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

How Google My Business Works for Owners

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Technology, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

Local SEO is a must for virtually all small businesses. While pretty similar to ‘regular’ SEO practices, targeting a local audience allows businesses to promote their products and services to customers in a specific area, in real time. Because connecting with the community is so vital for small business success, Google has developed a way for small businesses to stand … Read More

Three Great Options for Medical Practice Financing

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Alternative Financing, Business Credit, Business Working Capital, Capital Advance, UncategorizedLeave a Comment

If you’re a doctor on the lookout for business financing, it can be tricky to sort through all the noise. Just about every website pitches loans that promise they’re the one—the perfect fit for your medical practice. But, even after all those years of training in their field, most doctors don’t have a good sense of where to start on … Read More

Unique Small Business Loan Alternatives for Women-Owned Businesses

Steve O'ConnorFunding Options, Small Business Financing, Women in Business, Women Owned BusinessesLeave a Comment

It seems like now more than ever, women are taking charge—harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit and opening their own businesses—officially bucking the trend of working for the man. While this makes it sound like women are finally getting ahead by creating their own job opportunities, they still face some challenges obtaining the funding needed to help their businesses get off the … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay for So-Called ‘Business Debt Relief’

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Fraud and Security, Info, News, Small Business Financing, Small Business Trends, Women Owned BusinessesLeave a Comment

Debt Relief

As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware that even a solid business plan and a great product won’t protect you completely from unexpected downturns. Markets change, your costs can rise — and suddenly, you’re struggling to meet your obligations. This is when you may start noticing sales pitches from companies that offer a quick and easy solution to your stress. Here’s … Read More

Why a Branded Email Domain is Critical for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Fraud and Security, TechnologyLeave a Comment

Chances are, you probably have a Gmail account. Yourname@gmail.com, right? Now, this is all well and good—perfect for emailing your friends, connecting to your Facebook account and signing up for promotional offers. But, it’s not really the appropriate communications channel for small business inquiries. For starters, your email address makes more of an impression than you might imagine. For example, … Read More

Why Communication with your Funding Provider is Important

Steve O'ConnorAlternative Financing, Bank Loans, Business Working Capital, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Small Business FinancingLeave a Comment

Good communication between two parties is always important, especially when dealing with sensitive topics—like money. It is important for both parties to be on the same page and in sync with each other to avoid any miscommunication. Business Owners that used to  borrow  from banks increasingly turn to alternative capital  providers to fund their business dreams. These non-traditional providers allow … Read More

5 Reasons Why a Capital Advance Is Better Than a Salon Loan

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Capital Advance, Salon loanLeave a Comment

Don’t hamper the chances of your salon making it by buying into the myth that a business loan is going to take better care of you than a capital advance. For any small business, especially a salon, it’s crucial to have some capital to work with, as you’re vulnerable to unexpected price hikes in products, fluxes in client traffic, and … Read More