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September 27, 2022

How to Prepare Your Small Business for Hurricane Season | Top 5 Tips Revealed

Protecting your business from potential damage is especially important during hurricane season. Follow these tips to strengthen your business foundation and weather the storm.

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September 7, 2022

How to Calculate ROI When Financing a New Project

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.

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September 6, 2022

7 Types of Debt Financing for Small Businesses

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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March 14, 2022

Idea Financial Recognized as a Top Miami Startup

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.

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March 2, 2022

How to not be left behind by retail’s “experiential” revolution

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.

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March 1, 2022

A no-hassle, money-saving guide to building your small business website

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…

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February 22, 2022

Got a minute? The revolving line of credit for small businesses explained

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.

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February 22, 2022

Give your small business the gift of cash flow confidence

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.

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February 11, 2022

The 5-step small business cybercrime survival guide

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.

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February 9, 2022

How to make your small business a TikTok star

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.

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February 7, 2022

Expanding opportunity by democratizing access to affordable capital

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.

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February 3, 2022

How your small business can navigate hiring during the "Great Resignation”

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.

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January 5, 2022

SBA Ends COVID Lending Program Despite Omicron Surge. Where Can Small Businesses Turn?

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).

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December 30, 2021

7 Ways to Achieve Your Next, Best Business Success in 2022

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!

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December 10, 2021

Twelve Days of Small Business Christmas

“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…

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December 1, 2021

Launching a Small Business May Cost Less than You Think

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.

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November 19, 2021

Top Reasons for Small Business Loans for Restaurants

You perfect your cuisine. Idea Financial will provide the business line of credit to help you serve it to the people.

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November 19, 2021

Do I Need a Term Loan to Fund My Small Business?

Term loans have set many businesses on the path to enduring financial success. Which type is right for you? Idea Financial breaks it down.

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November 16, 2021

An Umbrella For You, General Liability Insurance For Your Business

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

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November 8, 2021

How Do I Get A Loan To Buy An Existing Business

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.

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November 3, 2021

What You Need to Know About Commercial Loans for Business

Whether your small business just opened its doors or has been around for years, securing the right commercial financing can be transformative.

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October 27, 2021

Your Long-Term Business Loan Questions Answered

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.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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