Blog Posts in September, 2016

Build a Business, Not a Financial Machine

As told by Gary Vaynerchuk: "Today, there’s a complete disrespect for what it takes to build a business. Too many people think they can become an entrepreneur overnight and establish a real ...
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Opening a Second Location? Here's What to Keep in Mind

Business is booming, so you figure it’s time to take things to the next level: opening up a second location. Although that might seem simple, expanding your business takes a lot of forethought ...
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Determining Your Business' Capital Needs

Business capital refers to the funding your business needs to produce products or provide services. All businesses need capital, but it’s important to accurately determine the amount of working ...
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Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?

As told by David Rubin: When I first came to observe the alternative financing business in 2008, the press tended to be extremely negative about merchant cash advances (MCAs). From blogs in the New ...
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Here's one overlooked reason it makes total sense for Salesforce to buy Twitter

Salesforce is rumored to be one of the parties interested in buying Twitter, CNBC reported on Friday. Why in the world would Salesforce, a business software company mostly used by salespeople, be ...
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The Alternative Business Finance Industry and You

"The days of a small business owner being able to go down to his or her community bank or local branch for a quick cash injection are long gone, but that’s where we come in. We are catering ...
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Time, Approvals, and Different Paper Deals

Why do your nagging 5k/1.45 deals take three days to fund, but your 100k/1.20 file funded in a day and a half? For many brokers, this is a point of contention and annoyance. High-risk deals seem like ...
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Finding Solutions for Hard-to-Fund Files with Deal Placement Assistance

Securing capital for your clients and their new products, ideas, or endeavors can be challenging without the right experience or connections in the Merchant Cash Advance industry. If you are facing ...
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Motivating Your Sales Force - Tips From the Floor

Fancy steak dinners, electronic devices and cold hard cash are just some of the ways ISOs and funders these days are motivating sales reps to bring in business. Although it’s largely a field for ...
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Goldman's Online Lending Venture is Almost Here and It's Called 'Marcus'

Goldman Sachs is going back to its roots to attract new borrowers. The investment bank named its soon-to-launch online consumer lending venture ‘Marcus’ after its German founder, and not ...
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The Upcoming Election, Interest Rate Hikes, and Merchant Cash Advance Industry

Online lenders are not affected much by federal interest rates, as marketplace lenders don’t use the prime rate as a benchmark. But by association, it could affect demand for loans, credit ...
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Backdooring and Transparency in the Merchant Cash Advance Industry

Some top tier lenders occasionally pick up the phone and call applicants before making an offer, which might rub brokers the wrong way.. But how do you know when a funder is breaching proper protocol ...
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A Business Owner's Guide to Brokers

The process for securing working capital can be quite challenging for small business owners. Researching your options and narrowing down your choices can be a daunting task without proper financial ...
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Bankruptcies and Business Cash Advances

For some businesses, bankruptcies are opportunities for a fresh start. For others, declaring bankruptcy can feel like admitting defeat. Attempting to get your financial obligations in order is ...
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The Rise of the Merchant Cash Advance industry (with a little help from Shark Tank)

Why do so many new businesses fail? One of the most common reasons that businesses run aground in their early years is lack of access to capital. Without the assets they need to keep their projects on ...
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