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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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News
April 1, 2022

Rhinos for Rhinos: Idea Financial applauds new World Bank Wildlife Conservation Bonds effort

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.

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Business resources
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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News
March 23, 2022

Idea Financial Stands with Ukraine

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.

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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Business resources
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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Company culture
January 31, 2022

Idea Financial President Larry Bassuk talks reimagining small business funding

Co-founder and President Larry Bassuk discusses the history and mission of Idea Financial.

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Company culture
January 26, 2022

WATCH: Go behind the scenes at Idea Financial HQ

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.

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Customer stories
January 10, 2022

Crash Chronicles: Selah Pools takes its customized, visionary backyard “dreamscapes” to the next level

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

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Business resources
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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News
October 8, 2021

WATCH: Idea Financial CEO Justin Leto and President Larry Bassuk talk small business empowerment on Inside South Florida

Idea Financial CEO Justin Leto and President Larry Bassuk talk small business empowerment and the post-lockdown great American comeback on Inside South Florida.

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