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

DMCA Takedown Notices: What They Are and How to Respond
How should you respond if you receive a DMCA takedown notice?
Business Owner's Policy for Small Business
A business owners’ insurance policy is a one-stop shop that all owners need.
Hazard Insurance for Small Businesses
Unless you have the money to replace all of your business property, and satisfy any judgments or settlements against you stemming from accidents or mistakes, you need “hazard” insurance.
Are You Personally Liable for Your Business's Debts?
Learn the situations in which you can be held personally responsible for your business’s debts--and vice versa.
What to Do If a Client Won't Pay
Sooner or later most independent business owners find themselves facing down a client who hasn’t paid up. Use this step-by-step method when clients don’t or won’t pay you.
How to Start a Hookah Lounge
Learn the ins and outs of opening a hookah lounge.
Business Acquisitions: Asset or Stock Sale
Learn the many reasons to use an asset sale or stock sale when acquiring a business.
How to Start a Clothing Line
Learn how to fashion your clothing line into a business.
How to Start a Delivery Service
Learn about the different types of delivery services and how to start one.
What Is an Implied Contract?
Just because an agreement isn’t written down doesn’t mean a contract doesn’t exist.