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Having a solid digital presence for your small business is important for maximizing growth and garnering customers.
Having a solid digital presence for your small business is important for maximizing growth and garnering customers.
Chase Banks customers saw duplicate transactions in their online banking services. A representative said that the charges and fees will be reversed.
As a small business retailer, a line of credit can provide ample growth opportunities that you don’t want to miss out on.
As artificial intelligence improves, it is imperative for small business owners to start utilizing these tools. A great area that can benefit from AI-tools is marketing.
Learn how to craft an engaging blog that drives traffic to your website and boosts sales in the guide tailored to small businesses.
These are the best books we recommend for small business owners to read.
This helpful guide for small business owners teaches them the basics of blog writing.
Establishing a strong online presence is crucial for the growth and success of any business. While social media and website optimization are often emphasized, small business owners should not overlook the power of blogging. A blog can be a game-changer, providing numerous benefits that can propel a company to new heights.
In this short guide for small business owners, learn how to spruce up your LinkedIn profile and attract more visibility to your brand.
For small businesses, online reviews are a powerful tool that can shape their reputation and attract new customers. Five-star reviews act as social proof, building trust and credibility. To harness the benefits of positive feedback, small businesses must implement strategies to encourage satisfied customers to share their experiences. Here are effective techniques to obtain more five-star reviews.
Today is National Endangered Species Day, so we want to highlight an endangered species close to our hearts: the rhinoceros.
Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed into law a bill banning TikTok in the state, which could hurt small businesses.
Learn how small business owners can utilize the internet to generate more leads for their companies.
Unlock the secrets to crafting captivating newsletters with this comprehensive guide for small businesses.
Discover the untapped potential of newsletters for small businesses in this insightful blog post.
Happy early Mother’s Day to the moms who not only took on the job of parenting, but also running a business.
Running a restaurant has its own unique challenges. Having an available line of credit from a reputable lender like Idea Financial can help prepare your restaurant for growth.
Today is National Small Business Day. Here are a few ways you can celebrate and promote your small business at the same time.
Today, golf is known as a gentleman’s sport and the go-to for networking opportunities. But how did this Scottish game become this way? We delve into a brief history and the circumstances that made golf the networking sport it is known as now.
It’s not enough just to be the founder of a small business; you also need to be a leader. We have sure fire tips to support a small business owner becoming a true, inspiring leader of their company.
The tax-filing deadline is fast approaching. How can a small business choose the right accountant for their company?
Social media marketing is a crucial aspect for small businesses to be successful in the modern online landscape.
The needs of every small business are different, and freelancers are a flexible, cost-effective solution.
If you're running a small business, you may be wondering if artificial intelligence (AI) is right for you. Here's what you need to know about AI and how to use it to spawn success.
Building a loyal customer base that returns again and again is the key to any prospering and growing business – here are 5 tips to achieve just that.
With the technological landscape constantly evolving, here are the essentials this one successful CEO thinks every small business owner needs to know about.
Inflation can’t be avoided, so learn how to handle inflationary periods by cutting unnecessary expenses, leveraging automation, and utilizing funding options like lines of credit and loans.
Build a strong business credit score fast with our comprehensive guide: secure loans and favorable terms for your new small business success.
A strong small business culture can help you retain employees, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Here’s how small businesses can build one.
Time management is crucial for big and small business owners to achieve their business goals. Learn strategies for effectively managing time below.
A good eCommerce platform helps enhance your business processes and boost sales. Learn about the 7 best eCommerce solutions including their ins and outs below.
Happy customers are the foundation of any business, so this article will cover seven ways to use a business Line of Credit (LOC) for customer retention.
Learn what a typical business plan includes and learn how to write a business plan here. We cover contents, formatting, and more!
How can a team work well together when they don’t know anything about each other? Learn some best practices for team bonding to enhance your workplace and culture.
Navigating the world of business insurance can be tricky. In this article, we'll tell you everything you need to know and recommend an insurer you can trust.
Just because you have a small team doesn’t mean you can’t get big results. Learn how to make the most out of your team and accomplish your business goals.
The holiday season presents opportunities to make a profit for your business and bring your team together. Here are the best strategies to prepare your small business.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are major sources of revenue for many small businesses. Here are some strategies to maximize your revenue from shoppers.
Find out everything small business owners should know about General Liability Insurance, including the costs, coverage, and benefits.
If you’re concerned about how a recession will impact your retail business, here’s what you need to know, plus seven tips to help your small business survive in the storm.
Business credit makes it easier for your company to borrow money, which can then be used to buy services or products. Here are steps you can take to improve your credit score while a recession is ongoing.
Taking out a business Line of Credit (LOC) allows you to invest in your business to increase sales. Here are six smart, ROI-driven ways to invest your LOC.
Protecting your business from potential damage is especially important during hurricane season. Follow these tips to strengthen your business foundation and weather the storm.
As ‘quiet quitting’ encourages more employee disengagement, small business owners and managers should be more cognizant of how to prevent the movement from impacting the workplace.
A key indicator of the likelihood that a small business will be successful in the long term, ROI provides investors with important insight into the potential for a return on the capital they risked. Read on to learn how to calculate ROI when financing new projects for your business.
Debt financing can be a helpful option for getting the capital you need to run your small business. From business lines of credit to traditional bank loans and more, here’s all you need to know about the different types of debt financing to grow your business.
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.
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!
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.
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…
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.
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?
Idea Financial has joined forces with The Hartford to provide a trustworthy, competitively priced, and fast way to protect your business
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.
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.
Two weeks ago, we announced that Idea Financial would seek to raise funds for more than a dozen family members of our employees trapped in Ukrainian cities under Russian bombardment. We set up a GoFundMe page with a goal of $5000 and a promise to match donations dollar for dollar up to $2500.
The self-described “tech company with a mission to help successful companies extend their tech capacity” recently included Idea on it list of Top Startups in Miami in 2022 alongside many other great Magic City companies, including Papa, Gaming Frog, Moda Design District, 4ocean, SportsEdTV, and more.
Though COVID may have notched many victories in early battles against the global retail market, a recent uptick in the success and profitability of brick-and-mortar stores across the United States suggests small businesses are set to win the war.
Though setting up a website for your small business is often a daunting proposition, the reality is that when armed with the right tips and tricks the process can be a gratifying – and, ultimately, profitable! – experience. The following concise primer will help get you started…
Idea Financial Senior Vice President of Product & Technology Carlos Martelo is here with the download on the affordable, flexible lines of credit and term loans that can provide the key.
Idea Financial Chief Financial Officer Santiago Rubio walks viewers through the many benefits of this flexible funding solution that can save you time, money, and worry over where that next financing dollar is coming from.
Idea Financial Chief Risk Officer Joe Salvatore provides a concise-yet-thorough overview of the financing challenges small businesses have had to navigate in recent years—and then walks you through the potential funding solutions that could help keep your business growing and thriving.
More than half of small businesses fold in the aftermath of a cyberattack. These 5 steps can help ensure you aren’t one of them.
TikTok, the social media platform serves up short, punchy videos to a massive, dedicated audience and early adopters can attest how powerfully it can serve businesses and brands.
Idea Financial Director of Revenue Operations Rodney Rabah is more than happy to answer that question—and to make the case for why you should partner with Idea to achieve your next, best success.
The “Great Resignation” has seen millions resign in a bid to retire or find better jobs elsewhere. With talent shortages already representing a significant challenge to most companies, this trend has shifted the employment market strongly in favor of candidates.
Co-founder and President Larry Bassuk discusses the history and mission of Idea Financial.
At Idea Financial we pride ourselves on the close, enduring partnerships we forge with our clients—relationships that go beyond innovative, affordable small business funding solutions we provide and connect to the destinies we strive to help build.
Think you know what a swimming pool is? Well, think again. The visionary team at Selah Pools deftly merge art, fun, and functionality into mind-blowing customized personal oases that are as revolutionary and unique as they are gorgeous
When the clock struck midnight on December 31 it marked not only the end of 2021 but also tolled the bell for the Small Business Administration’s COVID-19 Economic Injury Disaster Loan (COVID EIDL).
We regularly explore the latest hacks, tips, and innovations from every corner of the entrepreneurial world. Seven blogs we published in 2021 that can help set you up for success in 2022!
“The Twelve Days of Christmas” is a lovely carol, but it isn’t exactly full of the most practical advice or items for a small business owner, is it? And so now, in the holly jolly crucible of the holiday season, Idea Financial updates the song for the realities and needs of you, our cherished customers…
The US Small Business Administration estimates that a microbusiness—defined as having nine or fewer employees, but usually a sole proprietorship—costs on average $3,000 to launch.
Term loans have set many businesses on the path to enduring financial success. Which type is right for you? Idea Financial breaks it down.
You perfect your cuisine. Idea Financial will provide the business line of credit to help you serve it to the people.
Storms, financial and otherwise, come up unexpectedly. Learn more about how Idea Financial and The Hartford have you covered with affordable, trustworthy General Liability Insurance
Getting a loan to buy an existing business requires plenty of prep work. Before you ever speak to a lender, you will need to make sure you are ready. This means more than honing your elevator pitch.
Idea Financial understands and believes in the power of ideas backed by resources. After all, every day we place funds in the hands of small business owners and watch as visions are transformed into reality.
Whether your small business just opened its doors or has been around for years, securing the right commercial financing can be transformative.
Everything you always wanted to know about long-term business loans but were afraid to ask, courtesy of Idea Financial. Find out which funding option is best for you.
Idea Financial has joined forces with The Hartford to provide a trustworthy, competitively priced, and fast way to protect your business with General Liability Insurance as you continue to move forward and grow.
Idea Financial CEO Justin Leto and President Larry Bassuk talk small business empowerment and the post-lockdown great American comeback on Inside South Florida.
Idea Financial, a leading provider of small business lending solutions, announces the promotion of Tyler Walton to Underwriting Manager.
More and more clients need to rebrand their business, products, and online presence. With a greater influx of customers, Klyxx needed to build up!
Sean's keen instincts, rich experience, and leadership skills play a key role in Idea Financial's growth and success.
Let Idea Financial help you understand what it takes to qualify for a small business loan.
The commitment from Synovus and Hudson Cove increases Idea Financial’s capacity to extend competitive and flexible financial products to Main Street.
Learn how to start an online business with some tips and tricks from Idea Finacial.
Establishing business credit can help your company get ahead. Idea Financial has compiled some tips to help you start the process.
Snowfly faced mounting orders, hypergrowth but also a stop-gap with their resources. Here is how they charged their business forward!
Michael founded MedForward to make the life of medical professionals and patients easier, every step of the way.
Idea Financial is delighted to welcome Salina Erazo as our new Director of Marketing.
Learn how to successfully develop a business idea with some help from the experts at Idea Financial.
If you are thinking of buying a company our latest blog offers help and advice to guide you in making your decision.
Learn how to create a business continuity plan and how it can help you overcome potential issues in your industry.
Learn how you can find the funding to get your startup off the ground. The experts at Idea Financial can help you better understand your options.
Today, we’re going to discuss in detail how to start an estate sale business. Check out our latest blog to learn more.
As Idea Financial grows, so does its team in both in size and responsibility. This is a look at how Joseph Salvatore and Santiago Rubio rose up the ranks!
Cool Runnings Air is ready to serve its main industry in South Florida with all its instruments, inventory, and, most importantly, experience.
Taking your business to the eCommerce sector might seem challenging, but there are many tools to start with, and make sure you do it correctly.