Can a small business use Zelle (and other tools like it)?

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Cashflow, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

Cashless payments are emerging in all areas of global commerce because of their safety and convenience. These cashless payments reduce the risk of cash handling and are compatible with several systems that make global transactions possible and traceable. They can take on several forms, from “primitive” credit and debit cards, and online transfers, to more technologically-forward mobile apps, mobile wallets, … Read More

Wellen team member earns prestigious CPA Exam Award

Jim TeppenUncategorizedLeave a Comment

The American Institute of Certified Public Accountancy (AICPA) has announced the 2018 winners of The Elijah Watt Sells Award, and among them is Wellen’s very own Joe Cassata! This prestigious award, named after one of America’s first CPAs is given to high performing candidates who pass all four sections of the Uniform CPA exam on the first attempt and achieve … Read More

Amazon’s Rise Fills Small Business Needs

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Small Business Trends, Technology, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Amazon is not only shaping how people shop online — more than 75 percent of US online consumers shop on Amazon most of the time — the retail goliath is changing how business owners supply their offices. Finding the right office space requires a great deal of work and effort: from weighing all the pros and cons of a location … Read More

Expert Tips for Renting Office Space for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Info, Small Business Trends15 Comments

There’s a lot to think about when you’re looking into renting office space for your business. You’re going to want to weigh everything from how much space you need to who your landlord will be and what their reputation is. Given that renting office space will most likely end up being one of the biggest expenses for your company, you … Read More

How to Recruit Top Talent for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Employee Management, Info, Small Business Financing2 Comments

Having the right, motivated talent is essential for your small business to grow. However, recruiting that talent is a job in and of itself — and it is not an easy one. By knowing where to search for talent and what to offer them, you’ll be able to get the right people on your team. Here are our best insights … Read More

Has “Alternative Finance” Gone Mainstream?

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Alternative Financing, Business Operations, Small Business Financing2 Comments

Did your favorite college band stop being cool when they ‘sold out’ and wrote their first radio hit?  Does anyone remember that you heard of them first?  Probably not.  But that doesn’t make the music any less compelling.  It’s just as good as it always was – making it popular doesn’t really change anything.  Following suit from music and popular … Read More

4 Questions to Always Ask Before You Take A Capital Advance

Ed JobCapital Advance, Info, Small Business FinancingLeave a Comment

Most small business owners are familiar with the capital advance product. Emails, calls and even snail mail offers happen regularly as part of the ordinary course of operating your business. Recently, you may have seen articles in the news that highlighted specific practices of some providers of capital advances. You know there are dozens of companies who offer a capital … Read More

Wellen Named to the Inc.5000 List

Jim Teppen2018 Trends, NewsLeave a Comment

Wellen Capital Ranks No. 2217 on the 2018 Inc. 5000 Chicago — August 15, 2018  Inc. magazine today listed Wellen Capital on its annual Inc. 5000, the most prestigious ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents a unique look at the most successful companies within the American economy’s most dynamic segment— its independent small and midsized businesses. … Read More

Gibraltar Capital Advance is now Wellen Capital

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Alternative Financing, Small Business Financing, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

GIBRALTAR CAPITAL ADVANCE REBRANDS AS WELLEN CAPITAL Announces WellenScore Application Scoring System Chicago, IL – June 4, 2018.  Today, Gibraltar Capital Advance announced they have changed their name to Wellen Capital, LLC.  Following the successful sale of related company Gibraltar Business Capital, LLC in February of this year, parent company TZ Mountain Capital Holdings, LLC began the process of re-branding … Read More