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Helpful Topics and Guides In Response to COVID-19
Paycheck Protection Program Extended to August 8th, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Extended to August 8th, 2020
On the evening of Tuesday, June 30th, the US Senate voted unanimously to extend the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) through August 8th, 2020. That is a 5-week extension to the program. The PPP was introduced as a way for small businesses, as well...
Tips on Starting Your Own Online Store
Tips on Starting Your Own Online Store
In a very short period of time, the coronavirus pandemic is creating massive shifts in our economy and the way we work and live at large. In turn, we entrepreneurs are tasked with discovering ways to swiftly adapt and innovate. As you might imagine...
Azlo Business Foundry Project
Azlo Business Foundry Project
With historic levels of unemployment in the U.S. due to the pandemic, Azlo is stepping up to help. Enter the Azlo Business Foundry Project. The initiative was a response to the dramatic economic effect COVID-19 is having on people’s lives. If you...
PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs
PPP Loan Forgiveness FAQs
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...
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...
Taking an accidental business to the next level
Taking an accidental business to the next level
Our journey into entrepreneurship began in 2012 when we launched a Kickstarter campaign. The story goes back a little further, however, to 2007 when we rescued a kitty named Mr. B. He quickly became our hobby as well as a kitty, and over the years...
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...
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 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...
What type of company should I form?
What type 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...
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...