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Here, you’ll find our complete list of Guides and Entrepreneur Stories, along with Webinars, Updates From Azlo, and relevant News for Entrepreneurs.

The most popular payment processing companies for small businesses
The most popular payment processing companies for small businesses
We live in a complicated world, and even the simple process of exchanging money for goods or services isn’t as straightforward as it used to be. We are becoming a cashless society, and most transactions are made with credit and debit cards, or digital...
Enovia Bedford - BLKTECH
Enovia Bedford - BLKTECH
Photo credit: acjphoto.com In 2016, a Black man named Keith Lamont Scott was fatally shot by a Black police officer in Charlotte, North Carolina. Scott had been sitting in his truck in the lot of the apartment complex where he normally parked. He...
Keith Forbes - Integrated Sustainability Solutions
Keith Forbes - Integrated Sustainability Solutions
Photo credit: Courtesy of Integrated Sustainability Solutions What would you do if your business has an international focus and typically requires a lot of travel? And due to COVID-19, you won’t be able to travel to faraway places like Indonesia...
Kimberly Cook - Blue Pen Resumes
Kimberly Cook - Blue Pen Resumes
About a year and a half ago, Kimberly Cook decided to take a break from her demanding career as a health administrator to care for her two young sons. Her tenure as a full-time stay-at-home parent didn’t last very long. After some downtime and soul...
Grow Your Business: SEO & Content Marketing 101
Grow Your Business: SEO & Content Marketing 101
Digital Marketing is important for every business, especially if you are a small business owner. With COVID-19 changing selling practices and brick and mortar stores relying on online sales to stay in business, having a strong online presence is now...
Tech Female Founder Bronwyn Morgan
Tech Female Founder Bronwyn Morgan
When Bronwyn Morgan was a child, she wanted to be a fighter pilot and eventually an astronaut. But, as she laughingly explains, a physics course during her third year of university kind of killed that dream. Instead, she forged a path in business...
Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness
Understanding PPP Loan Forgiveness
If you secured a loan through the Payment Protection Program (PPP), getting your head around exactly how you might be able to get your loan forgiven is probably top of mind. To help Azlo customers navigate through the complexities of the PPP, on Wednesday...
Small Business Lending and Loan Guide
Small Business Lending and Loan Guide
Your Questions About COVID-19 Relief, Answered A lot of our customers have been wondering about other relief programs that might be available to them. In this webinar, Azlo CEO Cameron Peake talked with COO Bryan Crumpler and Fundera’s Partner Strategy...
The Science Behind Stress and How to Manage it
The Science Behind Stress and How to Manage it
Kristin Oja Breaks Down the Mind-Body Connection Emotional stress is practically unavoidable as a business owner, but what exactly happens to your body when you are under stress for prolonged periods of time? This webinar focuses on the science behind...
Small Business Website Optimization Webinar
Small Business Website Optimization Webinar
Building a successful business website isn’t just about slick design, clean code, and catchy copy. It also requires a deep understanding of your target market and their needs, plus a relentless commitment to research and testing. In this webinar,...
Entrepreneurship and Mental Wellness Webinar
Entrepreneurship and Mental Wellness Webinar
Mark Freeman Discusses the Power of Work-Life Balance Entrepreneurship is hard and stressful, so how can entrepreneurs approach their mental wellbeing to ensure a healthy business and a healthy mind? We sit down with Mark Freeman, author of “You...
Rethink Business Banking for the Digital Age
Rethink Business Banking for the Digital Age
It’s official: the business banking model of yesterday needs a refresh, for banks and business owners alike. Even before the coronavirus pandemic took hold, the onus was on financial institutions to embrace digital business banking. Ernst & Young...
Azlo’s commitments to our community
Azlo’s commitments to our community
Azlo was founded on the mission to level the playing field for founders, freelancers, and small business owners and make entrepreneurship more accessible to everyone. Black entrepreneurs face unique and systemic challenges, and for Azlo to live up...
How to Open a Business Bank Account
How to Open a Business Bank Account
Why open a business bank account? How does a business bank account help me manage cash flow? How does a small business bank account help with record-keeping? How can a business bank account protect me from personal liability? What are...
Instant Bank Transfers for Online Business Banking
Instant Bank Transfers for Online Business Banking
Sometimes, waiting a couple of days for a bank transfer is no problem at all. At other times, it’s ludicrously inconvenient and you just need a way to move that money now. That’s why we’re excited to introduce Azlo Instant Transfers—qualifying customers...
How to Manage Cash Flow Gaps
How to Manage Cash Flow Gaps
During my first full year of freelancing, I lost three of my main clients within a week. In turn, my monthly earnings sank from $6,000 to about $2,000. As I was earning a mere fraction of what I needed to get by, I panicked. I wasn’t earning enough...
How entrepreneurs can respond to the coronavirus pandemic
How entrepreneurs can respond to the coronavirus pandemic
Within the past couple of weeks, communities across the U.S. have taken swift and drastic action to slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Schools have been closed, events canceled, and businesses have changed their day-to-day operations. In times...
Managing your time when you're self-employed
Managing your time when you're self-employed
Back when I worked 9-to-5 and in between jobs, I’d go to a nearby coffee shop and work on my passion project: my fiction. With complete control over my schedule, I’d work whenever the mood struck. I had the freedom to take a midday lunch break to...
The Azlo Online Banking User Experience Team
The Azlo Online Banking User Experience Team
At Azlo, we have a small-yet-widely-talented team that’s tasked with designing products that truly work for entrepreneurs: our User Experience (UX) team. If you’re an entrepreneur or a business owner, understanding user experience is probably a critical...
How to Test a Business Idea
How to Test a Business Idea
There’s a reason why so many successful entrepreneurs have a pivot story—the moment when they decided to change their products and business model because their original vision wasn’t working. Not all businesses need to make a 180° turn, but every...
Dustin Van Ells Entrepreneur Story - Van Renovation
Dustin Van Ells Entrepreneur Story - Van Renovation
There’s something uniquely satisfying about building something with your own hands—especially if it’s something that will be used, loved, and enjoyed every day. There’s something intensely energizing about being free to choose what you’re going to...
Making time for career development as a freelancer
Making time for career development as a freelancer
Back when I had a day job as a proofreader at a small publisher, it became obvious that our company sorely needed a social media and content marketing plan. Besides a simple business website, the publisher had essentially zero web presence. My colleague...
What’s Hustle Con about, anyway?
What’s Hustle Con about, anyway?
Before I went to Hustle Con 2019, any conversations I had (with co-workers, friends, my husband, or anyone else) went something like this. “Why are you traveling to San Francisco?” “I’m going to a conference.” “What’s the conference about?” “Well...
Balancing a side-gig and a full-time job
Balancing a side-gig and a full-time job
I’d like to introduce you to Laura, my long-time coworker. We’ve worked together since 2013 (long before we both started at Azlo), and she’s always taken on work that requires a lot of responsibility and energy. She’s also an actor and performer with...
Should I quit my job for my business?
Should I quit my job for my business?
Many entrepreneurs find themselves, at some point, wrestling with a difficult decision: “Am I ready to quit my job so I can focus on my business full-time?” Galen Herbst de Cortina, CFP®, vividly remembers making this decision himself when he founded...
What it’s like to start a business with your best friends
What it’s like to start a business with your best friends
Starting a business with your partner and your best friends works if you’re Literally Wizards. Tommy and Riley Day, along with their friends Michelle and Chad Yadon, formed Literally Wizards (an independent game publisher based in Indianapolis)...
Why self-care and personal development are investments in your business
Why self-care and personal development are investments in your business
Meet Galen Herbst de Cortina, the founder of Buff Your Finances. He’s a financial planner who works primarily with professional video gamers. Many of his clients start gaming as a hobby (without ever expecting to make it into a business) so when they...
Insights from a serial software startup founder
Insights from a serial software startup founder
Meet David Heller, the co-founder of Reimbi: a software startup that enables fast, streamlined reimbursements for job candidates and other non-employees, like conference speakers and contractors. David has achieved a lot of the things early-stage...
How to turn that million-dollar app idea into reality
How to turn that million-dollar app idea into reality
Have you ever had an idea for an app that you know people would love … if only you could create it? There are a lot of obstacles to creating an app if you don’t know how to make it yourself, so many of these great ideas languish unrealized or another...
Cultivating authentic partnerships
Cultivating authentic partnerships
When my co-founder and I started My Money My Future, we knew we needed to gain the trust of our customers quickly … but trust takes time and relationships. That’s when we decided that a key part of our go-to-market strategy would be forming strong...
How I finally achieved self-care as a freelancer
How I finally achieved self-care as a freelancer
Back when I was part of the 9 to 5, I landed a full-time contract role as a staff writer for a large insurance company. Alongside our in-house crew of writers and editors, we hired an outside freelancer to contribute to the website. During conference...
Real talk about applying for startup accelerators
Real talk about applying for startup accelerators
Building a successful startup requires a lot of specific skills and knowledge. In addition to building a great product and promoting it to the right market, you also have to learn about the options for getting resources and financing. There’s so...
When your side project gets an interview with Y Combinator
When your side project gets an interview with Y Combinator
“How will you get your users?” I asked my cofounder, Max. We stood in a parking lot in Palo Alto, under a basketball net emblazoned with an orange Y. I was imitating Paul Graham, the founder of Y Combinator. “Three strategies…” Max starts to answer...
Finding synergy with the right business coach
Finding synergy with the right business coach
Claire Wasserman Talks About Finding Your Perfect Match Career and leadership coaches can provide valuable guidance and advice to help entrepreneurs at every step of their business journey, but finding the right one and understanding what you need...
Monetizing Your Talent
Monetizing Your Talent
Get the tools and resources for teaching your educational course Are you an entrepreneur that has something to teach the world? A growing number of people are finding that they have a skill or passion that people are willing to pay to learn so join...
How hiring other freelancers made me a better freelancer
How hiring other freelancers made me a better freelancer
During my second year as a freelancer, I was slammed with work. To lessen my load, I decided I’d hire someone who could help me proofread and research a batch of articles. I thought that finding a freelancer to fit the bill would be a cinch. After...
Branding basics for small businesses
Branding basics for small businesses
Meet Betsy Aimee Cardenas, founder of Born in June Creative Studio, a branding agency located in Los Angeles. She, along with her co-founder Jaime Joshua Sandoval, help other brands differentiate themselves from the competition and tell their own...
Building a career and community as a coach
Building a career and community as a coach
Meet Katie, a coach and meditation leader based in Portland, Oregon. She’s the creator of Ebb + Flow, where she offers one-on-one coaching, leads workshops, and holds free meditation circles with the goal of supporting busy, creative people through...
A behind-the-scenes look at starting a fashion brand
A behind-the-scenes look at starting a fashion brand
Meet Kat Rosati, the founder of Apparel Booster. After years in the fashion industry, (doing everything from design, to production and sourcing, to marketing), she realized that many fashion brands or aspiring entrepreneurs have the vision and the...
A behind-the-scenes look at small business lending
A behind-the-scenes look at small business lending
Applying for a business loan can be a daunting task, especially when you consider the fact that banks reject more than half the business loan applications they receive. When you’re facing a task like this, sometimes it helps to look at things from...
Accessing Capital With SBA Loans
Accessing Capital With SBA Loans
The Small Business Administration (SBA) works with community banks and lenders to provide a variety of low-interest loans to small businesses, but qualifying can be tough. Learn more about the different types of SBA loans and how to qualify from small...
Guide to Small Business Insurance
Guide to Small Business Insurance
Choosing the right small business insurance can be overwhelming but it is a critical way to protect your personal and business assets. In this webinar, our guest, Adam Kiefer a veteran insurance expert and owner of Talage, will guide you through the...
Hack Your Bottom Line
Hack Your Bottom Line
Are you an e-commerce business ready to increase your bottom line with a stunning Shopify site? Watch this webinar to get insights about the “secret sauce" you can use in your designing your Shopify store and explore Shopify features you might not...
Guide to Equity Crowd Funding
Guide to Equity Crowd Funding
Looking to scale your business and need access to capital? Under the Jobs Act, you can now access capital directly from the public. Learn how some companies have raised $1 million dollars for their ventures through equity crowdfunding. During this...
Guide to Your First Business Loan
Guide to Your First Business Loan
Many small businesses struggle with lack of access to capital and thin credit files. Azlo teamed up with the Sean Salas, CEO of Camino Financial for this webinar that will give you the 411 on what it takes to get your first business loan and what to...
Simple Business Bookkeeping
Simple Business Bookkeeping
In this Azlo webinar, Jessica Fox, founder of Florida Virtual Bookkeeper, discusses bookkeeping fundamentals, breaks down bookkeeping jargon, and shares her expert advice on keeping your business financially healthy.
How To Succeed As A Solo Entrepreneur
How To Succeed As A Solo Entrepreneur
Entrepreneurship is hard enough but when you are going at it alone, it can be hard to self-motivate, solve problems, or find a supportive community. In this webinar we discussed some of the specific challenges of being a solo entrepreneur and concrete...
Building a rejuvenation practice that works
Building a rejuvenation practice that works
If your to-do list is always too long, your workday is always too short, and you’re always looking for that one productivity hack that will let you do it all … you might find that the answer is doing less. Meet Tracey Lovejoy, coach and founder...
What every entrepreneur needs to know about self-employment tax
What every entrepreneur needs to know about self-employment tax
When you’re starting a business, you’re likely to encounter a whole host of new tax concepts. One of them is self-employment tax. Read on to learn exactly what this tax is, who needs to pay it, and how it’s calculated. What is self-employment tax...
Why I freelance: Designing a lifestyle-based business
Why I freelance: Designing a lifestyle-based business
A few months ago, I was at a retreat for women when one attendee, a fellow freelance writer, mentioned that she puts her values above any income goals. In the past, she was earning a six-figure income as a freelancer. Now, she lives in a rural part...
What it’s really like to be your own boss
What it’s really like to be your own boss
Have you ever dreamed of being your own boss? Of the freedom to choose what to work on, and when, and how? It’s a heady thought. And if you’ve ever worked for a real headache of a manager—someone who gave you too much work, hassle, and stress with...
Meet the founder of CMP
Meet the founder of CMP
Meet Christopher McIntyre Perceptions, a creative entrepreneur working to bring art and technology to the communities where they're most needed. Where he comes from Christopher grew up in two homes, both in Milwaukee, one of the most segregated...
Meet the founder of LayoverStop
Meet the founder of LayoverStop
Meet Reham Alsharif, an entrepreneur who helps travelers stop waiting at the gate. Her startup, LayoverStop, picks up travelers on long layovers and takes them on personalized tours of the city. How it all got started I’m passionate about providing...
Meet the founder of Exponent
Meet the founder of Exponent
Product management is a rapidly growing, dynamic discipline with a wide range of potential definitions. Most tech companies (and many other companies as well) know they need product managers, but not everyone knows exactly what they do. Many folks...
Meet the founder of Hey Puppy
Meet the founder of Hey Puppy
Some say that to succeed as an entrepreneur, you have to be passionate about the work that you’re doing. Claudia Monge, founder of Hey Puppy, has a passion for puppies and is using that passion to tap into the growing pet industry. Just last year...
Meet the founder of Studio 1862
Meet the founder of Studio 1862
Katelyn Dekle is a freelance graphic designer and the founder of Studio 1862. She's been a graphic designer since 2006, after searching for a career that would allow her to do meaningful, creative work. Katelyn's specialty is helping entrepreneurs...
Meet the founder of Florida Virtual Bookkeeper
Meet the founder of Florida Virtual Bookkeeper
Jessica Fox is an expert bookkeeper who helps other entrepreneurs build and maintain financially healthy businesses. Her business, Florida Virtual Bookkeeper, offers virtual bookkeeping services for freelancers, small service-based businesses, and...
How to Create a Purpose-Driven Business Culture
How to Create a Purpose-Driven Business Culture
If you pay attention to news, surveys, and articles about entrepreneurship, you might have noticed an increasing number of stories about the success of purpose-driven companies. Companies with a clear and defined mission often have an edge on the...
4 reasons to open a business bank account
4 reasons to open a business bank account
It’s easy to overlook the value of a business bank account, especially if you’re an entrepreneur who’s just starting out. While it might not be mandatory for your business, and the prospect of opening one can seem overwhelming, a dedicated bank account...
What Kind of Company Should I Form?
What Kind of Company Should I Form?
There are several business types and structures to choose from. Each has its own list of pros and cons, including complexity of formation, liability protection, and tax implications. Here’s a quick overview of the common business types. Of course...
Guide to Being a Solopreneur
Guide to Being a Solopreneur
Let’s start by breaking some popular myths about being a solo entrepreneur. No, you're not going to fail just because you’re a solo founder; yes, you can get investors and raise capital; yes, millions of very successful businesses are run by solopreneurs...
What to Know About Quarterly Business Taxes
What to Know About Quarterly Business Taxes
If you work for an employer, you likely think about paying your taxes once a year. When you start earning money for yourself, however, everything changes. Although tax returns are only due once a year, the IRS wants you to pay your taxes on a much...
Small Business Tax Guide for New Owners
Small Business Tax Guide for New Owners
Taxes. Few would call them fun or easy, but they’re an especially daunting subject for new entrepreneurs. Most folks get the hang of doing their own individual taxes quickly and easily since they’re relatively simple and it’s easy to get advice...
When your business should use crowfunding to grow
When your business should use crowfunding to grow
One of the most difficult issues that any small business owner faces is how, when, and where to find funding to help their business grow. Even if you have a successful startup, you may not have the capital needed to take advantage of rising demand...
Next Steps After Making a Business Website
Next Steps After Making a Business Website
Congratulations, you’ve just finished building your new website. It’s beautiful, and I bet you’re excited. Now, how do you get people to visit it? There are lots of resources about driving traffic to your website with ads and social media. This...
Basic records for your small business
Basic records for your small business
We all know that it’s important to keep business records, but it’s not always clear what that entails. In fact, the SBA dedicated an entire education module to record-keeping as part of their Financial Education Curriculum series for small businesses...
Should I get a small business loan?
Should I get a small business loan?
In a recent study, 33% of small business owners said that one of their top challenges is getting enough working capital. If you’re one of the thousands of entrepreneurs in this group, you’ve probably thought about getting a business loan. There...
Social media support for entrepreneurs
Social media support for entrepreneurs
As a business owner, social media and customer service are probably both top of mind. Study after study has shown that good customer service will allow you to get and retain customers, while sub-par customer service will drive people away quickly....
How to hire your first employee
How to hire your first employee
Hiring the first employee for your small business can be an overwhelming endeavor. There are lots of stressful moments: from dealing with the administrative requirements, to budgeting for the considerable expense, to accepting the fact that you’re...
Moving money with ACH
Moving money with ACH
Have you ever heard of ACH transfers? If not, you’re in good company — the term is a pretty unintuitive bit of banking jargon. At Azlo, we believe ACH transfers are a great tool for entrepreneurs, so we’re here to help you learn about them and then...
How to report and pay taxes as a freelancer
How to report and pay taxes as a freelancer
The number of Americans freelancing is growing rapidly. According to the 2018 Freelancing in America report, the number of freelancers in the U.S. is now 57.3 million. That means 36% of the workforce has freelanced at some point in the past year...
Planning for retirement when you’re self-employed
Planning for retirement when you’re self-employed
Retirement planning can feel overwhelming for just about anyone — but it’s especially intimidating for freelancers and small business owners. Between the many possible options and the complex rules, finding the right retirement plan is no easy feat...
How to raise money for your new business
How to raise money for your new business
You’ve heard of legends who went from basement to boardroom. You may even have family or friends who started a business with nothing and are now running their own empire. One thing these inspiring stories often gloss over is the challenges that...
You can now share Azlo with your business partner(s)
You can now share Azlo with your business partner(s)
Starting a business involves a huge range of tasks and responsibilities and an equally wide range of skills. Although many entrepreneurs start their businesses alone (and solopreneurs can be extremely successful), many others find that they can get...
How to choose the best business loan
How to choose the best business loan
Okay, let’s set the stage: you have a growing business and you’re looking for working capital. After careful consideration and deliberation, you’ve decided that a business loan is the right choice for you and your business. Now, the question is...
How to accept payments for your small business
How to accept payments for your small business
At Azlo, we’re always thinking about an entrepreneur’s unique banking and financial needs. In addition to business banking (we have you covered there), every entrepreneur needs a way to get paid quickly, reliably, and securely — without being charged...
How much does it cost to start a business?
How much does it cost to start a business?
So, you’re an aspiring entrepreneur with a killer business idea and plenty of hustle. You know you’ve got the skills and the ambition to succeed. You might even have found the right business partner. All you need is some startup cash. But … how...
How do I form a business?
How do I form a business?
You’ve come up with a brilliant business idea. You’ve researched the market, estimated your profits, made a website, and even secured your social media handles. Now, you just need to figure out how to manage your business finances. So you run to...
Finding your target market
Finding your target market
Today, small businesses can realistically market to anyone, anywhere in the world. At the same time, customers can choose to patronize any one of the literal millions of businesses that sell online. As consumers, we’re overwhelmed by the options...
Crowdfunding your business
Crowdfunding your business
What’s crowdfunding? Benefits of crowdfunding for businesses Is crowdfunding the right fit for your business? Additional considerations and steps for equity-based crowdfunding How to run a successful crowdfunding campaign What’s crowdfunding...
Bookkeeping basics and FAQ with Jessica Fox
Bookkeeping basics and FAQ with Jessica Fox
Jessica Fox, the founder of Florida Virtual Bookkeeper, recently joined us to present a webinar on bookkeeping basics for entrepreneurs. If you’d like to watch the webinar, you can find the full recording here. If you only have a few minutes, though...
How to start bookkeeping for your small business
How to start bookkeeping for your small business
When you’re just starting out as an entrepreneur, there’s a long and admittedly overwhelming number of things to do and learn. Bookkeeping is one of the items on that list, and it’s a task that many new entrepreneurs dread or defer for a variety...
Choosing the right accounting software for your business
Choosing the right accounting software for your business
All too often, I talk with clients who say “I do my books once a year, in a panic, when I have to do my taxes.” And every time I hear this, my heart breaks a little. Not only is this a stressful way to live and do business, but it also means these...
How to come up with a business idea
How to come up with a business idea
If you’re reading this, you probably want to start a business but you’re not yet exactly sure what that business should do. Maybe you have ideas, but you’re not quite confident in them. Maybe you have a problem you want to solve, but you’re not...
4 ways to fund your business without getting a loan
4 ways to fund your business without getting a loan
Obtaining funding for your small business is often stressful, time-consuming, and occasionally risky. Unless you’re the owner of a Silicon Valley unicorn startup, you’re most likely bootstrapping your venture with personal savings or seeking a business...
An entrepreneur’s guide to negotiating your rates
An entrepreneur’s guide to negotiating your rates
Whether you are a freelancer or small business, entrepreneurs must master the art of negotiation in order to scale. Negotiating rates, prices, and deliverables is at the heart of profitability, especially for new businesses, yet many entrepreneurs...
Let’s talk shop
Let’s talk shop
We think our work is pretty cool. And the best part of it is talking with you, our customers and community. Like Danielle, a serial entrepreneur who’s creating an accountability app for freelancers, or Jessica, an expert bookkeeper who helps other...
The first year and beyond
The first year and beyond
At Azlo, we want every entrepreneur to have the financial tools, network, and support they need to succeed. This vision for better business banking inspired me to co-found the company, and it continues to guide us today. As I step in to lead Azlo...
To the entrepreneurs, hustlers, and founders
To the entrepreneurs, hustlers, and founders
A note of thanks to the Azlo community of founders, freelancers and friends as I move on to focus on new challenges and opportunities. Building and launching Azlo has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my career. Growing a team that’s passionate...
A lifetime of good work
A lifetime of good work
Today, we celebrate Martin Luther King, Jr.  He gave his life to work that had a powerful and lasting impact on the world, leaving a legacy so unique that this day is celebrated not as a day off, but rather a Day of Service, where people across the...
Get paid more ways
Get paid more ways
What are your business goals for 2019? If they include “get paid,” we have a few updates that might help. Read on to learn about a couple of recent changes that expand your options for getting paid with Azlo. New integrations with PayPal and Square
Tax and accounting tips from Jay Holmes, CPA
Tax and accounting tips from Jay Holmes, CPA
Earlier this month, we sat down with Jay Holmes, CPA and principle at Blueback Accounting, for an informal Q&A about how freelancers, small business owners, and other entrepreneurs can set themselves up for financial success in the 2019 tax season...
Business Tax Preparation and Benefits
Business Tax Preparation and Benefits
Azlo teamed up with Certified Public Accountant, Jay Holmes - Quickbooks Pro Advisor and principal at Blueback Accounting for this webinar that covers: The basics of setting up your accounting system and tools to use for a seamless proces s. ...
Maximizing Your Social Media Holiday Strategy
Maximizing Your Social Media Holiday Strategy
Azlo partnered with MeetEdgar to host a webinar on social media strategy for small business owners. Learn more about MeetEdgar at https://meetedgar.com/
A spotlight on Azlo ecommerce entrepreneurs
A spotlight on Azlo ecommerce entrepreneurs
For the holiday sales season, we wrote a series of posts to help entrepreneurs with ecommerce businesses: we covered core strategies for making the season a success, how to use digital payment tools to increase sales, and smart ways to automate your...
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Super Mamás
Celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month with Super Mamás
Azlo celebrates Hispanic Heritage month by featuring Azlo entrepreneurs Paulina Lopez-Velazquez & Bricia Lopez, co-hosts and founders of Super Mamás Podcast & restaurateurs of Guelaguetza in Los Angeles. This sister duo has become a powerhouse for...
What today’s labor market means for business owners
What today’s labor market means for business owners
The U.S. unemployment rate recently dropped to 3.7%, the lowest in nearly 50 years. This is good news for workers and the economy as a whole, but it’s making it hard for employers — including small business owners — to find and retain employees.
Selling at craft fairs, maker shops, and pop-up stores
Selling at craft fairs, maker shops, and pop-up stores
The shop small movement is going strong. According to data released in late November 2018, U.S. consumers spent an estimated $17.8 billion (a record high) at independent retailers and restaurants. This upward trend has been gaining momentum since...
How entrepreneurship is evolving in the U S
How entrepreneurship is evolving in the U S
Over the years, entrepreneurship inevitably changes. It’s helpful for entrepreneurs — and especially the services and resources that hope to support them — to know and understand these changes and trends. The business owners of today and tomorrow...
5 steps to plan for a successful year
5 steps to plan for a successful year
1. Assess the past year At the end of the year, business owners are closing out their books, preparing their year-end financials, and getting ready for tax season. This is also a great time to review your goals for the past year, assess your growth...
Marketing tools for your eccommerce business
Marketing tools for your eccommerce business
This November, we’ve got eccommerce on our minds. In earlier posts this month, we wrote about preparing for the holiday season and using digital payments to increase sales. Today, we’re covering marketing tools that will help you reach more customers...
Increase ecommerce sales with digital payments
Increase ecommerce sales with digital payments
Ecommerce businesses are quickly approaching the first big day of the holiday season: Black Friday. Making the most of the holiday season (a critical time for small ecommerce business) requires the right strategy and tools. In this guide, we’re focusing...
Supporting entrepreneurship and economic development
Supporting entrepreneurship and economic development
States across the U.S. spend billions of dollars every year on economic development, providing tax breaks, infrastructure, and programming to support small businesses. Azlo understands the importance of economic development in the small businesses...
How to crush the 2018 ecommerce holiday season
How to crush the 2018 ecommerce holiday season
If you have an ecommerce small business, then you’re probably already preparing for the 2018 holiday season. According to a forecast from Deloitte, U.S. shoppers could spend as much as $134 billion online this holiday season, an increase of almost...
How online lenders are changing business loans
How online lenders are changing business loans
The small business lending market in the United States is estimated to be worth around $180 billion. That’s a lot of money — it’s enough to give a loan of $287,000 to each of the 627,000 small businesses that are established each year. It’s not enough...
How the freelance economy benefits entreprenerus
How the freelance economy benefits entreprenerus
Over the past couple of decades, there’s been a huge and fundamental shift in the relationship between people and their work; workers and their employers. Freelance workers now make up more than a third of the U.S. workforce, and experts believe...
Connect more tools with Azlo
Connect more tools with Azlo
We’ve been doing some behind-the-scenes work to help you use Azlo more easily alongside the other tools you use to manage your business and your finance. Because of that work, you can now easily connect your Azlo account with popular accounting...
Announcing bill pay and support for more businesses
Announcing bill pay and support for more businesses
Today, we’re excited to announce two improvements that let Azlo work harder for your business. Introducing bill pay We’ve always offered the ability to send payments electronically, with the payee’s account and routing number. By talking with...
How Azlo is redefining business banking
How Azlo is redefining business banking
There are dozens of services that help entrepreneurs and business-owners move money, store money, save money, and borrow money. Choices are good … and many choices can be bewildering. If you’re exploring different financial tools and services for your...