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Business resources
July 12, 2021

How can I qualify for a small business loan

Let Idea Financial help you understand what it takes to qualify for a small business loan.

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News
July 6, 2021

Idea Financial closes $84 million warehouse facility

The commitment from Synovus and Hudson Cove increases Idea Financial’s capacity to extend competitive and flexible financial products to Main Street.

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Business resources
July 5, 2021

How to start a small business online

Learn how to start an online business with some tips and tricks from Idea Finacial.

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Business resources
June 28, 2021

Business 101: How to establish business credit

Establishing business credit can help your company get ahead. Idea Financial has compiled some tips to help you start the process.

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Customer stories
June 9, 2021

Snowfly

Snowfly faced mounting orders, hypergrowth but also a stop-gap with their resources. Here is how they charged their business forward!

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Customer stories
May 19, 2021

MedForward tapped into their working capital to hire new talent

Michael founded MedForward to make the life of medical professionals and patients easier, every step of the way.

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From the desk of the CEO
May 7, 2021

Idea Financial Appoints Salina Erazo as Director of Marketing

Idea Financial is delighted to welcome Salina Erazo as our new Director of Marketing.

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Business resources
May 5, 2021

Building it right: How to successfully develop an idea

Learn how to successfully develop a business idea with some help from the experts at Idea Financial.

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Business resources
April 28, 2021

Six factors: When is the right time to acquire a company?

If you are thinking of buying a company our latest blog offers help and advice to guide you in making your decision.

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Business resources
April 21, 2021

Why and how: Business continuity planning

Learn how to create a business continuity plan and how it can help you overcome potential issues in your industry.

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Business resources
April 14, 2021

Finding funding: How your startup can source the capital it needs

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.

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News
March 16, 2021

How to start an estate sale business

Today, we’re going to discuss in detail how to start an estate sale business. Check out our latest blog to learn more.

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From the desk of the CEO
February 11, 2021

Idea Financial appoints Joseph Salvatore as CRO and Santiago Rubio as CFO

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!

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Customer stories
December 17, 2020

Crash Chronicles - Romelio

​Cool Runnings Air is ready to serve its main industry in South Florida with all its instruments, inventory, and, most importantly, experience.

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Business resources
December 17, 2020

Ready for eCommerce? Restructure your business for online sales

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.

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Customer stories
December 3, 2020

Crash Chronicles - Charles

He had several options on the table, but the timing was important. See what he decided to do.

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Customer stories
November 6, 2020

Crash Chronicles - Chrystina

Business was growing and Chrystina realized that she had several opportunities to take that growth to the next level.

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Business resources
November 4, 2020

Brand Clarity: Fundamental tools for creating an effective brand

Knowing how your brand creates value, and how it differentiates itself from the competition is key to attracting new clients and growing. ​

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Customer stories
October 16, 2020

Crash Chronicles - Lydell

Crosstown Pharmacy is a specialized homeopathic pharmacy that is patient-centric and that goes above and beyond the services of your local pharmacy.

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Customer stories
October 13, 2020

Crash Chronicles - Snap Pak

Snap Pak produces durable, microwave safe, freezer safe, and washer safe meal prep containers. Snap Pak invested in expanding their product line.

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Business resources
October 9, 2020

Restructuring for growth

There is more than one way to grow your business. Here a some examples to inspire your next step onto business growth.

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Customer stories
October 5, 2020

Crash Chronicles - American Compliance

American Compliance Systems is taking on the challenges 2020 has brought by investing in product development and marketing.

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Customer stories
September 28, 2020

Crash Chronicles: George growing his software company

George is investing in hiring new personnel and purchasing new equipment to offer online services for companies around the country.

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Customer stories
September 24, 2020

Crash Chronicles: Sally the Vet saves the day

Expanding a veterinary practice takes research, planning and the right funding. Find out how one Vet offered more services to her furry clients.

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Business resources
September 24, 2020

Business Efficiency: Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable

Learn strategies on how to make your business more efficient, and automate your accounts receivable and payable to help your business grow.

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Guest posts
September 11, 2020

What is a group of Rhinoceroses called?

Fun fact!

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Business resources
July 31, 2020

Small Business Taxes: What you should know

Businesses pay taxes to multiple governments and it's important to know what these are and when to pay them.

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Business resources
July 15, 2020

Business Beware: Overleverage turns your business into a tumbling tower

Learn about multiple loan stacking, how it affects your business finances and how to avoid it.

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Business resources
July 13, 2020

EIN Lookup: How to find your EIN

From opening a bank account, to filing taxes to applying for business loans; having your EIN handy is really important. Learn how to find your EIN.

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Business resources
June 12, 2020

Paycheck Protection Program changes and deadline

There was an update to the PPP called the Flexibility Act that eases rules, such as reducing the payroll threshold of %75 to %60.

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Business resources
May 29, 2020

Boosting employee morale during lockdown orders

With lockdown orders, 24/7 news, layoffs and irregular working hours, tending to employee needs today is more important than ever.

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Business resources
May 14, 2020

Five expert social media tips to help your small business succeed

Social media is a great way for small business owners to connect with customers, partners and employees during and after the pandemic.

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From the desk of the CEO
May 12, 2020

Lessons from a Pandemic and Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)

The importance of financial literacy to navigate funding options during the Covid-19 crisis.

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Customer stories
April 26, 2020

Artistic Tile & Stone

Family owned and established in 1982, Artistic Tile & Stone came with the promise of giving the most satisfying tile and stone buying experience.

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Customer stories
April 13, 2020

Local Eye Site

To continue serving patients in the eye care industry, Local Eye Site has expanded its services to now offer a Telehealth application.

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Customer stories
April 12, 2020

Auto Insurance Companies Issuing Credits on Premiums

Auto insurance companies have considered how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting both sectors and are now issuing payment relief on motor vehicle insurance.

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From the desk of the CEO
March 27, 2020

The CARES Act for Small Businesses

Get to know the CARES Act and how it affects small businesses nationwide. The initial budget already ran out. There is another $310 billion coming.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Hydro Clean

One of the issues that we are taking care now more than ever is keeping our space clean. Hydro Clean has you covered with effective cleaning services.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Cool Running Air

As people are staying more in their homes for work and safety, it is important to count with air conditioning professionals that get the job done.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Snap Pak

If there was a time for our society to be prepared and sure we had the essentials we needed and had to make each count, it is now and Snap Pak helps.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Maestro Filmworks

Maestro Filmworks helps you with video production, creative development and photography.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Terrazzo

From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Hoover Damn, Top End Terrazo has probably installed a floor you have seen or walked on.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Denny's

As our country keeps safe, franchises have also been affected and are still delivering and making sure clients a taken care of.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Madison Taylor Marketing

To face today’s challenges each business must learn to strategize, reinvent and align their marketing efforts to the needs of their customers.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Scratch Off Systems

If your business is trying to find ways to promote products or services, Scratch Off Systems may be what you are looking for.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Myxed Up Creations

Myxed Up is offering herbal remedies, cbd products, incense and other products to help with stress and anxiety.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Home Care Assistance

If you are located in West Virginia, you can take care of your loved ones 24/7, for certain hours or as you need, with the help of Home Care Assistance.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Rosenberg Plastic Surgery

Rosenberg Plastic Surgery helps alleviate peripheral nerve problems, breast reconstruction, migraine problems, tattoo removal, treatment of scars and more.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Crown Dental Care

In order to still be able to assist patients, Crown Dental Care will now be offering virtual consultations.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

deVance Electronic Lifestyle

We now, more than ever value home entertainment. What America and the world has had to endure places new value on our homes and how we live in them.

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Customer stories
March 26, 2020

Bubbles Tea & Juice Company

Bubbles Tea Company is not only delivering quality products to boost your health, they are also sending free drinks to those taking care of us.

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Customer stories
March 24, 2020

Beauty Brows

Beauty Brows located in 22-42 31st St, Astoria, NY, 11105. Taking care of the community look beautiful one brow at a time.

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Customer stories
March 22, 2020

The Hideout Steakhouse

The Hideout Steakhouse is a one of a kind restaurant where you can expect something special.

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From the desk of the CEO
March 13, 2020

Coronavirus COVID-19 Update

We are monitoring the WHO, CDC and other government protocols to protect the well-being of our employees and continuous access to our products.

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From the desk of the CEO
February 27, 2020

Always Present

As the planet becomes more interconnected, communications are now instantaneous, and many decisions must be made on the spot.

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News
February 25, 2020

Idea Financial Chimes In On New Hire

Idea Financial announces Gregory Sandler as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.

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News
February 13, 2020

Idea Financial Bolsters Leadership Team With New COO & General Counsel

Idea Financial, a leading small business lending platform, announces Gregory Sandler as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel.

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News
February 11, 2020

You Know Your Business Best

Success for any small business comes from understanding its own cashflow and meeting the capital demands to grow.

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News
January 17, 2020

A Two Way Street

Today we celebrate our funding anniversary. It marks the beginning of a mutual understanding that is basic to our industry yet the most important.

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News
September 11, 2019

Charge Forward Together

Hurricane Dorian created havoc in its path through the Caribbean and all the way up through the United States and Canadian coast.

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Guest posts
August 19, 2019

Outside the Box: Idea Financial’s Unusual Path to Alternative Finance

How many lawyers does it take to start up an alternative finance company? Two, according to Idea Financial’s Co-founders, Justin Leto and Larry Bassuk.

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Business resources
July 21, 2019

5 Smart & Simple Ways to Boost Summer Sales

Take advantage of the spirit of the season with 5 fun, and creative ways to entice summertime spending.

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Business resources
July 21, 2019

Five things to consider when it comes to small business financing

If you are actively exploring ways of funding your business or just thinking about how to finance future growth, there are important factors to consider.

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Business resources
July 15, 2019

Attention Small Businesses: Here is What You Must Know About Gen Z Consumers

Generation Z is on track to be the most money-driven, financially powerful generation ever.

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Business resources
June 25, 2019

3 Ways to Run Your Business More Efficiently

Idea Financial is always looking for ways to help business owners get more out of their businesses and their business financing.

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News
June 17, 2019

Idea Financial Closes $70 Million Warehouse Facility with Cross River

Idea Financial, a leading small business lender, announced that it successfully closed a $70 million warehouse facility with CRB.

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From the desk of the CEO
May 21, 2019

Online Small Business Funding Picking Up, Human Touch Still Key

Thanks to innovations in financial technology, small businesses today have many options for small business funding.

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From the desk of the CEO
May 10, 2019

Idea Financial Celebrates Our Partners During Small Business Week

In celebration of Small Business Week, Idea Financial would like to express our sincere gratitude to all the small business owners creating jobs.

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Business resources
April 30, 2019

Business Beware: Stacking Loans Can Be A House of Cards

Were you recently approved for business financing? Congratulations! What you do now will have a tremendous impact on the success of your business.

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Business resources
April 23, 2019

6 Summer Wellness Tips for Your Small Business

Summer is on the way. Depending on your industry, this may be a slower season or it might constitute the bulk of your business.

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Business resources
April 20, 2019

How to Get The Most Out of Your Small Business Funding

Applying for and receiving small business funding is a huge accomplishment. Expand your business and set yourself up for growth.

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Business resources
April 19, 2019

Financing For Your Type of Business

Success in small business means understanding the capital needs and cash flow issues that might arise for your specific type of business.

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From the desk of the CEO
January 23, 2019

Supporting Small Business Success in 2019 & Beyond

We sat down with Idea Financial CEO Justin Leto to talk about how the company started and the ways Idea Financial is bringing small businesses new value.

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From the desk of the CEO
March 28, 2018

Making Tough Decisions

Idea Financial is a small business and a proud start-up. That’s why we understand our own customers. We are just like our customers. We are proud.

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From the desk of the CEO
February 12, 2018

The Charge Begins

A major career change yields great results with Idea Financial. A word from our co-founder and CEO, Justin Leto.

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Customer stories

Tili Logistics

For 30 years this family owned business has worked having a respectful, professional, friendly and supportive service all through out its tenure.

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