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 Trends3 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 FinancingLeave a Comment

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 Financing1 Comment

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

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