Desi Mom Diaries: Bringing Up Baby in America

Desi Mom Diaries: Bringing Up Baby in America

Deepika Jain, shares what she’s learned about raising children in America. When you’re a new, financially insecure immigrant, raising a child isn’t easy. This is especially true if your new country is vastly different culturally from your home country, as is the United States compared to India.   My husband and I arrived in USA […]

8 Commonsense Ways for Building Value in Your Company 3

8 Great Ways to Build Value in Your Company – And Score a BIG Payoff

Hard work, common sense and a commitment to customer service can build tremendous value in a company – and potentially lead to a very big payoff. Overview Ten years ago, two brothers from South Africa came to America looking to make it in the music business. After studying at Boston’s fabled Berklee College of Music, Gary […]

Credit Card Financing 101

The Risks and Rewards of Credit Card Financing

Countless entrepreneurs have used credit cards to finance their businesses. But be careful how you use them, there are risks involved. Countless entrepreneurs have used credit cards to finance their businesses because they had nowhere else to turn. Their numbers are growing. According to a recent survey by the National Small Business Association, credit cards […]

Small-Business Financing: Four Success Tips

4 Can’t-Miss Tips for Financing Your Business

How did successful fashion entrepreneur Eddie Wang raise the money he needed to run Toula, his multimillion-dollar women’s apparel manufacturing business?  He slowly built good credit and invested years in building a strong working relationship with his bank. Eddie Wang … slowly built good credit and invested years in building a strong working relationship with his […]

The Seven Keys to Raising Start-up Money

The Seven Keys to Raising Startup Money

How did this immigrant entrepreneur parlays his savings, sweat equity, friendship and enthusiasm to realize his dream of teaching American kids to play world-class soccer? Like many immigrant entrepreneurs, Aziz Makhani didn’t need millions of dollars to launch his big idea. To make KickShot, his soccer board game, a reality, he needed less than $50,000 in startup funds.  […]

Finding a Loan When Banks Drag Their Heels

How to Find a Loan When Banks Drag Their Heels

After months of searching for financing, one Indian immigrant found funding through Intuit’s Loan Finder. Last year Khush Hans realized he had to do something about his company’s cash flow. Because of rising fuel prices, the customers patronizing his five ARCO gas stations and convenience stores had started to cut back on purchases of higher-margin items or […]

Immpreneur's Guide To Credit

Manage Your Credit to Live the American Dream

Of all the ingredients in a successful business, access to credit is the most frequently overlooked. Credit is, quite simply, the engine that builds big businesses out of start-ups, and makes the American dream possible.   “How far your business goes often depends on how well you manage your credit.” Do you have to establish […]