Online medical care, medical supplies, pharmaceuticals, insurance, and health-related industries During the epidemic, online medical platforms, like AliHealth and Tencent… View Article
Using technology to your advantage will help you maximize the resources of your small business, enhance employee productivity and better serve your customers. As your online marketing partner, web business are ready to help your business reach its full potential. Technology solutions can help you make the most of your budget and resources. Here are… View Article
While federal, state, and local lawmakers mull over additional aid, Mills recommends that small business owners: Apply for the Small Business Administration loans. In addition to the disaster loans, which only apply to businesses in states that have declared emergency status, some state governments are offering aid packages. Explore private sector programs and fintech products…. View Article
The Government of Canada is taking immediate, significant and decisive action to help Canadians facing hardship as a result of… View Article
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The White House and Senate leaders have finally agreed to a sweeping $2T stimulus package for the U.S. economy as the country grapples with the fallout from the coronavirus pandemic. The precise details of the fiscal package are yet to be disclosed, though it is expected to include around $350B in small business loans and a further $500B for distressed companies,… View Article
In this interesting blog, SharpShooter Funding talks about some useful and timely funding options for businesses with bad credit. Read to learn more!
Most organizations today are battling some kind of crisis – a situation triggered by significant internal or external factors, or several small incidents that build and have an enterprise-wide, multifunctional impact. These crises disrupt normal business operations and have the potential to harm or damage the reputation of the organization. Crises don’t discriminate and can… View Article
Most organizations today are battling some kind of crisis – a situation triggered by significant internal or external factors, or… View Article
Low-interest business loan options include SBA loans and online loans. As a business owner with good personal credit and strong financials, it’s easier to qualify for cheap financing — meaning you can borrow money at a lower annual percentage rate. APR is an accurate measure of the cost of financing. If you’re looking for the lowest-cost loan SBA loans are by far your best bet for the… View Article
Everything you need to know to keep your business safe. With the emergence of COVID-19, our primary concern at CFIB… View Article
This blog by SharpShooter Funding shares eleven excellent reasons why it’s a great funding resource for small businesses. Read to learn more!
When you are considering joining businesses with another person, there is a lot to be considered before you sign on… View Article
Social media advertising reaches audiences in a low-cost, impactful, and effective way. Using social media will allow you to reach your target audience, engage with current and potential customers, create brand loyalty, increase website traffic, and drive sales. Every month, there are over two billion active users on Facebook, one billion on Instagram, and 365 million on Twitter worldwide. In the U.S. alone, 77% of the population has a… View Article
The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is a financial institution founded in 1944 that is wholly owned by the government… View Article
There is more to business than just a great idea, but coming up with that great business idea is a solid start. If you’re looking for a profitable business idea, here are six ways to hatch ideas and separate the good ones from the future flops. There are three simple criteria for a new businesses:… View Article
Even if you need to close due to health and safety concerns, there are ways to keep serving your customers during the coronavirus outbreak. Here are some strategies you can apply to your small business: Communicate proactively with your customers The situation is evolving rapidly, and no one is quite sure what news each day… View Article
Email marketing is the act of sending a commercial message, typically to a group of people, using email. In its broadest sense, every email sent to a potential or current customer could be considered email marketing. It involves using email to send advertisements, request business, or solicit sales or donations. Email marketing helps you increase your… View Article
While SharpShooter Funding primarily serves business owners, it also provides services to homebuyers and homeowners. Read this interesting blog to learn more!
Just as a FICO score measures your personal creditworthiness, your business credit score is a numeric representation of your company’s creditworthiness. The information on your business credit report is used to produce the score, and business lenders use it when they’re considering your credit application to predict how likely you are to pay them back… View Article
Online reviews are important because they have become a reference point for buyers across the globe and because so many people trust them when making purchasing decisions… 90% of people first check out online reviews before making a purchase. Online users are used to finding information about both local and international businesses by themselves. Even… View Article
The economy of Toronto is the largest contributor to the Canadian economy, at 20% of national GDP, and an important economic… View Article
Small business insurance is important for all small business owners to have. It’s the coverage you need to protect the livelihood you’ve worked so hard to build. The right small business insurance will help cover expensive damage and lawsuits from accidents, natural disasters, professional errors, workers compensation claims and more. Any small business, regardless of… View Article
When you are considering joining businesses with another person, there is a lot to be considered before you sign on the dotted line. If you are married, think back to when you first met your spouse. Most people refer to going into business together like a marriage. And, in many regards, they are correct. Both… View Article
What is alternative lending? The Alternative Lending market segment relates to digital financial services for business customers as well as private borrowers…. View Article
If you’re a business owner, then tax season can bring on a whole new set of tax-related challenges. Fortunately, there are a number of valuable tax filing strategies to maximize credits and deductions that can benefit a business owner. The federal government levies four basic types of business taxes: income tax, self-employment tax, taxes for employers, and… View Article
Traditional bank loans can be hard to attain, especially for a business acquisition. This is rarely the only form of funding, however, and often involves loans or seller financing in addition. Assumption of debt: With this financing option, you essentially purchase both the business’s assets and liabilities. Planning is the key to getting that business… View Article
Buying a business?… Many entrepreneurs choose to buy an existing business rather than start one from scratch. There are many… View Article
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Today’s small businesses don’t need to rely on big banks for financing options. Over the past decade, there has been a rise in alternative lending platforms that make it easier and faster for startups and small businesses to find the cash they need when they need it. When business owners consider applying for a merchant cash… View Article
Business networking simply refers to building and cultivating relationships with people of similar interests in ways that can benefit all parties. Whenever people gather for Chamber of Commerce socials, join professional associations, go to conventions, or ask friends for introductions or recommendations, they’re networking. Many people network to get leads for new business, but networking can also… View Article
A business credit score tells lenders how likely you are to repay them in a timely fashion. Your scores can be found at Dun & Bradstreet, Equifax and Experian. These scores may help you secure better terms the next time you apply for a small-business loan or get an insurance policy for your business. The same way your personal credit score is the… View Article
It is critical when running a business that you avail of the services of a bank. Many businesses have a… View Article
Having a good bank relationship can benefit you here because if the bank understands your business they may be able to understand fees or you could negotiate lower fees with them. Many businesses have a bank but do not have a banker. Nurturing a good bank relationship can lead to various benefits for your business that can help it grow…. View Article
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While SharpShooter Funding loves every province in Canada, they can’t stop waxing poetic about Alberta. Read this blog for some interesting and fun facts!
Cash flow issues are a concern for most small and mid-sized business owners. In fact, many small business owners find it difficult to manage growth because of concerns about funds. Having access to the right funding makes it easier to support business growth. There are many different choices out there, but a merchant cash advance might be one you want to… View Article
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SharpShooter Funding shares a list of some of the industries that benefit from its funding options. Read more to learn how they can help your business!
Toronto is one of the greatest cities in the world to do business,consistently ranked at the top when it comes… View Article
Every company wishes it had more customers, and there are only two ways of making that happen. Either you reach out to potential prospects or people come to you. The following ideas can be used by businesses of all sizes and most industries. The key is to test and modify to make them work for your… View Article
Most successful entrepreneurs have worked in the industry they start their business in, in a related industry, or are very… View Article
Growth is crucial to the long-term survival of a business. It makes it easier to acquire assets, attract new talent and fund investments. It also drives business performance and profit. Many business owners appreciate that growth is an essential part of building a sustainable business. They also know that trying to grow too fast has… View Article
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This fascinating blog from SharpShooter Funding explains why so many start-ups thrive in the province of British Columbia. Read now to gain some insight!
A small business consultant works with clients on strategy, planning and problem solving, and helps clients develop business skills and knowledge. These topics range from designing a business model or marketing plan, to determining which marketing techniques to use and how to use them. Small businesses have plenty of reasons for considering small business consulting—small business consultants can help you save… View Article
Businesses, like individuals, sometimes suffer from too much debt. Taking on the right amount of debt – and at the right time – can mean the difference between a business that struggles and one that succeeds. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), roughly 50 percent of small businesses fail within their first five years, largely because of… View Article
If you need some funding for your small business then you may be wondering where to start, as well as how to… View Article
A business line of credit is a type of small-business loan that provides flexibility that a regular business loan doesn’t. With a business line of credit, you can borrow up to a certain limit — say, $100,000 — and pay interest only on the portion of money that you borrow. Clearly, most businesses need a better understanding of where capital can… View Article
Guerrilla marketing is an advertisement strategy in which a company uses surprise and/or unconventional interactions in order to promote a product or service. It is a type of publicity. The term was popularized by Jay Conrad Levinson‘s 1984 book Guerrilla Marketing. In your daily life, you may encounter examples of other business’ guerilla marketing tactics, without even realizing it. Examples include the use of… View Article
In order for social media marketing to work, you need an audience. Unfortunately, growing an audience is also one of the… View Article
Scalability is about capacity and capability. Scaling a business means setting the stage to enable and support growth in your company. It means having the ability to grow without being hampered. It requires planning, some funding and the right systems, staff, processes, technology and partners. Does your business have the capacity to grow? Will your… View Article
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Every small business dreams of growing into a more stable company but this takes planning. Read this timely blog by SharpShooter Funding to learn more!
Many people see the beginning of a business as just having one good idea, but to actually reach success and… View Article
As your business changes, you might start to look for advice on how to handle the inevitable unknowns. Here’s a roundup of resources that should point you in the right direction: whether you’re looking to get a question answered, a skillset solidified, or a mentor onboard. There are lots of places to turn for small… View Article
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SharpShooter Funding shares some of the many funding challenges small businesses can unexpectedly face and what to do about them. Read to learn more!
There are so many good reasons to get a business loan that you probably haven’t even considered half of them…. View Article
Marketers tend to focus too heavily on acquisition. which turns out to be a costly mistake. With acquisition costing six to seven times more than retention, the only path to sustainable growth is a commitment to keeping your customers around. Taking new customers from their first purchase to their second can be a hurdle. But… View Article
Thinking about starting a new business? Running a company can be an amazing adventure, and it can even give you… View Article
Brand creation is about really understanding your business by ascertaining who you are, what you do, how you do it and, most importantly, why you do it. Creating a brand is about creating an emotional connection between you and your customer. Your Brand Is the image you want customers to have of your company. Reflects… View Article
Owners with bad business credit scores can follow these easy tips to improve their rating and get fast funding for their companies. Apply online today!
As a small or medium-sized business in need, there are many good reasons why you should seek funding from SharpShooter Funding. Read this blog learn more!
Toronto is known throughout Canada as a business powerhouse. It provides a whopping 10% of Canada’s entire GDP and has one of the… View Article
The number of women-owned businesses increased nearly 3,000% since 1972. Not only that but between 2017 and 2018 women started an average of 1,821 new businesses per day in the U.S. Here are other facts: More than 11.6 million firms are owned by women, employing nearly 9 million people, and generating $1.7 trillion in sales as… View Article
Even if you already have your own website and e-commerce store you may want to consider expanding your distribution into Amazon. You’ll be able to reach more potential customers and increase sales of first-time customers who may be leery of shopping on a lesser known website. Once they purchase your product on Amazon and get… View Article
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Your small business has many opportunities for success in a great country like Canada. Read this compelling blog from SharpShooter Funding to learn more!
Cash flow issues are a concern for most small and mid-sized business owners. In fact, many small business owners find it difficult… View Article
Women are a powerful business force in America. American women are involved in virtually every industry with an unmatched entrepreneurial spirit. There are a variety of resources designed to help women aspiring to be small business owners overcome hurdles, whether it be a lack of funding, limited education, lack of training and mentorship, and so on…. View Article
Industry Canada’s definition of “small business” is firms that have fewer than 100 employees. Number of Businesses. • There are… View Article
Social media is constantly evolving and it’s exciting to think about what it will look like in just a few years time. Of course, this means that the world of Social Media Monitoring has to keep up with the demands of social media users as brands continue to modify their strategies once new trends emerge. … View Article
Are you a professional/entrepreneur in Canada? There are lots of business networking opportunities in your area waiting for you and… View Article
Everyday we walk into businesses that are franchise business models, such as restaurants, coffee shops, printing places, etc. A lot of entrepreneurs choose to buy a franchise because they are already proven businesses and where the operating structure, suppliers and management know how is available for a new location. A franchise enables you, the investor… View Article
It is one of a few cities in Canada with two post-secondary institutions, which is why the town has a… View Article
The province’s cities, including Calgary, Edmonton, and Red Deer, offer some of the best business opportunities to entrepreneurs. Alberta is… View Article
Located in west Canada and just over the border from the US tech hub of Seattle, Vancouver has its own… View Article
First Down Funding joins deBanked, along with 24 other Headlining Sponsors within the Small Business Funding industry in the United States. deBanked CONNECT Miami 2020, will be held January 16th, 2020 at the Loews Miami Beach Hotel. deBanked will bring together Small Business Funders, Service Providers, Brokers and folks from the Small Business Funding industry… View Article
Entrepreneurs face daily challenges due to fast business environment, competition, employee management, and many other factors. With so much on your plate, is 24 hours a day enough? If not, then take a look at the following list of mobile apps that can help you manage your time and boost productivity. Pocket The Pocket mobile… View Article
The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade, it is also expected to be a key year for… View Article
The year 2020 marks the beginning of a new decade, it is also expected to be a key year for High Tech as Artificial Intelligence companies are ready to launch new technologies. With this, your business will have more global reach and other opportunities to grow and expand. Is your business ready for 2020? Looking… View Article
The vision and hard work of generations of trailblazers have led Canada to become an internationally known destination for tech…. View Article
The year 2020 is looking like an awesome year for technology. It’s the dawn of a new decade — and that means a new era of science and technology to excite and delight. Get ready for the first complete synthetic human brain, moon mining, and much more. Maybe robotic moon bases, chips implanted in our… View Article
Brantford, the railroad center of southern Ontario, is a place that is known as a telephone city because of the… View Article
Barrie is a place that fosters entrepreneurs by offering them not only a location that is ideal for their inborn… View Article
When a small business sees an opportunity to grow, the owner must not miss this chance. However, you need to… View Article
You’ve had your business open for a while now, and you’re wondering when it will be the right time to expand it. You don’t want to overestimate your trajectory and fumble a good opportunity. Read about the clear signs showing that you should be planning on expansion and how you can make it happen. Business… View Article
Art and business have long been intertwined. But now that technology has put so many tools into the hands of would-be entrepreneurs and the internet has opened up giant markets to artists who would before have struggled to find exposure, that relationship is more dynamic than ever. Sketch artists or painters find new ways to apply… View Article
The one thing that stays the same in business is…nothing stays the same. New hardware, software, services and other technologies… View Article
Starting a business in Canada is easy. You could start your business tomorrow and be making money by the end… View Article
The one thing that stays the same in business is…nothing stays the same. New hardware, software, services and other technologies are coming at a breakneck pace and all of these changes will have a significant impact on commerce, the global economy and individual businesses within the next few years. The most significant trends and technologies that will… View Article
There are more ways to get a small business loan in Canada than ever before. This is because new lenders… View Article
Your store has a steady stream of customers. Your cash flow is consistent. In a sense, your business is doing just fine. But, you don’t have enough profits coming in to reach loftier goals — you only have enough to maintain the pace that your store is running at right now. Unless your sales suddenly… View Article
An influencer is a user on social media who has established credibility in a specific industry. Social media influencers have access to a large audience… View Article
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It seems like everyone has a website nowadays, so finding ways to stand out from the crowd is indispensable! To… View Article
It seems like everyone has a website nowadays, so finding ways to stand out from the crowd is indispensable! To make a popular website, use these helpful suggestions regarding content, design, and search-engine optimization. Baseline traffic, website design, domain age, meta descriptions, geographic location, competition, and target market all play into how quickly you can gain search engine traffic from SEO. Generally… View Article
The upcoming year its expected to be full of technology advances and new opportunities. Its your business ready for 2020?… View Article
The upcoming year its expected to be full of technology advances and new opportunities. Its your business ready for 2020? Being intentional starts with creating a plan, which acts as your roadmap for the new year. It dictates your goals, your choices, and what things you prioritize. Quick check list: Dream Dump: Write down all… View Article
Flying private is a growing phenomenon, largely thanks to social media and iconic figures flying lavishly across the globe. Some… View Article
Sometimes business get started without a short term or long term business plan. But no matter how small your business,… View Article
Hamilton, a rare combination of natural beauty with advancements, a place that will provide you a quality life with amenities… View Article
Canadians are an active bunch. According to Stats Canada, more than 16.2-million Canadians aged 12 and over reported participating in… View Article
Your team has probably worked hard all year, and they’re probably ready for the holidays. If you have employees, it’s important to make sure you make your team feel appreciated. You want to create an atmosphere of fun and cheer. Tips that will help you create the right office holiday atmosphere for your business: Get… View Article
You’re thinking of hiring more employees. Maybe you only want to bring on one new staff member, or maybe you’re hoping to add a bunch of people to the team. Whatever the size of your hiring goals, you need to think about these important things before offering candidates the job. 1. Look over Your Finances… View Article
Like many Canadians, you dreamed of owning your own business. You surveyed the market, crunched the numbers, and realized that… View Article
Companies play a prominent role in developing the economy of any country. They do not only provide goods and services… View Article
Sitting in the luxurious office room of your dream project and enjoying coffee is not a fantasy anymore because Burnaby… View Article
Whether you are planning to have a start-up or need finances to meet basic business operational needs such as purchasing equipment to use in the production process, commercial loans can be beneficial. These are short-term loans that are usually obtained by partnerships, corporations, and business enterprises. Moreover, commercial loans cannot be used for personal needs…. View Article
According to a report published by the Government of Canada in January 2019, there are approximately 1.18 million businesses in… View Article
Climate change is one of the biggest risks facing businesses, economies and societies around the world.The effects of climate change… View Article
There are two types of billionaires: those who inherited their wealth, and those who built it from nothing. There are 2,604 billionaires in the world, and 55.8% of them are self-made. Our nation gained a net 21 billionaires this year, for a total of 607. That’s slightly more than a 50 percent increase compared to… View Article
Vancouver has a reputation for a coastal city as it has a seaport. It is located in British Columbia with… View Article
The Canadian economy is projected to grow by 2 per cent in 2018 and 2019. However, growth is expected to slow to… View Article
Tai Lopez (born on April 11, 1977) is an American entrepreneur, investor, motivational speaker, and online personality based in Los Angeles, California. Tai Lopez’s life story and businesses put him on a crash course toward success. There may have been detours along the way, but he always felt like his destiny was to find a good life. Then… View Article
Tip 1: Write a Restaurant Business Plan All the most successful businesses start with a detailed business plan. This plan… View Article
Many people dream of starting their own business in search of a better future. But entrepreneurship isn’t only good for individuals: The employment, wages, and revenue generated by new businesses are essential for a city’s economic growth. The following 10 U.S. cities have the highest collective three-year revenue growth rates among this year’s Inc. 5000, a list of… View Article
As a small business, you may be competing against big brands with devoted customers and unlimited marketing budgets. That’s why you have to find ways to differentiate–with a solid brand building process of your own. Here are a few simple ways to brand your business: Get a great logo. Write down your brand messaging. Integrate your brand. Create a “voice” for your company that reflects your brand. Develop a tagline…. View Article
Moving to Kamloops for organizing your inborn business and taking it to the end-level success will bring you a quality… View Article
Searching for the top technology events to attend in 2020? Here are the top shows that you need to attend this upcoming year: CES: January 7-10, 2020 (Las Vegas, NV) CES International is a massive technology business trade show that draws people from all over the world who thrive on the business of consumer technologies…. View Article
There are several reasons why Canada is a great place to start a business. Canada boasts a well-educated population that… View Article
Bridge financing is a financial tool that provides assistance to cover the cash flow gaps for the recovery of loans and invoices. It guarantees secured investment and gives you back to upgrade your small scale company. This cash permits the local business owners to continue their daily business activities without any hassle. Hence, this loan… View Article
Having great access to goods from around the world is a great advantage for Vancouver businesses and forms the life-blood… View Article
One-third of the entire world uses Facebook on a monthly basis, and 70% of American adults have reported using the site at least once. Combine that with the total monthly users on Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, and Snapchat, and it’s no wonder social media is one of the most popular online pastimes. Celebrities are a very large reason why… View Article
Oil and natural gas are the most valuable minerals produced in Texas. … The Permian Basin of West Texas has yielded large quantities of oil since the Big Lake discovery in 1923, although there was a smaller discovery in the Westbrook field in Mitchell County three years earlier. The new estimated mean of undiscovered, technically recoverable resources in the Permian basin are 46.3 billion barrels… View Article
The second economy hub of the city, Toronto- North York, has its incredible charm of multiculturalism that attract a high… View Article
The U.S. pet industry continues along a healthy growth trajectory, with overall sales of pet products and services rising almost 5% last year. The pet food and pet supply retail channels are experiencing much of their growth outside of the core mass-market and pet specialty channels, namely online, where annual percentage sales gains have been… View Article
Canada is second only to the U.S. in levels of entrepreneurial activity, beating most G7 countries and much of the… View Article
Toronto is the provincial capital and the most populated city of Ontario. It has a long waterfall shortline, a valley… View Article
As business leaders and innovators race to reach the promise of artificial intelligence to deliver a competitive advantage as well as cost and time savings, the technology is altering industries from finance to manufacturing with new products, processes and capabilities. Artificial intelligence (AI) is an area of computer science that emphasizes the creation of intelligent… View Article
Florida Business Loans by First Down Funding Florida is one of the United States’ economic powerhouses. It’s the third biggest state in the country by population, and has the fourth biggest economy. In fact, its GDP is larger than all but 16 countries. The top five industries for small business in Florida are accommodation and… View Article
Home to international flights and a headquarter of Canadian and multinational companies, Mississauga is the central business district of Ontario… View Article
Greater Baltimore is one of the best metros for growing new ventures. The Region’s opportunity share of new entrepreneurs ranks 2nd among the largest metro regions in the U.S. Baltimore’s talent pipeline is fueled by the city’s prestigious academic institutions, including Johns Hopkins University, Loyola University, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore, which host entrepreneurship and… View Article
Among other good news to come out of Canada’s financial capital, the city has cemented its reputation as a global… View Article
In December 2015, Bret “The Hitman” Hart and SharpShooter Funding© formed the ultimate tag team to pursue a common goal…. View Article
Canada is the part of G7, which means it is amongst the top 7 countries that are economically developed. It… View Article
The Dow Jones plummeted 281 points today,. Traders and investors are taking a close look at the market after President Trump said he might favor waiting until after the 2020 election to make a China trade deal. The Dow Jones Industrial Average fell the most, weighed down by weakness in Apple stock and Intel stock.The market… View Article
Seeking financial support from friends, family, or traditional banks come up with great perks; that’ s why entrepreneurs run after alternative funding organizations because of its numerous benefits. They offer several investment programs for the promotion and establishment of local businesses, but as an entrepreneur, you should see which mortgage will suit your small scale… View Article
The most important title that a small business owner’s embrace is they are “Job Creator.” Small business owners play a… View Article
Gracias, merci, danke, obrigado, grazie, THANK YOU. However, you say it, ‘thank you‘ is one of the most important phrases in your vocabulary, and is a critical, effective tool for building relationships in business. A simple ‘thank you’ can show your clients and partners that you value the relationship, and it helps build rapport. For… View Article
Cruises have always been an important part of the travel economy, and a a very popular one amongst Americans. Each year, more than 11 of millions of Americans go on cruises, in general, every fifth resident of the United States visited the cruises. Since the recovery from the 2008 recession, the cruise business has been booming. Industry… View Article
When you own a business, you may find yourself spending money on various necessities. Once you get the basics covered… View Article
There’s a great story known by bitcoin enthusiasts, and one that raises the question if bitcoin is an investment asset or a currency. In 2010 Laszlo Hanyecz made a request to a bitcoin forum to buy a pizza with 10,000 bitcoins, he even expected two pizzas, to his surprise he found someone that took him up… View Article
Are you looking to get your small business financed? Or are you having difficulties in securing the optimum financing for… View Article
Preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday can be stressful for many business owners as changing marketing campaigns, and adjusting processes for an influx of extra traffic, sales and returns, etc. Overall is an opportunity for most industries, so here are some tips on how to adjust for these important dates: Drive traffic and make… View Article
We can’t deny this fact that alternative funding organizations are innovation in the world of finance as it has been… View Article
The alternative funding organizations have been the ultimate driving force for the establishment of local businesses, along with their recognition… View Article
There was a time not too many years ago when the local bank was the only place to get a small business loan. For a number of reasons, that isn’t always the case today. In fact, loan purpose, credit profile, and other factors play an important role in determining where a small business owner should… View Article
Two giants dominate the world’s e-commerce market. Both without a storefront and relying only on their loyal online customer base. Amazon and Alibaba are these notable players, Jeff Bezos and Jack Ma respectively founded the companies that influence consumers pricing and product demand. While Amazon is king for American consumers and Alibaba is a the… View Article
The Canadian Lenders Association’s largest annual event brought together hundreds of executives from the fintech and lending industries. It was… View Article
The fitness industry is booming and shows no signs of slowing down. An average of 20% of Americans have gym memberships, and the demand for health foods is increasing by 10% each year. Here are key elements that every investor and entrepreneur should consider before investing in this industry. 1. Health insurance costs The rising… View Article
An ideal or excellent credit score is essential in the borrowing world. As good credit record opens the door of opportunities for an entrepreneur to avail a variety of services by any alternative funding organization similarly the poor credit history can result in the seizing of your assets, charged-off accounts, no loan approval or credit… View Article
When it comes to technology and business opportunities, there’s no better time to live than today. The new economy of automation is changing how we live and it’s also forcing many industries to innovate. The automotive industry is one of those exciting sectors that is completely reinventing transportation and people’s daily lives. The electric car… View Article
If you’ve come up with an exceptional business idea, but don’t have the money to start one, you may get discouraged and believe it isn’t possible.
For an entrepreneur, access to small funding organizations is super easy as they have a team of professionals who are dedicated to practicing robust strategies for the provision of a variety of loans. As these organizations are aimed to boost local businesses, that’s why their loans are uniquely designed to fulfill their needs. Because all… View Article
As an entrepreneur, you will seek the type of loan that has easy documentation, repayment policies along with quick deposition… View Article
The film business has been a glamorized dream for many and a booming industry for others. Movie studios had for many years a business model that was set on a series of protocols and rules that was tightly controlled by their executives. However, in the last 5 years, digital streaming has changed those rules and the… View Article
The rise of entrepreneurship has evolved alternative funding organizations that are considered as innovation in the world of economy. Before… View Article
As the 2019 Holiday Season approaches, great gifts are available for all age groups… below are some of the most notable and unique products that you must consider: The latest Apple Watch: When the Apple Watch Series 5 was announced in September, we already knew it was going to be a popular gift in… View Article
How does it feel to be a part of the world’s G7 economy with a robust medical system, an abundance… View Article
Local business owners require money to maintain massive working capital to run their business operation smoothly. Although, there are many types of loans but the eligibility of your required loan is sometimes difficult due to no or less profitability. For newly born businesses, it is hard to manage the budget of business operations, income tax… View Article
Lots of businesses fail after operating for only a few years. The last thing that you want to do is to follow in their footsteps and close your doors for good.
Many people dream of starting their own bed and breakfast. Just imagine owning a beautiful cottage in Muskoka in the snowy winter, and creating an idyllic destination for visitors.
Want to get into the toy business? Let’s start with some important facts: U.S. market size for the total toy industry is approximately $28 billion. Lego is world’s largest toy manufacturer for the first time. In this past year, Danish Lego Group achieved growth once more and has now, for the first time ever, become the world’s largest toy manufacturer,… View Article
Elon Musk, Tesla’s CEO has announced that the company has chosen Berlin to build its first European giga factory. This follows the company’s large investment in China to build electric cars and lithium-ion batteries in Asia. As the demand in Europe and Asia increases for electric cars, Mr. Musk’s new announcement not only is a… View Article
Start-up demands finance for investing in real state, purchase of working capital and machines, hiring new staff and eventually the marketing of your product. However, finding an authentic financing lender for your newly born business is crucial. This financial support comes up with complicated documentation and rigid repayment terms and policies. Therefore, the First down… View Article
Knowing your customer age group and shopping habits is key in determining your advertising strategy this holiday season. Before you set up your advertising budget for your business, its important to know your potential clients before allocating marketing funds. Generation Z Generation Z shoppers, aged 22 or younger, are less likely to shop online. These… View Article
Canadian Lenders Association (CLA), the voice of the innovative business and consumer lending industry, announces the Top 25 Lenders of… View Article
If you’re starting a small business, there is no doubt that you are going to need extra money at the beginning of your operation.
We’re only a few weeks away from Thanksgiving and over a month away from Christmas. This exciting, yet hectic, time of the year offers many challenges and opportunities for businesses. Have you factored them in to your business’ budget? First Down Funding recommends you to start by setting goals. How much volume of business are… View Article
A poor credit rating can be a big hurdle to jump over, especially when you’re a small business owner. It can raise interest rates, impose restrictions and flat-out take financial opportunities away from you.
If you are a small business owner, you probably understand how important having stable access to funding is.
From prepping costumes and running around in them for trick or treats, to attending a holiday bash at your favorite restaurant, Halloween offers a lot of fun for literally everyone. While there is a lot to enjoy from Halloween for the common individual, we think that businesses can leverage this opportunity to make gains as well. Restaurants stand a good chance here to make Halloween all about festivities and deals by having the right details implemented within their outlets.
The spookiest time of the year is just around the corner and customers will soon be thronging stores and other outlets looking to buy related items. Halloween is the time of the year that customers around the world look for spooky items to buy. This is the time of the year when the air is rich with scary vibes, and everyone is looking to scare each other away.
Being a small business owner or starting your own business can be quite an exhilarating experience. You have to take many things into consideration, and there is limited room for you to make any errors. Any errors that you make as part of this process would come bite you in the long run and would leave your business short of the aims that you have in mind.
Your Maryland business is going well. The customers are lining out the door. They’re posting reviews that are positive and recommending your venture to all of their close friends and family members. If anything, it seems like the demand is too much for a single business to handle.
Toronto has long been a good place to do business, but in the past few years it has exploded onto the international stage, becoming one of the most diverse, dynamic and exciting places to start a company in the world.
First Down Funding provides funding support every day to Small Business Owners in all 50 States throughout the United States. Everyone eats is the First Down Funding motto. Monday November 18th, 2019, First Down Funding will continue to help and support within the 53 Families Foundation Annual Thanksgiving Food Drive. Founded by Baltimore Ravens Super… View Article
First Down Funding jumps on board to become the 10th Official Sponsor for the Inaugural “Funders Forum”. A 2-day event in Washington DC, set for Tuesday November 12th and Wednesday November 13th, 2019 downtown Washington DC. The Funders Forum will consist of a two-day event, held within The Willard Intercontinental, Washington D.C. located at 1401… View Article
Baltimore, Maryland, is an expensive place to run a business. Any owners that are struggling to keep their doors open with profits alone will appreciate the opportunity to apply for commercial funding. Find out what the funding option can do for your business and how you can get it. Business in Baltimore Can Be a… View Article
Things are looking up for Canadian businesses. Though it has a population of only 37 million people, Canada boasts one of the most exciting and dynamic economies in the G7, and with a strong healthcare system, a wealth of natural resources, a key geopolitical position, and one of the highest standards of living in the world, it is one of the best places for young entrepreneurs to start new businesses.
The first thing small business owners think about when deciding to take on funding to grow their business is the ten-year, 3% bank loan that was the standard ten to twenty years ago. The application and approval process was much slower, and if a borrower didn’t fit the mold that mainstream lenders were looking for,… View Article
The first thing small business owners think about when deciding to take on funding to grow their business is the ten-year, 3% bank loan that was the standard ten to twenty years ago.
The grind of a 9 to 5 routine isn’t meant for everyone. When you start working a day job, you soon realize that it’s better to be your own boss, and this lifestyle isn’t meant for you. Once you realize this, there is nothing that will make a day job attractive to you.
As everyone who has ever tried it knows, starting a business is a lot of work. But the payoff of all the labour is a thriving company that posts steady growth numbers year in and year out by meeting a concrete need in today’s economy.
If you’re running a small business of your own, we hope that you know one thing for sure by now; there is no way around understanding financial statements. If you want your business to succeed, you should make sure that you maintain a stringent check on your financial statements and the information within it. Keeping an eye on your financial affairs can save you a lot, while also allowing you to be proactive in dealing with any upcoming problems.
The food industry is one of the most benevolent options for entrepreneurs to jump into. While the industry is inundated with multiple options, you can easily jump in and take away the audience if you have something unique to offer. People are quite generous when it comes to spending on the food they eat, which is why you have the opportunity to be part of a massive industry.
Many small business owners start their organizations with numerous aims and objectives in mind. Not only do they want to help their startup idea towards growth, but they also try their best towards ensuring that the business is kept financial stable. Financial stability is one of the most underrated concepts of running a business. We talk a lot about operational efficiency and other metrics of running a business, but we fail to pinpoint financial stability as one of the major reasons that should be kept into perspective.
So far, 2019 has been a fantastic year for Toronto. Not only did the Toronto Raptors make history by winning their very first NBA Championship this summer, but the city also recently made headlines for becoming the fastest growing city in North America.
If you have any experience with the world of business financing in Canada, you know that access to funding is one of the biggest problems entrepreneurs and small businesses face.
You cannot seriously expect your plan to succeed if you aren’t working on the right business model. For your business plan to work, you should make sure that you have everything covered. Now, while covering all other details can be relatively easy, the term ‘marketing plan’ can send shivers down the body of every entrepreneur. A marketing plan isn’t just a roadmap that business follows in the initial days, but it is also something that will define the success of the company in the long run.
All entrepreneurs looking to start their own online business would want to start an online store to make progress with the idea they have in their mind. Similarly, small business owners wanting to take their business online would also want to start a similar venture.
A growing business has many needs. You need staff to make sure your operations are running smoothly, customers and clients to maintain a steady income stream and a leadership team who can make plans for the future. But above all, it needs enough capital to make all of this happen.
Regardless of your industry and the scope of your operations, finance is believed to be the backbone of your business. Every business follows a model that is based on marketing and selling products and services. The model does include strategies on managing day-to-day operations, but it might not guide on how to obtain finance.
When your cash reserves are almost nil and you have a ton of expenses to pay, business financing is the only option you can go to for some relief. However, even with the momentary relief, you must not execute the process in the wrong manner and follow all the checks that are required for correct business financing
The retail industry in Canada is booming. Thanks to modern innovations and an influx of skilled workers from different countries, it’s easy to see why the retail sector in Canada is growing at an accelerated pace.
Raising capital is perhaps one of the most complex tasks expected from an entrepreneur before they start their business.
Small business owners should always try to maintain a good credit score, irrespective of the circumstances. When you first start your business, you have to be careful about the decisions you make and the strategies you choose. Being irresponsible with your cash reserves and your credit during the initial phase of your business can derail your progress for the time to come.
The province of Ontario in Canada is perhaps the best when it comes to opportunities for entrepreneurs and business owners.
Starting a new business on your own can be an exhilarating, yet exciting experience. Not only do you get to turn your vision into a reality, but you also get to be your own boss and make your own rules.
Let’s face it: if you own a small business and you’re trying to scale up to the next level, then trying to figure out how to secure the long term funding you need to grow can seem like an almost insurmountable challenge.
For ambitious Canadian businesspeople, few cities offer the same kinds of opportunities that Toronto does. Not only is Toronto Canada’s largest city, but it is also the country’s capital of finance and the second-largest financial services centre in North America.
If you follow the financial news in Canada, then you’ve probably heard the buzz about one of the most exciting funding opportunities available to small businesses: merchant capital advances.
One of the first questions any entrepreneur needs to ask when they start building their first small business is, “how am I going to get the money I need to become profitable?”
If you are trying to grow a business, you are going to need capital
If you are a small business just starting to get off the ground, then you’re probably come across the vicious Catch-22
It’s every small business owner’s worst nightmare: a weather disaster, client issue, or production error plunges their company
There’s an old saying that if you want to know what someone is like, you just need to look at who their friends are
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A credit report is a document that contains information about your financial performance and current credit condition, such as the… View Article
If you’ve been operating in a business for some time, we expect you to realize by now just how important cash flow can be for your business. If you want to see your business improve it is necessary that you invest in cash flow and take it forward from there.
Cash flow is the life force of the business, but having a massive deposit in business account is challenging for… View Article
If all small business owners can gather together to highlight the one thing that they despise doing, we would get a lot of votes in favor of managing business finance. In fact, there has been research conducted in this regard and small business owners have blatantly agreed that managing business finance is the one thing that they despise doing. While managing finance is despised by small owners, it is also one of the most significant reasons leading to the failure of a given business. It is when the founding members are unable to manage finance that the business fails to move on and is stranded towards failure. Hence, if you want your business to succeed, it is necessary that you manage your small business finance in the best manner possible, without any flaws whatsoever.
The cash you have in your business plays an important role in defining the success you experience as a brand. If you truly want to be successful in running your business, then you should make sure that you manage cash in the best manner possible.
Data (facts and statistics collected for analysis) is increasingly important to business growth. In fact, 90 per cent of all… View Article
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Knowing that you are here because you either want to start your business or have already started it, we congratulate you on the efforts as of yet. Starting your own business or actualizing your dream is an immense effort and you need to be commended for it. However, this is just the start of the journey. There are countless complications and other obstacles you will have to overcome for success as an entrepreneur.
Funding day-to-day operations is always a challenge for startups. The lack of funding options is one of the main reasons business owners end up filing for bankruptcy and liquidating their setup.
Canada is proving itself more and more as a country that has something to offer the fashion industry. While Canadian… View Article
As a small business owner, you need to keep an eye on all facets of the business to ensure its survival and growth. You cannot slack on any aspect of running a business as it will eventually come and haunt you in the long run.
Once you initiate your dream of a startup, you will realize that there are numerous concepts that you had no prior idea of. All of these concepts dictate the way business is run and ensure your success as a new small business. While all other concepts have their importance as well, the financial concepts required for running a business are important for your success. We realize how a poor grasp on financial concepts governing business can impact your profitability and growth. Within financial concepts as well, some are extremely important while others that don’t hold much value. One such concept that is extremely important to the success of your business is liquidity, and here we will be discussing everything you need to know about liquidity inside your business.
Regardless of how good you are at managing your small business, there will come a time when you might need a small business loan for your organization. A small business loan isn’t just meant to help you out of a cash crunch, but it can also be your messiah when you are facing tough times as a brand. The hassle of a cash crunch is a bit too much to manage for most small businesses, which is why they are left with no other option but to get a small business loan.
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Change is the only thing constant in this universe. As humans, our ability to change what we do defines us and separates us from going towards failure. The formula to success is different for every change, and what worked for you or your ancestors in the past wouldn’t work for you in the present. Running a business is all about embracing change in its purest form and making sure that you can implement these changes for the cumulative growth of your brand and your business.
Toronto is a great place to start a business. Not only is it one of the biggest cities in North… View Article
Cash flow is undoubtedly the one thing that can help a small business make sure that they grow progressively over time. A business that has plans to grow in the nearby future should keep a stringent check on their cash flow, so that they experience whatever growth they have in mind.
The Canadian biotechnology and life sciences sector is a significant contributor to Canada’s innovation economy, and one of the country’s… View Article
A poor credit score can be a hassle for literally every business. Not only does the credit score happen to put your business and your processes at risk, but it can also lead you into complete disarray. If you have a poor credit score, you wouldn’t be able to qualify for most business lending opportunities and wouldn’t be able to build a positive credit profile for yourself.
GTA or Greater Toronto Area, the metropolitan and the most populated area of Toronto, is a unique combination of classic… View Article
Holding inventory for a certain period of time has many costs associated with it, which can make any business go bust. As a business owner you need to realize the cost of holding on to inventory and should make sure that you try your best to limit it.
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If you own a small business, it is highly likely that you are going to need access to some form of short term funding at some point in your career.
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At SharpShooter Funding, we’re the financing experts for small and medium-sized businesses. We provide excellent service and varied solutions that… View Article
Small business owners rarely let the lack of resources prevent them from generating new business ideas. Newly established companies that went on to become big names only did so due to the ability of their owners to dream big and do big.
A small business runs on the finance that you pour in it. No small business would be able to perform well without the right finances being poured in it. For a small business to be successful, it is necessary that there be frequent growth and progression. Now, if you want growth you need external funding from parties that are willing to invest with you.
Your business credit report is an indication of your business and how you are performing as an organization. Any errors in the credit report can significantly haunt you in the long run, as you look to think of ways to get a small business loan.
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Marketing plays an important role in the promotion of small businesses. When you first launch your brand, you have to make sure that you explain what you’re doing to everyone and make people aware of your processes and your details. People should know the details regarding what you do and should trust you with purchases.
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Before you go on to invest in any business, you have to take out some time and make sure that you have your homework done as far as the future of the business is concerned. As an investor, we and many other agencies are very careful before we invest in any business.
In this world of credit, your ability to get some credit as a business is heavily dependent on the kind of credit report you have. You seriously cannot build and maintain a quality credit report, without knowing the metrics that go into identifying the credit standing you have.
Getting the right funding for your business can be quite a hassle. Most people have shortlisted banks as the best possible option for them when they are looking for funding, but the bank isn’t always the best way to go forward. When you look for funding you should make sure that you go for the option that is best for you. Going for an option that isn’t suited to your needs can cost you quite a lot.
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No small business loan can operate it without external funding for a long period of time. There has to come a time in the life of a small business, when they require external funding for the success of their business. If you have a small business of your own, and require external funding to make sure that your profits remain constant, then you would know all about this.
Cash is an important ingredient in the success of your business, and it is necessary that you manage it with all the care that is expected out of you. You cannot seriously let your cash slip out of your hands, as your business is left in a liquidity crunch of sorts just when it is showing signs of growth.
You have just started your own small business and are excited about the prospects that you have in mind. However, your accountant has been pestering you with suggestions ever since you started the business and is telling you to maintain a thorough check on accounts so that the financial statements are a true reflection of the business you are running.
For innumerable reasons, you should avoid mixing your business credit with your personal credit. There is a reason why you have the option to keep your business credit profile separate from the personal credit profile. Mixing the two wouldn’t just make it hard for you to report the progress you’re making as a business but would also stop you from doing functions that are generally expected out of all businesses.
Expansion and growth is something that every business plans to achieve during some time in the future. Every business has certain goals and objectives that they would want to meet through their expansion plans. No business has time to waste here, which is why we have mentioned the different types of funding options you have when it comes to an expansion plan.
The National Day in any country is a great moment for people across the nation to rejoice. Some celebrate it on the day they gained independence, while others have any other unique celebration, but there is almost always a national day that is celebrated across that nation.
Your new business is doing just about fine. You have gone through the early period of uncertainty and are about to head towards a new period of smooth sailing. You cannot wait but enter the ship that sails towards business growth. But, you don’t seem to have the right cash reserves and an approaching cash crunch seems to be scaring you. Such a situation can be quite heartbreaking for many small business owners, as they aren’t able to safeguard their business and are left with no other option other than falling in the trap of cash congestion.
Opening a restaurant of your own is not an easy thing to manage. You have to take numerous things into consideration and should also make sure that the end choice you select is in your best interest. Even the slightest lack of judgment can stop your progress and can cost you a lot in the long run. If you’re serious about running your restaurant then you should take these things into consideration before you take any step forward:
In the eyes of all private lenders and banks, your credit profile is the single most important thing about your business. Lending agencies, including traditional banks, judge your business on the basis of the kind of credit profile you have maintained. If your credit profile doesn’t show a promising sign of your business, no lender would want to be associated with you.
The holiday season is by far the busiest time of the year for any restaurant small business owner. This is the time when families are at home, and the only thing they want to do is go out and eat. If you’re a small restaurant owner during this time of the year, you have plenty of profits to gain and money to make.
Cash flow problems are becoming a big menace for businesses across the globe. We have numerous times highlighted in our blogs just how important it is for you to keep a stringent check on your cash flow. You should make sure that your cash flow is balanced and that there are no irregularities as such in it.
The world of business is progressing by leaps and bounds, and we have entered an era where businesses across different industries are competing against each other to become stable and more organized.
As a small business owner there will come a time when you will have to head towards a bank or any other financial institute for assistance related to funding. You should make sure that you have all of the desired documents covered when you apply for the loan, so that no stone is left unturned.
Bank loans have long been the only funding option available to the masses. Fair enough, we had individual lenders available back in the day, but banks have for a good part of the last century been the go to spot for businesses to meet their cash flow needs.
When you first start of a small business of your own, you need to realize that every dollar you make counts. You should be looking to be as frugal as you possibly can to make sure that you’re saving dollars and are helping your business grow rather than killing it with expenses.
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Many people working in 9 to 5 positions currently feel the brunt of their daily routines. These employees realize that there is not much ground to cover being an employee, and there will come a time when they will have to take the eventual step towards financial independence. This step usually comes when you start your own business and strive towards making it more successful over time.
Short term business loans are currently the rage within people and everyone wants to get their hands on them. Business owners have realized the benefits hosted within short term loans around them and are seriously thinking of them as possible options for correcting the issues in their cash flow and financial statements.
Small business owners can really be tempted with the thought of having some excess cash on their hands when it comes to their business needs. All small business owners have a limited initial invested amount to play with, which is why it is necessary that they make the best out of that amount and also look for alternative sources of financing for getting the best results possible from the process.