Insider’s perspective

Make Your Voice Heard

May 29, 2014
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survey

Have an opinion on which way the industry is headed? Or eager to read about events that you feel are most relevant? DailyFunder is running a preliminary research survey geared towards those involved in merchant cash advance and alternative business lending. It’s completely anonymous and it will be used to help steer the direction of […]

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Coming Back to Business

January 20, 2014
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2014

Vacations are great. I just spent the last two and a half weeks in Oklahoma City. I visited my folks, rode our horses, stacked hay, and spent time with my nephews and sister-in-law. I worked most every day from my phone and computer. But instead of being in the office, I worked while I was […]

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How Will Obamacare Affect Small Businesses?

December 12, 2013
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obamacareahead2

It’s one thing to assume how small businesses feel about Obamacare and another to hear it straight from the horse’s mouth. New York-based funding provider Merchant Cash and Capital surveyed their clients and this is what they learned: Nearly one third of respondents believe the Act will increase operational expenses. 40 percent aren’t sure how […]

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Is Everyone Buying into the Technology Craze?

December 6, 2013
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automated undewriting

Following a wild 18 months of press releases and technology revolutions, I’m hearing that some ISOs are having technology fatigue. VCs and Private Equity want to invest in companies that are automating everything, but that doesn’t necessarily mean account reps are ready for it. The worst fear an account rep has is using an automated […]

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A Plumber’s Pipes Never Work

July 13, 2013
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plumber

In 2010 close to five feet of snow accumulated from December to March. For Alexandria VA, while snow is expected and even considered profitable by us snow plowing nuts, the onslaught of large quantities of snow and the resulting tree work was overwhelming, at times perplexing, and ironic in its own special way. Due to […]

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Lowering Price Doesn’t Always Translate into More Sales

June 13, 2013
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low price

One of the biggest mistakes a small business owner can make is lowering their prices during slow times. It may seem logical that lowering your price will bring more value to your customers or clients and therefore motivate more people to buy from you (as well as get current customers to buy more often) – […]

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Small Business Talk

May 28, 2013
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get the word out

“Fighting for Truth, Justice, and the American Small Biz Owner, Mark Montgomery, the Small Biz super hero, is shaking up Sacramento’s morning commute with The Mark Montgomery Show. As a business owner/entrepreneur, founder of the California Small Business Coalition and now, Small Biz Talk Radio, he’s fighting to empower the small business owner!” The quote […]

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Federal Minimum Wage and Common Sense

May 15, 2013
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common sense pills

I have never understood how our congressional elected officials could arrive at the conclusion that what is good for one state is good for all states in this American Republic that we call the United States of America. United means joined together for a common purpose, not of the same mind, culture or economics. What […]

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Restaurant Problems: Time Temperate Abuse

May 15, 2013
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frozen food

In the past two weeks of operation at my new restaurant, I have had to throw out 10 pounds of pulled duck, 30 pounds of chicken breasts and 8 pounds of chicken livers. Why? Not because my freezer or cooler are functioning improperly. They are at 0 and 40 degrees Fahrenheit as they should be. […]

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Making Sure You Get Paid Doesn’t Make You “The Bad Guy”

May 4, 2013
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collection calls

Many small business owners will fess up to the fact that they didn’t realize part of owning a small business meant they needed to learn how to sell – not to mention overcoming their own personal prejudices about “Sales” in order to do so. But there’s something a lot of small business owners are even […]

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