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Business resources
August 9, 2022

Solving Supply Chain Issues for Small Businesses

Supply chain issues are impacting many industries. However, business owners can implement different strategies to overcome the supply shortage and reduce the impact these may cause.

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Business resources
July 8, 2022

6 Strategies for Small Businesses to Win Amazon Prime Day

Here’s everything small businesses need to know about Amazon Prime Day 2022, including 6 strategies to make the most of the biggest sales day of the year – you don’t need to sell on Amazon to participate!

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Business resources
May 11, 2022

EXPLAINED: Faster, Easier Access to Equipment Financing—Today

As a business owner, we don’t need to tell you that having the right equipment is vital to keeping your small business running at maximum efficiency and productivity. Thankfully, there is a quick and easy way to secure the funds necessary for equipment purchases without decreasing your critical business capital: A small business loan.

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Business resources
May 3, 2022

3 Tips to Ensure Twitter is a Positive & Profitable Tool for Your Small Business

A small business might reasonably look at this atmosphere and wonder, “What good could possibly come from driving headlong into that tornado of animosity?” The truth is, however, Twitter can still be a powerful instrument for good—and profit!—in your marketing toolbox. Here are three reasons why…

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Business resources
April 25, 2022

Your Own Flying Circus: 3 Small Business Creativity Boosting Tips from John Cleese

Many of the lessons the actor/comedian has learned along the way about effectively tapping one’s imagination and actualizing the best parts of what comes out of it were collected by Cleese in a funny, enlightening little book back in 2020 entitled, Creativity: A Short and Cheerful Guide.

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Company culture
April 12, 2022

A Prank, A Party, & A Renewed Sense of Purpose: Idea Financial Turns 5

Ever wonder what happens when a company’s fifth anniversary celebration, the end of another successful quarter, and April Fool’s Day all converge on roughly the same date?

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April 1, 2022

Insurance Checkup: Do You Have the Right Coverage?

Idea Financial has joined forces with The Hartford to provide a trustworthy, competitively priced, and fast way to protect your business

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News
April 1, 2022

Rhinos for Rhinos: Idea Financial applauds new World Bank Wildlife Conservation Bonds effort

International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)—has created a five-year $150 million Sustainable Development Bond designed to raise money to protect and increase endangered rhino populations at the Addo Elephant National Park and the Great Fish River Nature Reserve, both in South Africa.

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Business resources
March 30, 2022

REVEALED: The Secret to Small Business Influencer Marketing Success

Even with such fundamental cultural acceptance, small businesses continue to struggle to define what an influencer marketing strategy might look like for them. Still, achieving some clarity is essential because this is one trend entrepreneurs ignore at their own peril: “The ROI from influencer marketing is clear,” business coach Neal Schaffer writes in his comprehensive, illuminating new book Age of Influence.

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