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How to use live chat software in sales

Marketing

How To Use Live Chat Software To Improve Small Business Sales

When your customers have a question – whether it’s about your offerings, a small detail of a product or the sales process itself – giving them a prompt answer might be the difference between a sale and a lost prospect. Unfortunately, many online retailers find that the final step in the sales process – making the […]

Generate content ideas for your blog

Marketing

3 Ways To Generate Content Ideas For Your Industry Blog

Every business today should have a website. The typical consumer has internet access, not to mention a smartphone, tablet, laptop or desktop computer with which to search for entertainment and information. Claiming your own spot online makes it easy for your tech-savvy customers to find you. But while having a website – with product or […]

Inventory loans for small busineses

Finance & Lending

What You Need To Know About Inventory Loans for Small Businesses

If you’re running a business which brings in most of its income through sales of physical products you know that keeping the shelves stocked is an important aspect of keeping your operation healthy. That’s not always easy, though. Every business model has on- and off-seasons. A florist might see a large part of its revenue […]

Facebook live for small businesses

Marketing

How To Use Facebook Live For Small Businesses

As a business, it’s important to stay current on trends your customers engage in. A recent social media trend is Facebook Live, a tool that allows users to live stream anything they wish directly to the social media platform. Consumers love to use Facebook Live to share snippets of events they wish to show their […]

How to incorporate a small business

Managing Your Business

Incorporating A Small Business: Why, And How, To Do It

Most small businesses begin as sole proprietorships. That means that you, the owner, are the business, and the business is you – in the eyes of the law, at least. There are a number of benefits to being a sole proprietorship, including the minimal legal expenses involved in forming one, no required corporate tax payments […]

Business functions simplified

Managing Your Business

Simplify These 6 Business Functions By Moving Them To The Cloud

As a small business owner, the more time and money you can save without sacrificing quality, the better. That’s why cloud-based technologies have become so popular among business leaders. They are inexpensive, easily accessible and generally uncomplicated to use. Entrepreneur contributor Andre Lavoie pointed out that, because the cloud allows people to access files from […]

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 […]

Press Release

Press Release

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 […]