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[VIDEO] 3 Easy Ways to Make the Most of Alignable

[VIDEO] 3 Easy Ways to Make the Most of Alignable

Whether you're new to Alignable (👋) or have been a member for ages, you might be wondering how you can make the most of it to grow your business. Luckily, you're in the right spot. In the below video, resident advocacy marketer and small business owner Sue Brooke...

Your Complete Guide to Hosting Virtual Events on Alignable

Your Complete Guide to Hosting Virtual Events on Alignable

Our digital-first world is bursting with new opportunities to take your business to the next level. And because you’re here, on Alignable, building connections, leading groups, and growing your network, you’re already off to a great start. One way to boost your...

6 Business Boosting Benefits of Networking

6 Business Boosting Benefits of Networking

It’s as true in business as it is in life: relationships are everything. Build the right ones, and your business will flourish. And by the ‘right’ ones, we’re not just talking about customer relationships. As crucial as those are, there are plenty of benefits to...

3 Member-Tested Ways to Get a Quick Win on Alignable

3 Member-Tested Ways to Get a Quick Win on Alignable

New to Alignable? You might be wondering what you need to do to build relationships and create opportunities. Good news: It’s easier than you think to get a quick win right away and keep building off your success.  3 Easy Ways to Get the Business-Boosting...

Your Quickstart Guide to Success on Alignable

Your Quickstart Guide to Success on Alignable

Alignable is the go-to for business owners looking to meet other business owners. In fact, we built it just for you and our mission is to help you succeed. There's so much you can do to build relationships, find community, and actualize the vision you always dreamed...

Financing your business

How COVID-19 Changed Small Business Financing

How COVID-19 Changed Small Business Financing

Home >> Financing Solutions >> How COVID Changed Small Business Financing When COVID hit in 2020, everything changed—from the way you do business to the way you network. And that means how you finance your business changed, too. So how...

Small Business Funding: A Total Guide to Financing Options

Small Business Funding: A Total Guide to Financing Options

Home >> Financing Solutions >> Complete Guide to Small Business Funding Securing financing is critical to the success of your business. And with more options than ever, seeking small business funding, or just understanding what’s out...

5 Groups to Join for Answers to Your Finance Questions

5 Groups to Join for Answers to Your Finance Questions

Home >> Financing Solutions >> Finance Groups to Join on Alignable Whether you’re looking for financing solutions to grow your business now or want to better understand the process, joining a group on Alignable can help. In groups, you...

8 Types of Small Business Loans & How They Work

8 Types of Small Business Loans & How They Work

Home >> Financing Solutions >> Types of Small Business Loans & How They Work Loans give you the money you need to invest in your business and help it succeed. But they’re not always easy to understand. With so many different types of small business loans and...

Financing Solutions: Ratings and Reviews

Financing Solutions: Ratings and Reviews

Home >> Financing Solutions >> Ratings and Reviews Whether you want to finance your growing business now or better understand your options for the future, it’s important to know what solutions exist and how they work. That’s why we put together this list of the top...

[VIDEO] Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Explained

[VIDEO] Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Explained

Home >> Bankruptcy >> Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Explained If you have debt as a result of the pandemic that you're struggling to pay off, you have options. And that doesn't mean closing your business. Below, you'll find Chapter 11 bankruptcy explained by our partners at...

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and SBRA Resources

Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and SBRA Resources

Home >> Bankruptcy >> Chapter 11 Bankruptcy and SBRA Resources At the advice of our lawyers let us first say… we are not lawyers and nothing within these documents should be considered legal advice. We created this content simply to educate business owners about...

A Guide to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

A Guide to the Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019

Home >> Bankruptcy >> Small Business Reorganization Act The Small Business Reorganization Act of 2019 (SBRA) was sponsored by Senators Grassley, Whitehouse, Tillis, Klobuchar, Ernst, and Blumenthal and signed into law in August 2019. It then became available to small...

Finding and keeping customers

[VIDEO] Top Event Planning Tips to Help Your Business Grow

[VIDEO] Top Event Planning Tips to Help Your Business Grow

Both online and in-person events are a huge opportunity for small business owners. From connecting with customers and prospects to building a bigger, better referral network, there’s no limit to what well-run events can do for your business. But what is a successful...

How to Create Virtual Event Invitations That Wow Attendees

How to Create Virtual Event Invitations That Wow Attendees

In case you missed it, hosting virtual events is a must-do for your small business. You can raise awareness, generate leads, gain referrals, build relationships, solve problems, learn, and retain customers. But that’s only if people show up—and they’ll only show up if...

Virtual Events Guide: Ultimate Playbook for Small Biz Owners

Virtual Events Guide: Ultimate Playbook for Small Biz Owners

While COVID could have drawn us all further apart, instead it has opened up new opportunities to build relationships and connect in an online world. And events are one of the best ways to tap into those opportunities—that’s why we created this virtual events guide to...

9 Fun Virtual Event Ideas That Hit Your Business Goals

9 Fun Virtual Event Ideas That Hit Your Business Goals

Meet-ups. Workshops. Webinars. Parties (yes, parties!). These are just some of the virtual event ideas your business can try. So if you haven't jumped on the events train yet, you should! They can help you hit your goals—whether you’re looking to generate leads,...

8 Tips to Easily Hosting Online Events for Your B2C Business

8 Tips to Easily Hosting Online Events for Your B2C Business

Virtual events and classes have catapulted to superstardom over the past year. From Pilates to paint night to pastry-making, the options are endless when it comes to hosting online events that delight your customers.  Even if you haven’t jumped on the virtual...

6 Easy Ways Restaurant Owners Can Thrive in Today’s World

6 Easy Ways Restaurant Owners Can Thrive in Today’s World

Restaurant owners, you know just how tough it’s been since Covid hit. But you haven’t let that stop you. Through innovation and creativity, you’ve found ways to grow your business. And you’re sharing that knowledge with the whole community, so everyone can succeed. To...

10 Digital Trends to Grow Your Small Business

10 Digital Trends to Grow Your Small Business

It's a digital world now, even more than before a global pandemic. Despite the chaotic circumstances, you were quick to adapt and innovate so your businesses could not only survive but thrive. And much of that innovation happened because you picked up new technology...

3 Things You Need to Host Virtual Events That Standout

3 Things You Need to Host Virtual Events That Standout

If you host virtual events, you know that there's no turning back. In fact, 93% of organizations plan to invest in virtual events moving forward, says the Post-Covid-19 Event Outlook Report. The benefits of taking your events online are vast, from reaching a global...

Business Owners Share: The Best Ways to Grow Your Business

Business Owners Share: The Best Ways to Grow Your Business

If you’re looking to grow your business, you came to the right place. With six million Alignable members (and counting), you'll have access to the best member-tested tips to boost growth. 6 Ways to Grow Your Business from Successful Business Owners Why start from...

The Road to Recovery for Small Business

The Road to Recovery for Small Business

This last year or so has thrown a lot of curveballs—Covid, lockdowns, changing customer needs, adapting your business to operate online—just to name a few. While many of you are still struggling with the effects, you're also finding new, better ways to operate. And...

Your Expert-Backed Covid Relief & PPP Guide

Your Expert-Backed Covid Relief & PPP Guide

The government COVID relief options, while helpful, are a lot to navigate. The rules seem to change daily—use this form, no, that one!—and many of you are too overwhelmed to even apply. But if you’re like 85% of small businesses in a recent Alignable poll, you need...

Finding and keeping employees

Hiring Solutions: Ratings and Reviews

Hiring Solutions: Ratings and Reviews

Home >> Hiring Solutions >> Hiring Ratings and Reviews Whether you’re hiring or looking to pick up some extra hours as a side hustle, the top hiring solutions remain the same. According to our member survey and the ratings and reviews provided by our...

Hiring Groups to Join on Alignable

Hiring Groups to Join on Alignable

Home >> Hiring Solutions >> Hiring Groups to Join on Alignable Whether you’re looking for exceptional candidates or a side gig to boost your bottom line, joining a group on Alignable is a great place to start. In groups, you can connect with fellow small business...

How to Choose the Right Job Posting Sites & Solutions

How to Choose the Right Job Posting Sites & Solutions

Home >> Hiring Solutions >> How to Choose the Right Job Posting Sites & Solutions Finding employees who show up on time, are trustworthy, and provide a great customer experience was a challenge before COVID, but now it's even tougher. For many, the...