Why is it important to know your market share as a business owner? There are several reasons why: all beneficial.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Discover how small business owners can achieve success through everyday discipline.
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.
Unlock the potential of traditional marketing with these four tried and true ideas for small businesses.
Learn how to raise your business credit score with these three tried-and-true tips.
Having a line of credit is a great way to build your business credit, so here are three ways you can best use it.
Having a solid digital presence for your small business is important for maximizing growth and garnering customers.
As a small business retailer, a line of credit can provide ample growth opportunities that you don’t want to miss out on.
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.
Learn how to craft an engaging blog that drives traffic to your website and boosts sales in the guide tailored to small businesses.
In this short guide for small business owners, learn how to spruce up your LinkedIn profile and attract more visibility to your brand.
Learn how small business owners can utilize the internet to generate more leads for their companies.
Happy early Mother’s Day to the moms who not only took on the job of parenting, but also running a business.
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.
The needs of every small business are different, and freelancers are a flexible, cost-effective solution.
Social media marketing is a crucial aspect for small businesses to be successful in the modern online landscape.
The tax-filing deadline is fast approaching. How can a small business choose the right accountant for their company?
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.
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.
With the technological landscape constantly evolving, here are the essentials this one successful CEO thinks every small business owner needs to know about.
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.
Build a strong business credit score fast with our comprehensive guide: secure loans and favorable terms for your new small business success.
A strong small business culture can help you retain employees, increase productivity, and reduce costs. Here’s how small businesses can build one.
Time management is crucial for big and small business owners to achieve their business goals. Learn strategies for effectively managing time below.
Happy customers are the foundation of any business, so this article will cover seven ways to use a business Line of Credit (LOC) for customer retention.
Learn what a typical business plan includes and learn how to write a business plan here. We cover contents, formatting, and more!
Just because you have a small team doesn’t mean you can’t get big results. Learn how to make the most out of your team and accomplish your business goals.
The holiday season presents opportunities to make a profit for your business and bring your team together. Here are the best strategies to prepare your small business.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday are major sources of revenue for many small businesses. Here are some strategies to maximize your revenue from shoppers.
If you’re concerned about how a recession will impact your retail business, here’s what you need to know, plus seven tips to help your small business survive in the storm.
Protecting your business from potential damage is especially important during hurricane season. Follow these tips to strengthen your business foundation and weather the storm.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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 CEO Justin Leto and President Larry Bassuk talk small business empowerment and the post-lockdown great American comeback on Inside South Florida.