How growing businesses secure financing in today’s tough economy

Open this photo in gallery: Currently, financing rates are steep for small and mid-sized businesses, but shopping around can help businesses find the assistance they need.Getty Images When Katerina Juskey and Victoria Mierzwa launched candle company LOHN in February, 2020, it was challenging enough to manufacture and market at the beginning of a pandemic. Now, like so many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Canada, the big challenge is financing as they continue to expand. “The financing options can be pretty stark. We’ve been banking with the same bank for the last five years and we haven’t been able to […]

Four steps to design a retirement that’s meaningful and fulfilling.

Image Credit: Pixabay via A highly coveted and much-awaited chapter in life is retirement, but…the anticipation and expectations around what retirement can or should be, often leaves people feeling overwhelmed and stuck. Contributing to this conundrum is the heavy focus on finances to the exclusion of what is meaningful and fulfilling. Clearing out the confusion and moving into a space that makes you feel energized, clear, and positive (even excited!) is possible for you. Here are four steps to get you started: 1. On your terms. There is a lot of baggage associated with the word “retirement.” Visions of […]

Horry County is near the top of SC for small business success. Here’s what the numbers show.

Georgetown and Horry counties are among the state’s best for small businesses, a newly issued study from technology firm SmartAsset found. They are ranked third and fifth respectively in categories including income, tax rates and returns based on federal and state tax filings. “A business friendly climate doesn’t just happen. It’s a result of effective planning, priorities and collaboration,” said Horry Council member Tyler Servant, who’s also chief operating officer at Surfside Realty. “While South Carolina’s headlines are full of stories about dysfunctional county governments, I’m proud to be a part of one that is delivering for the taxpayers.” Georgetown […]

Small Businesses: Don’t Miss Out on Employee Retention Tax Credits – Here’s How to Claim Them

Small businesses are the backbone of the American economy, but they often struggle to keep up with the costs associated with employee retention. One way that small businesses can offset these costs is through employee retention tax credits. These credits can help small businesses save money on taxes and keep their employees happy and engaged. In this blog post, we will discuss how small businesses can claim employee retention tax credits and the benefits that come by doing so. What is the Employee Retention Tax Credit? In short: ERC is a stimulus program designed to help those businesses that were […]