Shelly Garcia

Shelly Garcia is a veteran journalist and marketing professional who has worked with small- and mid-sized business owners for more than 25 years. As a journalist she had a front-row seat to the skills and strategies that successful business owners employ as well as the challenges they face. Her work has appeared in the Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Los Angeles Business Journal and Adweek magazine, among others.


Articles By Shelly Garcia

How to Use a Lawsuit or Collection Agency to Get Paid
Learn about the available legal responses when a client won’t pay.
What to Do if a Client Won't Pay
Follow these steps to collect outstanding payments.
Transferring ownership of Your LLC
Use this guide to plan and execute your exit strategy.
What is a Registered Agent?
You must have a registered agent when your business entity is a corporation, limited liability company (LLC), or limited partnership.
What Is an Independent Contractor?
You can do almost any job as an independent contractor, but that doesn’t mean anyone can be an independent contractor.
What is a DBA (Doing Business As) and Do You Need One?
The question, “What’s in a name?” isn’t just philosophical when it comes to naming your business.
How to Choose a Business Name
A lot of thought goes into choosing a name for your company
How to Register a Business Name
Learn the steps for registering your business name.
Why You Need to Write a Business Plan
A good business plan can help you turn your idea into a well-oiled company.
How to Start an Online Business
Learn the steps you need to take to run your business online