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Suspicious Listing on LendingClub

August 4, 2014
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While perusing LendingClub’s loan platform today, I came across a highly suspicious borrower. It’s member loan #23954784 who is currently a lab assistant in Albuquerque, NM. The reason for the loan request? “Other”. This is what I suspect behind the scenes:

The Entrepreneur

October 13, 2013
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They paint their faces, they unsheathe their swords. They look fearless even if they are in fact full of fear. Some wear a full body of armor and others have no armor at all. We’ve all seen them, but they are not easily understood. The entrepreneur storms the castle not because he believes he will […]

10 Clues You’re Hardcore About Merchant Cash Advance

May 30, 2013
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You might eat and breathe funding small business, but unless you’ve got a set of pajamas like mine, you probably don’t sleep it too. Yeah, Funding Just Got Serious… Other signs you might be hardcore: 1. You miss your train back to Westchester, Long Island, Brooklyn, or North Jersey because of something someone said on […]

It Got Said – Merchant Cash Advance – Friday Fun

April 26, 2013
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In honor of Friday, we’re having some fun… See the rest of the Merchant Cash Advance memes on DailyFunder Caught on twitter [View the story “They Said That – Merchant Cash Advance” on Storify] They Said That – Merchant Cash Advance Caught on twitter Storified by Sean M· Fri, Apr 26 2013 08:08:52 Announced the […]

Don’t Get Banned by Your Target Market

March 19, 2013
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I’ve watched this happen a lot over the last several weeks, particularly on Google Plus. Businesses both large and small join a community, start posting links to their blog and then they get banned. Some are posting crap and others are posting genuinely good content, but the good content is being pushed on people and […]

Kabbage Has Some Fun

February 26, 2013
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I wish I had stumbled upon this when it was released in June of last year. Ahh well, still worth sharing now! Kabbage does Merchant Cash Advances / Merchant Loans specifically for Ebay, Amazon, Etsy, and other e-commerce platform merchants.

The World is Going Mobile

January 28, 2013
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We noticed a lot of people sharing and retweeting a link today to a web campaign by Google to create mobile friendly sites. Coincidentally, we’ve been working on “mobile-izing” Merchant Processing Resource for the past couple weeks. We used Google’s GoMo tool to see how we’re doing so far: 2 Seconds and easy to use! […]

If They Were in MCA

January 23, 2013
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If Gordon Gekko (Wall Street) was in MCA, he would be that strict underwriter that everyone hates. On Approvals: “I look at a hundred deals a day. I pick one.” On making an exception: “I don’t throw darts at a board. I bet on sure things. Read Sun-tzu, The Art of War. Every battle is […]

A New Approach to Providing Employee Feedback for Small Business Owners

January 22, 2013
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Sometimes you just can’t figure out how to deal with employees. Take Rebecca your receptionist. She’s excellent with clients, knows exactly what calls to put through and when to take a message, dresses professionally, and gets along with everyone in the office. She can juggle answering multiple phone lines while greeting multiple clients with ease, […]

Is Google Your Only Web Strategy?

December 31, 2012
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Every business wants to be found in search. To most, being found means top placement in Google’s search results for keywords or phrases that are most likely to convert into a lead, sale, or customer. That begs the question… how does one get that top placement? While many are now accusing Google of monopolizing or […]

MCA History in Honor of Thanksgiving

November 21, 2012
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    – Merchant Processing Resource

Best Tip EVER to Start Your Business

November 5, 2012
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Our website offers lots of advice on operating a business, merchant cash advance, and merchant processing, but nothing matches the wisdom we gained when we encountered this sign. Starting your business? Here is a great tip to ensure its a success! Found in a New York City public restroom. Thanks to the individual that sent […]

Why LinkedIn is King

June 9, 2012
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This may be risky…but we’re doubling down on LinkedIn. The Los Angeles Times will disagree with us, since they recently embraced the radical view that LinkedIn is a big joke. Sure, LinkedIn recently got hacked and that’s a major security issue they’ll need to deal with, but for the haters that brag they haven’t logged […]

Put Your FUNDED Pants On – It’s Time for Merchant Cash Advance

January 27, 2012
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Put your FUNDED pants on because today you’re going to find out just how easy it is to get business financing. The Merchant Cash Advance industry is expected to surpass $1 Billion in annual funding within the next two years. There are at least thirty two major nationwide providers of capital who want you to […]

An Underwriter in Salesman’s Clothing

April 1, 2009
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It was mid-2006 and AdvanceMe was finding it wasn’t so alone in the world anymore. First Funds, Amerimerchant, Merchant Cash and Capital, BFS, among others were abuzz with a business model and a dream. Practically fresh out of college I joined one of the few funding companies as an underwriter. For a kid with little […]