When it comes to helping transform your business dreams into reality, however, our mission doesn’t end with loan processing: Our team of business advisors remain on hand to promptly address any questions or concerns you may have, and, via both our blog and Business Resource Center, we regularly explore the latest hacks, tips, and innovations from every corner of the entrepreneurial world.
Here are seven blogs we published in 2021 that can help set you up for success in 2022…
1. Building it right: How to successfully develop an idea
Anyone who has ventured into the world of entrepreneurism knows the feeling: how did I not think of that? Many of our best ideas in business are the ones we have yet to dive into. People in business often put off starting work on their great idea because they do not feel prepared or think they lack experience. This can hold back would-be innovators from bringing their concepts into reality.
Everyone wants to be ready before they dive into an idea that they believe to have real potential. However, it’s also true that developing an idea and having it finally put money in your account is something you should start as soon as you can.
2. Launching a small business may cost less than you think
How much will this cost?
It’s the most natural, foundational question to ask when you’re considering whether or not to start your very own business.
And, while every business is different, there are some general answers to this question that can help you plan your finances and understand how much money you may need to borrow.
Read the rest here and then be sure to watch this Inside South Florida segment with Idea Financial founders Justin Leto and Larry Bassuk to learn more about the ethic and expertise our company brings to the table.
3. An umbrella for you, general liability insurance for your business
Ever notice it almost always seems to rain on the day you decide not to grab your umbrella?
It’s right there leaning in the corner of your doorway or under that pile of reusable bags in the trunk.
But you look out at that clear blue sky. Or you choose to believe the optimistic minute-to-minute forecast an orbiting satellite beams down to that smartphone in your palm.
And you decide to forego the protection—only to be reminded of how true the maxim, When it rains it pours… can truly be.
Now, at least when you skip the umbrella you only get wet. You change your clothes, towel off your hair, and move on with your day.
But when you fail to plan for a rainy day at your small business the consequences can be much more dire—claims of bodily injury and property damage that can result in huge, bottom-line swallowing legal costs or judgments.
Think of General Liability Insurance as an umbrella, shielding your small business from raindrops large and small.
Read the rest here and then find out how you can secure fast, trustworthy general liability insurance through Idea Financial, thanks to a new partnership with venerable institution The Hartford.
4. 5 simple ways to bring your management game to the next level – right now
“Leaders are made,” legendary football coach Vince Lombardi famously declared, “they are not born.”
If you’re a manager seeking to take your leadership game to the next level, adopting these five simple-yet-profound mindset shifts can pay major dividends.
5. These readily accessible tools will upgrade your digital sales process
Whether you sell bread at a local market or cutting-edge guidance software for drones, as a business owner you are always in search of your next sale.
This also means, whatever your product, you must continually reflect upon—and, when appropriate, evolve—your sales process.
In this quest, digital tools can be a powerful and sometimes even transformative ally.
6. 5 key tips for attracting investors
Whether you want to grow your workforce, expand facilities, make investments in technology, streamline your current workflow, or embark on any number of other business-boosting adventures, securing investment is key.
Sometimes, however, that can seem much easier said than done.
That’s why we’ve put together this concise-yet-comprehensive guide to attracting investors.
7. The time to break away from the herd is now
This short, animated video illustrates how you can elevate your business in 2022.
Thank you for your trust and business in 2021. We can’t wait to see what we are able to do together in 2022!