Small Business Resource Center
Building Great Places to Work
Pinnacle recently hosted a panel of business leaders who have been recognized by the Nashville Business Journal for building great places to work. Here are some takeaways that you can implement in your own company.
SBA 7(a) Loans: A Financing Alternative for All Growing Businesses
Obtaining financing for a venture can be a challenge for business owners who don’t qualify for conventional loans. One option for entrepreneurs who want to start or expand a business is the SBA 7(a) program. Learn more about what the program entails, who is eligible and what the funds can be used for.
5 Ways to Finance a Startup
Access to funding is one of the most important elements of getting your new business off the ground. Fortunately, you have options. Here are five ways you can get financing for your startup.
4 Questions for Family Businesses
Family owned businesses operate day to day like any other company, but they do have special considerations to keep in mind. Here are some factors to consider when planning for your family business’s future.
Building Trust: Beyond the Basics
Building trust matters in all aspects of leadership, whether at the office, with your family, at church or in the community. The “why” is obvious, but the “how” is a little more complex. Go beyond the basics to become not only trusted, but indispensable.
Navigating International Trade
About 95 percent of the world’s consumers live outside of the United States. Making the transition from domestic to international trade can be challenging for U.S. companies, but the risks can be managed. Find out how.
Detect Wire Fraud before it is Too Late
Wire fraud is a favorite tactic of criminals because they can move large sums quickly and are difficult to reverse. Learn about fraudsters’ tricks of the trade so you can watch for unusual activity and prevent large losses from your business accounts.
4 Options for Maturing Loans
Part of smart financing is having a plan in place when your commercial loan matures. Begin talking to your financial advisor several months before your term ends to help determine which course of action is best for you and your business. Here are four options.
Making Payments: Purchasing or Credit Card?
Commercial credit cards are a great payment method for most businesses, but some may need even more card-level control and flexibility than a standard card can offer. That's where corporate purchasing cards come into play. Learn more about purchasing cards and whether they're a good fit for your business.