Survey: 46% of small business owners worried they don’t have enough money to reopen

Even as states and cities allow more businesses to reopen, many entrepreneurs are anxious about doing so. Nearly half of small business owners worry they cannot afford to resume normal operations following mandated closures to slow the spread of COVID-19. New survey data from LendingTree shows 46% of small businesses owners cite funding as the … Read more

18 Tips for Small Business Owners Impacted by Coronavirus

Curfews and shelter-in-place orders, restricting food services to takeout only, and general social distancing have impacted the bottom lines of many small businesses. Although most small businesses can expect highs and lows in demand throughout the year, you can usually plan ahead for those times. The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has changed all of this. The … Read more

Need a Job? 12 Ways to Make Money in the Coronavirus Age

Whether you believe the hysteria surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic or not, one thing is sure:  The Coronavirus is impacting countless households when it comes to finances.  Those who are brave enough to check the status of their 401K accounts have seen steady drops. Investors are scrambling. Events are canceled for the foreseeable future. However, the people hit … Read more

What the $2T Coronavirus Aid Package Could Mean for U.S. Small Businesses

Over the past few weeks, locally-owned businesses around the world have been facing unprecedented challenges. We want you to know that we are in this with you and here to help. On Friday, the president signed into law a coronavirus relief package that should help many small businesses reeling from coronavirus shutdowns and slowdowns. Below, … Read more

35 Small Businesses You Can Start for $1,000 or Less

Small businesses have a huge impact on the economy. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration, there are 30.2 million small businesses, and they make up 99.9% of businesses in the nation. Business owners help create jobs and provide needed services in their local communities. Want to join the ranks of small business owners yourself? If … Read more

Avoid These 7 Common Side-Hustle Mistakes

If you’re thinking of starting a side hustle, you’re in good company. According to a survey by VistaPrint, 27% of respondents reported having a side gig. Whether you’re a college student or a retiree, earning extra income makes a lot of sense. It can give you some breathing room in your budget, boost your retirement nest … Read more

25 of the Hottest Markets for Rideshare Drivers

When it comes to driving for rideshare services like Uber or Lyft, where you work has a big impact on your earning potential. Ideally speaking, you want to drive in an area that has a consistent demand and where you’re not competing with too many other drivers. We set out to find the best markets for rideshare … Read more

13 Side Hustles You’ve Probably Never Heard Of

By now you’re probably pretty familiar with all the mainstream side hustles out there, like becoming a delivery-partner with Uber or delivering food with DoorDash. But if you’re in need of some extra cash and none of the usual suspects for side gigs sound appealing, worry not. The gig industry is gi-normous (yes, that’s a word) and fortunately … Read more

The Best & Worst Cities for Working From Home

Working from home has never been easier. Thanks to advances in technology, many professionals can plow through their to-do lists from the comfort of their couch. However, some cities are better for remote work than others. Cities that are more appealing to telecommuters have higher earning power for the remote workers who live there and … Read more

Here’s How Much it Costs to Start a Business in Every Industry

Using data from the Census Bureau, LendingTree researchers estimated the average startup costs for businesses in a wide range of industries. Most business owners (21%) launch their venture with less than $5,000. But initial costs could exceed $3 million, depending on industry and other startup factors. Our findings include both average and median costs to start … Read more