: 2/6/2017

Tax Refund Anticipation Loans:  Are They Worth It?

During tax season you can expect to see ads promoting fast refunds, typically offered as refund anticipation loans (also referred to as RALs). These are expensive loans made by a lender based on and repaid by an expected federal income tax refund. You are essentially paying to borrow your own money and the cost can be steep. Here’s some important information you should consider before deciding to take a refund anticipation loan....Read more

Tags: tax preparation, tax refund, loans

Car Title Loans Can Drive You Into Debt

Posted: 10/27/2016

Car Title Loans Can Drive You Into Debt

In a pinch, quick, easy cash loans may seem appealing. Many consumers, when facing emergencies or just in need of extra cash, are drawn to taking out a vehicle title loan. Car title loans are small, short-term, high rate loans that use clear vehicle titles as collateral. Read on for some important information on car title loans and tips to avoid driving yourself further into debt....Read more

Tags: car title loans, debt collection, loans