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Hiring tips for small business owners

Managing Your Business

3 Successful Hiring Tips For Small Business Owners

When your small business begins to grow, you may find that you need an extra set of hands around the shop. This is a good thing! It means you’re succeeding as an entrepreneur. But it’s also a challenging task – finding the right hire can be tricky. To make the hiring process a simple and […]

In The News

David Gilbert, CEO of National Funding, Named Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Award Winner in San Diego by EY

David Gilbert joins three decades of groundbreaking entrepreneurs in the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 Finance category. SAN DIEGO, June 15, 2017 – EY today announced that Founder and CEO David Gilbert of National Funding, one of the country’s leading financial technology companies for small and medium-sized businesses, received the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2017 […]

working capital small business loan

Finance & Lending

What Is Working Capital: A Guide to Small Business Funding

As the saying goes, you have to spend money to make money. When starting or scaling a business, you’ll need to invest in certain assets, like inventory, space or employees, before you start making a profit. But, before you begin putting money toward equipment, supplies or other needed purchases, it’s critical to understand your current financial […]

5 tips for starting a small business

Managing Your Business

5 Leading Tips for Starting a Successful Small Business

Starting a small business is a massive but rewarding undertaking. Part of starting a small business is doing things in a way that makes the most sense to you, but a little guidance can help as well. Consider these tips for starting your own company and incorporate them as needed: 1. Recognize your strengths and […]

Small business marketing guide

White Papers

Small Business Marketing Guide – Improve Your Marketing Program

Take advantage of the power of marketing by downloading National Funding’s Small Business Marketing Tips eBook. A solid small business marketing strategy helps ensure that owners in any industry can potentially turn a minor investment into major sales opportunities. Unfortunately, too often, many small business owners mistakenly think they don’t have the resources or tools […]

How to use a small business loan

Finance & Lending

5 Brilliant Ways to Use A Small Business Loan Successfully

Small business loans are a versatile and powerful tool for many different types of organizations to draw on as they stabilize, secure and grow operations. There are many different applications for a small business loan, from industry-specific uses to very broad ones. Here’s a review of some the most common and useful ways small business […]

Encourage employee volunteerism

Business Trends

4 Ways Companies Can Benefit From Social Responsibility

Companies are taking corporate social responsibility more seriously than ever. According to The Guardian, more than 5,000 corporations release their environmental, social and corporate governance performance on an annual basis. And, nowadays, it’s not hard to find an initiative designed to attract socially​ minded companies. The Guardian explained that today’s trends in social responsibility are a […]

How to get a restaurant business loan

Lending & Finance

3 Goals to Accomplish Before Getting a Restaurant Loan

Many would-be restaurateurs today find that getting a business loan isn’t as easy as it used to be. After the recession, many banks and other traditional financiers cut down on lending to budding entrepreneurs, NerdWallet reported. To obtain the necessary funds, prospective restaurant owners turned to alternate strategies. Asking friends and family for the cash […]

How to get a business loan with bad credit and no collateral

Lending & Finance

How to Get a Business Loan with Bad Credit and No Collateral

Small business owners can develop a successful, vibrant organization and still deal with common problems like bad credit and a lack of collateral. Does that mean your business can’t secure a loan? While having good credit and collateral on hand can help you secure a loan in some instances, there are established, dependable alternative lenders […]

Alternative Lender - National Funding

White Papers

How Alternative Lending Can Solve Cash Flow Struggles

Maintaining a positive cash flow is one of the most important, and often times, stressful parts of owning a business. Unless you have a hefty bank account, your business is vulnerable to cash flow challenges. Competition, market disruptions, regulatory demands, and even the weather can put the health of your business at risk. And in […]

Small business successful operations

Managing Your Business

What Can Star Wars Teach You About Running a Business?

Star Wars is both a beloved movie franchise and a foundational element of pop culture. Touching the hearts and minds of fans across many generations, Star Wars has seen a rush of new attention as a slate of new films have been released in recent years, with more on the horizon. Of course, every good […]