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

When Can I Charge Late Fees or Finance Charges?
You don’t have to grin and bear it when customers don’t pay on time.
What to Do When You Receive a Demand Letter
Whether it comes as a surprise or it’s expected, a demand letter is nothing to trifle with.
Contract Negotiation: 8 Strategies
Learn the strategies for getting what you want in a contract negotiation.
Are You Personally Liable for Your Business's Debts?
Learn the steps you can take to protect your personal assets from debts your business owes.
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 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.
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.