How to Build a Positive Office Culture

Few workers relish in the thought of punching the clock week after week — hence the popularity of the office lottery pool. But there’s a stark difference between not wanting to work and despising every minute spent doing so.   A poor office culture can do a lot more than decrease employee satisfaction, though that alone should be concerning. When employees aren’t happy, productivity drops, negativity spreads, and turnover increases — all things that can, directly and indirectly, eat away Read More

How to Make the Most of Your Credit Card Miles This Summer

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As a business owner, you can earn travel points and miles on your everyday expenses. But you don’t have to use those rewards for your business if you don’t want to. Whether you have a business trip coming up or need a getaway to recalibrate, here are some things you can do to make the most of your credit card miles and points this summer. 1. Understand your redemption options There are several business travel credit cards out there and Read More

How to Use Travel Rewards to Grow Your Business

Business credit card rewards may not sound like an important part of your business strategy, but they can help you expand your business if you use them correctly. Specifically, travel rewards may help you do things that you might not have the cash flow to do otherwise. If you have a business travel credit card or are considering getting one, here are some ways you can use those rewards to take your business to the next level. 3 ways to Read More

How This Baker Went From an Online Business to a Opening a Storefront

Rachel Dunston is the talented entrepreneur behind Rachel Makes More Cake, a popular bakeshop in Clovis, California. Dunston began her business on Instagram, posting photos of her uniquely decorated cakes and taking orders for local pickup and delivery only. Recently, she’s made the shift from an exclusively online business to a brick-and-mortar store. Dunston spoke with Nav about how she’s navigated that change and overcome a few bumps in the road. Online: The Perfect Place to Start Dunston chose to Read More

How to Take Full Advantage of Your Credit Card Rewards

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Business rewards credit cards can provide a lot of value to business owners, but it takes a little legwork to make the most of them. Regardless of what type of rewards you prefer or how you spend your money, it’s important to approach credit card rewards strategically, so you can get the biggest bang for your buck. Here are some tips to help you get on the right track. Improve your credit You can qualify for rewards credit cards with Read More

How This Sailing Business Used an Equipment Loan and Credit Cards to Make a Dream Come True

Mandy Rosello and her husband Joe are truly living their dreams. The two enjoyed sailing and international travel, so they found a way to make a career of it. Together, they run Sailing Kuma Too, a sailing charter company operating a 47-foot catamaran out of Dunedin, Florida, just west of Tampa Bay. The business offers single- and multi-day charters, sunset cruises, and half-day excursions in the Tampa area. The Rosellos are excited to expand their business to the U.S. and Read More

8 Business Credit Card Perks You Didn’t Know You Had

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Business credit cards can be great for their rewards and introductory 0% APR promotions, but some of their most valuable features often go unnoticed. Depending on the card, though, you could have the potential for significant value at your fingertips. Here are seven business credit card perks that you may have on your card and can help you get more value than you’re already gaining by using it regularly. 1. Rental car insurance Most credit cards offer rental car insurance. Read More

Is There Such a Thing as Guaranteed Approval for Bad Business Credit?

Loan applications and bad credit are like oil and vinegar – they don’t mix together well. Whether you’re searching for a business loan or financing on the personal side, trying to find a lender who will let you borrow money with bad credit can be a frustrating process. If you have bad credit and you’re searching for financing, statements like “guaranteed approval” and “no credit check loans” can be very appealing. Could a guaranteed business loan be the answer to Read More

How Credit Card Perks Can Help Grow Your Business This Summer

The best business credit cards offer great rewards every time you use them, but sometimes a card’s rewards program overshadows its perks, which can also provide significant value. Not all credit card perks are created equal, though, so it’s important to know what’s available if you’re looking for a new card. Here are some of the top business credit card perks available and how they can help you take your business to the next level. Introductory 0% APR promotion A Read More

Meet The American Edge: Nav’s Business Grant Runner-Up

Matthew Rowell owns The American Edge, a B2B knife-sharpening business run out of Lee, New Hampshire. His goal is to help end consumerism and encourage people to maintain high-quality equipment. While he sets up shop at farmers markets and other gatherings, he’s looking to add a mobile sharpening station to his business to roll right up to any business that could use his services. The American Edge is the first runner-up for the Nav Business Grant, and Matthew took some Read More