strategies

How to Respond to Negative Press

January 3, 2019
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Wondering what to do about negative press? deBanked spoke to some Public Relations professionals about helpful techniques to manage the situation. “When it comes to a negative story, we advise our clients to bridge back to something they are comfortable talking about,” said Bill McCue, Executive Consultant at Indicate Media. Bill McCue, Indicate media McCue […]

Factoring Construction Deals: It’s not impossible

April 18, 2013
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Being my first post in the Small Business Corner, allow me to introduce myself. My name is Steve Ontiveros and I’m the founder of The Factoring Place. I’m good at finding the right factoring company for my clients based on their unique situations. Factoring and MCA really aren’t that different. Each company seeking a merchant […]

The Inefficient Merchant Lending Market Theory

March 5, 2013
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There are 4 major factors used to determine approvals in the merchant lending market: • FICO Score / Credit Report history of owners • Monthly Gross Revenue • Time in Business • Average Daily Bank Balance Only 1 of these factors considers the applicant’s reputation, and that’s credit reports. Credit reports reveal past payment history […]

Social Media for Small Business: Food for Thought

January 29, 2013
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Here’s an interesting trend: blog posts on the subject of the “decline” of social media. Within 90 seconds you can locate three such articles on Forbes.com: 3 Reasons You Should Quit Social Media In 2013 Facebook, Twitter? Can The Decline of Social Media Come Fast Enough? Why I Dumped My Smartphone – 2 Months Into […]

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 […]

Is Print Media Dead? Why Small Business Owners Should Take a Second Look

November 11, 2012
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Many small business owners may have thrown out the newspaper with the bath water when it comes to using print media as a marketing and promotion channel for their small business. Number one, most of us are pretty much convinced that print media is dead. Major newspapers that have been around for eons are dead […]

Forward?

November 8, 2012
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The election is over and now it seems we will be “Moving forward, not back.” The republicans that have already come to accept Romney’s defeat are sounding a lot like Sookie Stackhouse: Onwards we go to help the little guy, a process many feel can’t happen until we end trickle-down economics. It’s the trickle part […]

Can a Broken Window Be a Good Thing?

November 2, 2012
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There’s a ton of controversy right now as to whether or not the devastation caused by Hurricane Sandy will, or will not, serve to stimulate the economy. Obviously there are two camps: one says Sandy is stimulating and the other days it isn’t. It would appear that the only thing we can be sure Sandy […]

Why You Need FundersCloud – An Independent Review

August 29, 2012
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Picture this: You get up in the morning, take a shower, brush your teeth, and hop on to your computer. 73 new e-mails are waiting in your inbox. Ugh! Some of them are saying “Hey buddy, I got this deal that I think you might want to co-fund. Give me a call later and I’ll […]

Remember “Thinking Out of the Box?”

August 10, 2012
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Remember when “thinking out of the box” was all the craze when it came to finding solutions and building business? Today most of us disregard thinking out of the box and much prefer being “creative” and “innovative.” We’re much more sophisticated in our approach. Thinking out of the box appears to be a metaphor that […]

The Funders of Summer

August 2, 2012
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What’s new? Who funded? What happened? Merchant Processing Resource will try to give you a glimpse into the Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) universe: We all know salespeople love to fund, but underwriters?!! This banner hangs on the wall of the underwriting department at mid-sized MCA firm, Rapid Capital Funding: Holy Moses Batman! $10 Million in […]

Smart Small Business Owners Have After Sales Strategies

July 27, 2012
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We all want to be successful small business owners. And that means being a Smart Small Business Owner. Part of being a Smart Small Business Owner (SBO) is understanding the importance of designing and implementing effective after sales strategies. SBO’s know that it really isn’t about attracting customers. Keeping that pipeline of potential customers flowing […]