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Small business marketing guide

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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

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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 […]

Celebrate National Small Business Week during the first week of May

Business Trends

Celebrate National Small Business Week with Events in May

The first week of May marks the country’s annual celebration of small businesses. National Small Business Week will be recognized through Saturday, May 6, with plenty of opportunities for small business owners to participate in events, both online and in their communities. National Small Business Week was designed to highlight the significance small businesses have […]

Essential business development tactics

Managing Your Business

3 Effective Business Development Tactics for Small Businesses

Ultimately, every small business wants to grow and develop. However, owners need to pick spots and choose to develop their operations in a way that is sustainable and beneficial in the long run. Growing simply to expand the business’s footprint doesn’t always make sense from a financial or operational standpoint. How can your business increase […]

How to repair bad business credit

Managing Your Business

How to Stretch Every Dollar For Your Small Business

Small businesses don’t always have a surplus of cash lying around. When your enterprise performs well or you have an exceptional month in terms of sales, you’re shrewdly deciding how to best allocate that revenue to keep the company stable and grow in an effective, sustainable way. Because most small organizations don’t have the endlessly […]

What are bridge loans, and how do they work

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What are Small Business Bridge Loans and How Do They Work?

As every entrepreneur knows, starting or growing a business requires capital. Equipment, supplies and space all cost money, and are all required to getting the company going. Business owners have several options to purchase or rent necessary items. Some people are able to save up enough funds to cover initial costs, while others seek out […]