How Google My Business Works for Owners

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Technology, Uncategorized0 Comments

Local SEO is a must for virtually all small businesses. While pretty similar to ‘regular’ SEO practices, targeting a local audience allows businesses to promote their products and services to customers in a specific area, in real time. Because connecting with the community is so vital for small business success, Google has developed a way for small businesses to stand … Read More

Three Great Options for Medical Practice Financing

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Alternative Financing, Business Credit, Business Working Capital, Capital Advance, Uncategorized0 Comments

If you’re a doctor on the lookout for business financing, it can be tricky to sort through all the noise. Just about every website pitches loans that promise they’re the one—the perfect fit for your medical practice. But, even after all those years of training in their field, most doctors don’t have a good sense of where to start on … Read More

Unique Small Business Loan Alternatives for Women-Owned Businesses

Steve O'ConnorFunding Options, Small Business Financing, Women in Business, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

It seems like now more than ever, women are taking charge—harnessing their entrepreneurial spirit and opening their own businesses—officially bucking the trend of working for the man. While this makes it sound like women are finally getting ahead by creating their own job opportunities, they still face some challenges obtaining the funding needed to help their businesses get off the … Read More

Why You Shouldn’t Pay for So-Called ‘Business Debt Relief’

Steve O'Connor2017 Trends, Business Operations, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Fraud and Security, Info, News, Small Business Financing, Small Business Trends, Women Owned Businesses0 Comments

Debt Relief

As an entrepreneur, you’re well aware that even a solid business plan and a great product won’t protect you completely from unexpected downturns. Markets change, your costs can rise — and suddenly, you’re struggling to meet your obligations. This is when you may start noticing sales pitches from companies that offer a quick and easy solution to your stress. Here’s … Read More

Why a Branded Email Domain is Critical for Your Small Business

Steve O'Connor2018 Trends, Business Operations, Business Plans, Fraud and Security, Technology0 Comments

Chances are, you probably have a Gmail account. Yourname@gmail.com, right? Now, this is all well and good—perfect for emailing your friends, connecting to your Facebook account and signing up for promotional offers. But, it’s not really the appropriate communications channel for small business inquiries. For starters, your email address makes more of an impression than you might imagine. For example, … Read More

Why Communication with your Funding Provider is Important

Steve O'ConnorAlternative Financing, Bank Loans, Business Working Capital, Capital Advance, Customer Service, Small Business Financing0 Comments

Good communication between two parties is always important, especially when dealing with sensitive topics—like money. It is important for both parties to be on the same page and in sync with each other to avoid any miscommunication. Business Owners that used to  borrow  from banks increasingly turn to alternative capital  providers to fund their business dreams. These non-traditional providers allow … Read More

How to Apply for a Small Business Loan Alternative

Steve O'ConnorFunding Options, Info, Merchant Cash Advance, Small Business Financing, Uncategorized0 Comments

When small businesses apply for traditional bank loans, they get turned down at record rates. Analysts claim that anywhere from 20 to 80 percent of small business applicants get rejected when looking for funding. To close the gap and access the funds they need, many small businesses are turning to alterative lenders. Thinking about applying for a loan from an … Read More

Three Things Every Business Owner should Know about Digital Marketing

Steve O'ConnorBusiness Operations, Info, Marketing, Small Business Marketing, Small Business Trends, Technology, Uncategorized0 Comments

Digital Marketing Tools

Much has been written about how small business can leverage digital tools and channels to communicate with customers and introduce the world to their brand.  This short blog post isn’t meant to be a comprehensive study in digital, but can point out three critical items no business should ignore.     Be Found Easily     Content is King   … Read More

How to Protect Your Business When Small Business Loan Payments are a Challenge.

Ed JobBank Loans, Capital Advance, Cashflow, Funding Options, Info, News, Small Business Financing0 Comments

Working capital is the lifeblood of small businesses.  As the credit gap remains a reality for SMBs in America, the market for capital is still robust.  Business owners are increasingly active in evaluating various capital products from advances to invoice factoring to loans.  But sometimes taking on new capital comes with unexpected challenges. What happens if your business has trouble … Read More