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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?
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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.
He had several options on the table, but the timing was important. See what he decided to do.
Business was growing and Chrystina realized that she had several opportunities to take that growth to the next level.
Knowing how your brand creates value, and how it differentiates itself from the competition is key to attracting new clients and growing.
Crosstown Pharmacy is a specialized homeopathic pharmacy that is patient-centric and that goes above and beyond the services of your local pharmacy.
Snap Pak produces durable, microwave safe, freezer safe, and washer safe meal prep containers. Snap Pak invested in expanding their product line.
There is more than one way to grow your business. Here a some examples to inspire your next step onto business growth.
American Compliance Systems is taking on the challenges 2020 has brought by investing in product development and marketing.
George is investing in hiring new personnel and purchasing new equipment to offer online services for companies around the country.
Expanding a veterinary practice takes research, planning and the right funding. Find out how one Vet offered more services to her furry clients.
Learn strategies on how to make your business more efficient, and automate your accounts receivable and payable to help your business grow.
Businesses pay taxes to multiple governments and it's important to know what these are and when to pay them.
Learn about multiple loan stacking, how it affects your business finances and how to avoid it.
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.
There was an update to the PPP called the Flexibility Act that eases rules, such as reducing the payroll threshold of %75 to %60.
With lockdown orders, 24/7 news, layoffs and irregular working hours, tending to employee needs today is more important than ever.
Social media is a great way for small business owners to connect with customers, partners and employees during and after the pandemic.
The importance of financial literacy to navigate funding options during the Covid-19 crisis.
Family owned and established in 1982, Artistic Tile & Stone came with the promise of giving the most satisfying tile and stone buying experience.
To continue serving patients in the eye care industry, Local Eye Site has expanded its services to now offer a Telehealth application.
Auto insurance companies have considered how the COVID-19 crisis is affecting both sectors and are now issuing payment relief on motor vehicle insurance.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Maestro Filmworks helps you with video production, creative development and photography.
From the Hollywood Walk of Fame to Hoover Damn, Top End Terrazo has probably installed a floor you have seen or walked on.
As our country keeps safe, franchises have also been affected and are still delivering and making sure clients a taken care of.
To face today’s challenges each business must learn to strategize, reinvent and align their marketing efforts to the needs of their customers.
If your business is trying to find ways to promote products or services, Scratch Off Systems may be what you are looking for.
Myxed Up is offering herbal remedies, cbd products, incense and other products to help with stress and anxiety.
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.
Rosenberg Plastic Surgery helps alleviate peripheral nerve problems, breast reconstruction, migraine problems, tattoo removal, treatment of scars and more.
In order to still be able to assist patients, Crown Dental Care will now be offering virtual consultations.
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.
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.
Beauty Brows located in 22-42 31st St, Astoria, NY, 11105. Taking care of the community look beautiful one brow at a time.
The Hideout Steakhouse is a one of a kind restaurant where you can expect something special.
We are monitoring the WHO, CDC and other government protocols to protect the well-being of our employees and continuous access to our products.
As the planet becomes more interconnected, communications are now instantaneous, and many decisions must be made on the spot.
Idea Financial announces Gregory Sandler as its Chief Operating Officer and General Counsel.
Idea Financial, a leading small business lending platform, announces Gregory Sandler as Chief Operating Officer (COO) and General Counsel.
Success for any small business comes from understanding its own cashflow and meeting the capital demands to grow.
Today we celebrate our funding anniversary. It marks the beginning of a mutual understanding that is basic to our industry yet the most important.
Hurricane Dorian created havoc in its path through the Caribbean and all the way up through the United States and Canadian coast.
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.
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.
Take advantage of the spirit of the season with 5 fun, and creative ways to entice summertime spending.