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April 16, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: President Larry Bassuk on High-Yield Savings: Earning Big with a 6% APY

Find out how much you could make with an interest rate on a 6% high-yield savings account. Larry Bassuk offers advice on how to optimize your savings and guard against inflation.

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April 12, 2024

Spring Cleaning Your Finances: A Fresh Start for Small Businesses

Spring is the perfect season for small businesses to refresh their financial strategies. Discover actionable tips on organizing documents, optimizing budgets, and planning for upcoming financial commitments to ensure a prosperous quarter.

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April 8, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: Mastering Credit Card Debt: CEO Justin Leto's Cost-Cutting Strategies

Unlock CEO Justin Leto's expert insights on slashing credit card debt with cost-effective strategies. Explore debt relief services, income-driven repayment plans, and leveraging home equity loans to regain financial control.

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April 5, 2024

Business Credit Card Mistakes to Avoid

Avoid the pitfalls of business credit card use with our essential guide. From keeping personal and business expenses separate to leveraging card rewards, learn how to navigate credit card management for your business’s financial health. Idea Financial provides the support and solutions you need for smart credit management.

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April 2, 2024

Idea Financial and ORIX USA Partner to Elevate Small Business Financing

Discover how Idea Financial's collaboration with Synovus Bank and ORIX USA is set to transform small business financing, providing more accessible, tailored solutions for growth.

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March 29, 2024

Eco-friendly Business Practices: Going Green

Dive into sustainable business with our guide to eco-friendly practices. Learn how going green can save costs and attract eco-conscious consumers, with Idea Financial's support for your sustainability goals. Shape a greener, more profitable future for your business.

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March 20, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: President Larry Bassuk and CEO Justin Leto on Fintech's Future: Evolution or Innovation?

Delve into the future of fintech with Justin Leto and Larry Bassuk as they discuss evolution versus innovation. Explore sustainable strategies and the delicate balance between growth and profitability in today's fast-paced market. Visit BlockTelegraph.com for valuable insights.

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March 19, 2024

Women Entrepreneurs: Shaping Success Against the Odds

Celebrate the success and resilience of female business leaders, explore strategies to overcome industry challenges, and inspire future generations with stories of innovation and determination. Join us in honoring their contributions to diverse industries and the crucial role of mentorship in fostering their achievements.

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March 15, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: Navigating Credit Card Debt in a High-Rate Economy with Co-Founder Justin Leto

Gain invaluable insights from Justin Leto, CEO of Idea Financial, as he shares expert advice on managing credit card debt in today's economic climate. Empower yourself to take control of your financial well-being.

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March 14, 2024

Loans or Lines of Credit? Making Smart Finance Choices for Small Businesses

Choosing between a loan and a line of credit is a crucial decision for small business owners. Learn about the benefits and drawbacks of each to help you find the right fit for your business's financial needs, with insights on Idea Financial’s tailored solutions.

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March 12, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: Unlock Hidden Banking App Tools with CEO Justin Leto

Delve into the expertise of CEO Justin Leto as he uncovers the lesser-known money management tools within banking apps, spotlighted on Bankrate.com. Optimize your financial strategies today!

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March 8, 2024

Scaling Your Small Business: Financial Strategies That Work

Learn effective strategies for scaling your small business. From reinvesting in your operations to optimizing cash flow and embracing technology, find out how Idea Financial's tailored financial solutions can propel your growth. Let’s ensure sustainable growth as you navigate the journey of entrepreneurship with confidence.

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March 7, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: Co-Founder Larry Bassuk's Insights on Debt Management

Dive into Larry Bassuk's expert insights on debt management strategies and credit utilization, featured on CBS News' Money Watch.

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March 1, 2024

Financing Your Future: Loans as a Tool for Business Development

Unveil strategic ways to fuel growth and innovation. From enhancing operations to exploring new markets, this guide, with insights from Idea Financial, shows how to invest your loan wisely for a thriving future.

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February 20, 2024

FEATURE FOCUS: Navigating Legal Challenges with Insight from Idea Financial's Leaders

Navigate the legal landscape with wisdom from Idea Financial's leaders. Justin Leto and Larry Bassuk share crucial strategies to protect your business from the financial impacts of lawsuits. Read their insights on staying prepared and proactive.

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February 15, 2024

Unlocking Growth: Innovative Uses for Your Business Line of Credit

Discover how to transform your business using Idea Financial's line of credit. From digital marketing boosts to strategic acquisitions, learn how smart financing can fuel your growth and position your business for success. Let's unlock your potential together.

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February 8, 2024

Maximizing Your Business Growth with Smart Financing

A Smart Financing Blueprint: Dive into how small businesses can supercharge growth using Idea Financial's lines of credit and term loans. Your roadmap to thriving in a dynamic economy awaits.

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February 1, 2024

Mastering Tax Season: A Practical Guide for Small Businesses

Conquer Tax Season 2024 with Ease: Our guide offers small businesses essential tips on deadlines, deductions, and financial strategies to simplify tax time and boost growth.

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January 25, 2024

Financial Health Check: Starting 2024 on the Right Foot

New Year, New Goals! Dive into our essential guide for a 2024 financial health check. Find out how to analyze, plan, and boost your business's finances with Idea Financial's help

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January 16, 2024

Budgeting for Small Businesses: A Starter Guide

Chart Your Financial Course! Dive into effective budgeting strategies and discover how Idea Financial can propel your business's fiscal health this year.

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January 12, 2024

Navigating 2024: Key Market Trends for Small Businesses and the Power of Financial Flexibility

Stay Ahead of the Curve! Explore essential market trends and how Idea Financial's flexible solutions can elevate your business strategy in 2024.

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January 4, 2024

Embracing the Future: Top 5 Tech Trends of 2024 for Business Growth

Stay ahead in 2024 with the latest tech trends shaping business financing. Discover how AI, blockchain, and IoT can boost your business's growth potential.

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December 27, 2023

Planning for 2024: Setting Small Business Financial Goals for Success

Ready for 2024? Discover essential financial planning strategies for small businesses and learn how Idea Financial's credit lines can fuel your growth.

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December 19, 2023

Year-End Financial Review Tips For Small Businesses: Ensuring A Healthy Financial Close

Wrapping up the year? Discover key strategies for a successful financial review and learn how Idea Financial can boost your business's growth.

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November 24, 2023

How to Execute Your Business ideas

Is there a business idea you have on the back shelf? it's time to bring those ideas to life!

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November 22, 2023

Protecting Your Eyes from Screens at Work

It's important to take care of ourselves as we get too focused in our work. Let's learn some mindful ways to rest our eyes

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November 9, 2023

3 Signs You May Be a Good Boss

Worried if you're being a good influence? We may have some clues for you to know

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November 2, 2023

What You Need to Know to Prepare For Black Friday

'Tis the season to be shopping. It's time to make those Black Friday plans, and we got you covered with the tips and tricks you need.

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October 30, 2023

What Does Market Share Mean to The Small Business Owner?

Why is it important to know your market share as a business owner? There are several reasons why: all beneficial.

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Company culture
October 19, 2023

Valuable Lessons to Learn from Interviewing Others

We have had our fair share of hiring, so perhaps you picked up a thing or two from interviewing people. Here’s some valuable lessons we found from interviewing people.

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October 13, 2023

Hiring with a Growth Mindset for Your Business

Is your business growing and need to expand your team as a result? We’ll show you how to hire with the perspective of hiring for future business growth potential

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October 11, 2023

3 Fail Proof Methods for Better Cash Flow

Managing your business from a financial stand point of view can be difficult. About half of small business report cash flow as a pain point - learn these tips to manage better daily cash flow

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October 10, 2023

Take Advantage of Prime Day Deals!

It’s Amazon Prime Day Oct, 10 and 11! Take advantage as we got some shopping tips for you to optimize the best deals for your business!

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October 3, 2023

Common Business Growth Challenges and Overcoming Them

Have you tried every marketing strategy you can think of? Maybe there's something missing in the cracks, or an area of management you didn't think to consider. Here are some common business growth pains, and how to overcome them.

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October 2, 2023

5 Reasons You Didn't Realize Why You Need a Business Loan

Loans usually have a negative connotation - but they can actually be a lifesaver. From emergency funds to expanding your company, here’s how a business loan is right for you.

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September 29, 2023

5 Natural and Quick Ways to Stay Awake at Work

Sleepy days at work are inevitable, but how can we mange to stay alert without causing caffeine crashes or harm to our bodies? Read these helpful NATURAL tips!

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Company culture
September 28, 2023

Wine Before Bed? Yes, BUT Consider THIS First!

Do you enjoy wine before bed? So do we! That’s why we wanted to let you know what wine REALLY does to our sleep

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September 11, 2023

Two Ways Your Business Could Get Scammed on Instagram and How to Identify Them

Don't lose your business over to cyber crime! Learn to identify Instagram scams and how to avoid them.

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September 8, 2023

Three Easy Budgeting Tips for Investing in Cybersecurity

Is your company protected from cyber threats? Small businesses are easy targets to cyber crime due to their sensitive information and lack of funds in cyber security. Here are some easy budgeting tips for investing in your company's cyber security.

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September 7, 2023

Preparing for a Consumer Spending Drop in Fall 2023

As a small business owner, economic and consumer spending trends come with the job. Learn how to prepare for these mini recessions with understanding your customer base, focusing on value, and creating a sense of urgency for your customers.

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August 29, 2023

Family and Business: Three Keys for Balance

Parenthood while maintaining a small business is a heroic act, but a stressful one. You don't have to go at it alone. Read this article for useful tips on balancing family and business

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August 25, 2023

How to Keep Up With Social Trends for Your Business to Thrive

Staying updated with trends is crucial for small businesses to thrive in the ever-evolving business world. Small businesses can stay on top of trends by monitoring the market, investing in market research, and having an agile business model. By learning from successful and failed companies, small business owners can increase their chances of long-term growth.

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August 23, 2023

Implementing AI Integration for Business Growth

Chat GPT and other Ai's can help improve professional business skills. Maximize the effects of Chat GPT to receive customer feedback, increase sales, and manage complex projects.

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Company culture
July 21, 2023

How International Hiring Benefits Companies

Discover the transformative power of diversity as we explore how companies benefit from hiring international talent with diverse backgrounds. Uncover the advantages of embracing different perspectives and experiences to drive innovation, adaptability, and long-term success.

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Company culture
July 20, 2023

The Direct Link Between Mental Health and Productivity

This blog post emphasizes the significant correlation between mental health and productivity at work, demonstrating how stress, anxiety, and depression can hamper work performance, while positive mental health can boost efficiency and creativity. It underlines the importance of creating a supportive work environment that values mental well-being, leading to healthier, happier, and more productive employees, and ultimately benefiting the business.

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July 19, 2023

Embracing the Advantages of Remote Work: A Catalyst for Success in Your Small Business

Discover the advantages of remote work in the modern workplace.

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July 14, 2023

Top Two Ways Small Businesses Can Utilize a Business Term Loan

These are the top two ways that small businesses utilize their business term loans.

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July 13, 2023

Three Ways a Restaurant Can Use a Line of Credit

Small, family-owned restaurants are a unique kind of small business that comes with their own challenges; these are the top three ways our customers use their line of credit for their restaurant.

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Company culture
July 12, 2023

The Four Most Important Soft Skills Entrepreneurs Should Have

Discover the essential soft skills that entrepreneurs and small business owners need to thrive in the dynamic world of business and drive their ventures towards success.

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July 10, 2023

Four Reasons Your Small Business Would Benefit from an Intern

Learn how interns are beneficial for small businesses and you should be utilizing them

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July 7, 2023

Tips for Hiring a Social Media Manager

Discover five essential tips for hiring a social media manager for your small business.

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July 6, 2023

Why Small Business Owners Need a Morning Routine

Discover why small business owners should prioritize a morning routine, as it fosters focus, boosts productivity, and promotes self-care, allowing them to set clear intentions, plan effectively, and cultivate a positive mindset for success in their entrepreneurial journey.

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July 5, 2023

Discipline Leads to Success

Discover how small business owners can achieve success through everyday discipline.

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July 3, 2023

It’s the Little Things That Can Elevate a Small Business

Discover how small businesses can elevate customer experiences through the power of attention to detail, personalized interactions, and the little things that make a big difference.

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June 30, 2023

Attracting More Customers: How Small Businesses Can Create a Positive Customer Experience

Discover key strategies for small businesses to attract more customers by creating a positive customer experience, including prioritizing exceptional service, enhancing communication channels, and building emotional connections.

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June 28, 2023

Harnessing the Power of Brainstorming for Small Business Marketing Success

Unleash creativity, problem-solving, and team collaboration with effective brainstorming techniques to drive marketing success for your small business.

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June 27, 2023

Three Effective Ways for Small Businesses to Measure Marketing Success

Discover three effective ways for small businesses to measure the success of their marketing efforts, from tracking website analytics to monitoring social media engagement and gathering customer feedback.

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June 26, 2023

Three Tips for Small Businesses Looking to Start a Podcast

Discover three essential podcasting tips for small businesses looking to start podcasts, from defining target audiences to planning engaging content and investing in quality production and promotion, in this informative article.

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June 23, 2023

Elevate Your Brand Voice: Why Your Small Business Needs a Podcast

Discover how starting a podcast can help your small business cultivate a strong brand identity, expand your reach to a global audience, and unlock versatile content marketing opportunities for consistent brand presence and engagement.

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June 22, 2023

Avoiding Burnout: Essential Tips for Entrepreneurs and Small Business Owners

Discover essential tips for entrepreneurs and small business owners to avoid burnout and maintain a healthy work-life balance. Stay energized, focused, and achieve long-term success in a demanding business environment.

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June 21, 2023

Traditional Marketing Ideas for Small Businesses

Unlock the potential of traditional marketing with these four tried and true ideas for small businesses.

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June 20, 2023

Line of Credit VS Business Term Loan

Discover the differences between a revolving line of credit and business term loan to determine which could benefit your small business more.

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June 16, 2023

The Lifeline for Small Businesses: Why a Line of Credit is Essential

Discover the top four reasons that small businesses should have a line of credit and the number one lending company to apply for one from

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June 15, 2023

Boosting Your Small Business Credit Score: Essential Tips

Learn how to raise your business credit score with these three tried-and-true tips.

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June 14, 2023

Essential Components for Optimizing Your Small Business Website

Learn the essential components to optimize your small business website for success. From responsive design and compelling content to SEO strategies, discover how to enhance your online presence, attract customers, and drive business growth in the digital landscape.

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June 13, 2023

The Importance of Work-Life Balance for Small Businesses

While work-life balance has been a hot topic lately, we take a look at why exactly it is important and crucial for small businesses to promote this healthy balance.

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June 12, 2023

The Power of Traditional Marketing for Small Businesses

Traditional marketing is an often overlooked area for small businesses. While digital marketing is helpful, it is important to incorporate both marketing modes for the best results.

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June 9, 2023

Three Ways to Use a Line of Credit

Having a line of credit is a great way to build your business credit, so here are three ways you can best use it.

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June 8, 2023

Overlooked Tools Every Small Business Needs

These are the top three overlooked tools that every small business needs to utilize now

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June 5, 2023

Why Do Small Businesses Need a Digital Presence?

Having a solid digital presence for your small business is important for maximizing growth and garnering customers.

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June 2, 2023

Bug in Chase Bank Caused Double Transactions

Chase Banks customers saw duplicate transactions in their online banking services. A representative said that the charges and fees will be reversed.

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June 1, 2023

Fueling Growth for Small Business Retailers with a Line of Credit

As a small business retailer, a line of credit can provide ample growth opportunities that you don’t want to miss out on.

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May 31, 2023

Two Ways Small Business Owners Can Use AI for Marketing

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.

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May 30, 2023

Anatomy of a Blog

Learn how to craft an engaging blog that drives traffic to your website and boosts sales in the guide tailored to small businesses.

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May 26, 2023

Books Every Small Business Owner Should Read

These are the best books we recommend for small business owners to read.

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May 25, 2023

A Guide to Blog Writing for Small Business Owners

This helpful guide for small business owners teaches them the basics of blog writing.

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May 24, 2023

Why Small Business Owners Should Start a Blog for Their Company

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.

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May 23, 2023

Elevate Your LinkedIn Profile: Tips for Small Business Owners

In this short guide for small business owners, learn how to spruce up your LinkedIn profile and attract more visibility to your brand.

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May 22, 2023

How Small Businesses Can Garner More Five Star Reviews

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.

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May 19, 2023

Today is National Endangered Species Day

Today is National Endangered Species Day, so we want to highlight an endangered species close to our hearts: the rhinoceros.

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May 18, 2023

Montana Banned TikTok—Small Businesses Should Worry

Montana Governor Greg Gianforte signed into law a bill banning TikTok in the state, which could hurt small businesses.

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May 17, 2023

How to Generate More Leads for Your Small Business

Learn how small business owners can utilize the internet to generate more leads for their companies.

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May 16, 2023

Crafting Compelling Newsletters: A Guide for Small Businesses

Unlock the secrets to crafting captivating newsletters with this comprehensive guide for small businesses.

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May 15, 2023

Why You Should Start a Newsletter for Your Small Business

Discover the untapped potential of newsletters for small businesses in this insightful blog post.

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May 12, 2023

Happy (Early) Mother’s Day

Happy early Mother’s Day to the moms who not only took on the job of parenting, but also running a business.

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May 11, 2023

Why a Restaurant Owner Should Have a Line of Credit

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.

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May 10, 2023

Take Advantage of National Small Business Day

Today is National Small Business Day. Here are a few ways you can celebrate and promote your small business at the same time.

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May 9, 2023

A Brief History of Golf as the Premier Networking Sport

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.

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May 8, 2023

Be a Leader for Your Small Business

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.

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April 3, 2023

How to Choose the Right Accountant for Your Small Business

The tax-filing deadline is fast approaching. How can a small business choose the right accountant for their company?

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April 3, 2023

The Importance of Social Media Marketing for Small Businesses

Social media marketing is a crucial aspect for small businesses to be successful in the modern online landscape.

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April 3, 2023

Benefits of Using Freelancers

The needs of every small business are different, and freelancers are a flexible, cost-effective solution.

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March 20, 2023

How Small Businesses Can Use AI

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.

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March 13, 2023

How to Build a Loyal Customer Base

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.

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March 1, 2023

Technology Essentials Every Small Business Owner Needs to Know

With the technological landscape constantly evolving, here are the essentials this one successful CEO thinks every small business owner needs to know about.

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February 23, 2023

Five Tips for How Small Businesses Can Survive Inflation

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.

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February 21, 2023

How to Build Business Credit Fast for New Small Businesses

Build a strong business credit score fast with our comprehensive guide: secure loans and favorable terms for your new small business success.

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Company culture
February 15, 2023

5 Ways Small Business Owners Can Create a Positive Company Culture

A strong small business culture can help you retain employees, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Here’s how small businesses can build one.

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January 9, 2023

8 Strategies For Business Owners to Improve Time Management

Time management is crucial for big and small business owners to achieve their business goals. Learn strategies for effectively managing time below.

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January 9, 2023

7 Best eCommerce Solutions for 2023

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.

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