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Would You Fund This Business?

April 12, 2014
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Is the site inspection dead? One of the strangest byproducts of the automation age is that underwriting tools once deemed absolutely essential are being replaced with APIs, digital verifications, and algorithmic scoring. Speed is everything, but why? Faster speed through automation allows for scaleability. The promise of speed to a potential customer also encourages them […]

Loans for Likes

September 17, 2013
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How Kabbage is building a social media marketing empire Take a look at what Kabbage has cooked up: This is figure 2 of patent # US 20130211892 A1. It was filed on February 14, 2013 and published just last month. Like Kabbage on twitter or Facebook and your approval amount gets extended automatically. This helps […]

Penguin 2.0 Epic Fails

May 23, 2013
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Just as the Merchant Cash Advance industry is beginning to enjoy positive publicity, Google has the potential to set the momentum backwards by pushing terrible results. I’m going to post some Penguin 2.0 epic fails over the next couple days. So check in every now and then to see what’s new. You can also send […]

Google Penguin 2.0 Hits Search Rankings – Track The Responses

May 23, 2013
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According to Google’s Matt Cutts, Google Penguin 2.0 was fully implemented on Wednesday afternoon. Notice a difference in the search queries today? We’re noticing a lot of activity in the MCA industry. Using a nice little hack, we’ve created a way to track all the responses on Google+ that are specifically tied to Matt Cutt’s […]

Soul Mates: Merchant Cash Advance and Silicon Valley VCs

May 1, 2013
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Almost 1 year ago to the day, I wrote a piece titled How the Facebook IPO Affects the Merchant Cash Advance Industry. In a most fitting way to commemorate this anniversary, it was reported early this morning that Google Ventures and Peter Thiel are investing in On Deck Capital (“ODC”) through additional Series D Financing. […]

Follow us at the ETA Expo

April 30, 2013
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May 3, 1:00am: I underestimated how easy it would be to make frequent updates. Wednesday was fantastic. I uploaded a couple dozen photos and updates all at once earlier today over on DailyFunder. As soon as the show was over, I found myself on Bourbon Street at the Discover party followed by the Priority Payments […]

First Ever Small Business Community Chat: Join in!

March 28, 2013
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The Small Business Community on Google Plus recently broke 1,000 members and to make the most of it, we’re kicking off the first ever Small Business Chat. The chat events will be held weekly, and each week it will cover a different topic. The first chat will be on Tuesday, April 2nd at 8pm to […]

Don’t Get Banned by Your Target Market

March 19, 2013
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kicked out?

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 […]