Tips for Small Business Growth

In honor of National Small Business Week, we hosted a #BizSmallTalk Twitter chat to talk about ways small businesses can grow.  

Topic: Tips for Small Business Growth

When: Thursday, May 7 at 4 p.m. ET.

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The chat included: Darla Beggs, Chairman of the Board for the National Association of Women Business Owners, Tom Gazaway, President of LenCred, Karlene Sinclair-Robinson, Small Business Advocate, Gerri Detweiler, Director of Education for, Meredith Wood, Editor-in-Chief at Fundera, Brian Ward, Senior Director for Experian Business Information Services,  and Mike Delgado – Social Media Community Manager at Experian.

Questions We Discussed:

  • Q1: What things should a small business owner prepare once they start and file a business?
  • Q2: Why is it wise to keep good business records?
  • Q3: What steps should a small business owner take before applying for a business loan?
  • Q4: How should they go about getting funding for their business?
  • Q5: What do you know about business credit?
  • Q6: How do you improve your business credit report and score?
  • Q7: How can monitoring a small business’s credit report help it grow?
  • Q8: What are some advantages to keeping personal and business credit reports separate?
  • Q9: What types of questions should a small business owner ask themselves when working with suppliers?
  • Q10: Any final thoughts on how small businesses can grow?

Complete Tweetchat Storified: