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, Info, 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

Expert Tips for Renting Office Space for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2019 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Info, Small Business Trends31 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

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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

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

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

How to Apply for a Small Business Loan Alternative

Steve O'ConnorFunding Options, Info, Merchant Cash Advance, Small Business Financing, Uncategorized11 Comments

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When small businesses apply for traditional bank loans, they get turned down at record rates. Analysts claim that anywhere from 20 to 80 percent of small business applicants get rejected when looking for funding. To close the gap and access the funds they need, many small businesses are turning to alterative lenders. Thinking about applying for a loan from an … Read More

Three Things Every Business Owner should Know about Digital Marketing

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Operations, Info, Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Trends, Technology, Uncategorized1 Comment

Digital Marketing Tools

Much has been written about how small business can leverage digital tools and channels to communicate with customers and introduce the world to their brand.  This short blog post isn’t meant to be a comprehensive study in digital, but can point out three critical items no business should ignore.     Be Found Easily     Content is King   … Read More

How to Protect Your Business When Small Business Loan Payments are a Challenge.

Ed JobBank Loans, Capital Advance, Cashflow, Funding Options, Info, News, Small Business FinancingLeave a Comment

Working capital is the lifeblood of small businesses.  As the credit gap remains a reality for SMBs in America, the market for capital is still robust.  Business owners are increasingly active in evaluating various capital products from advances to invoice factoring to loans.  But sometimes taking on new capital comes with unexpected challenges. What happens if your business has trouble … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay for ‘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