Protecting Your Restaurant’s Network in the Age of Hackers

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Operations, Cashflow, Fraud and Security, Merchant Cash Advance, Restaurant1 Comment

With retail computer network breaches becoming increasingly common and garnering more media attention, restaurant owners have a responsibility to keep their customers’ personal and financial information private. Preventive strategies can help keep your customers’ information safe and your business running. Here’s some advice you can use to help keep your restaurant’s network secure.

Do you know who your small business funding company is?

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Alternative Financing, Business Operations, Capital Advance, Fraud and Security, Funding Options, Merchant Cash Advance, Small Business Financing, Small Business TrendsLeave a Comment

The market for providing capital solutions to small business is dynamic and crowded. For every new company eager to launch is a lender at the ready to provide financial back-up. And as a result of the rise in demand, funding companies and brokers are advertising and promoting their brands through every possible channel. They’re looking to drive customers to their … Read More

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

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

A cashier scanning a smartphone for purchase.

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

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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, Uncategorized2 Comments

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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 Trends38 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

Portrait of beautiful young woman sitting in front of manager and senior leader during a job interview. Senior business people in conversation with a young business woman. Recruiter checking the candidate during job interview.

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 Financing1 Comment

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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