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The Retail Apocalypse: Is Amazon Prime Day to Blame for Store Closures?

It happened to Toys R Us. It happened to Blockbuster, RadioShack and Sports Authority. Now, the looming threat of retail store closures appears to have become a reality for several more popular retailers. According to Coresight Research, retailers across the board have announced 7,062 store closures this year. Projections show that this number could climbRead More

[Free Download] How to Qualify for a Small Business Loan (2019)

Operating a business isn’t easy– it takes a vision of success, the right team, and a continued thirst for growth. And at some point, all businesses require funding to shape these dreams into a reality. Knowing how to qualify for a small business loan before you begin the application process can be quite helpful. SmallRead More

What You Need to Incorporate a Business in 2019 [Checklist]

Your thriving business may have started out as a spontaneous side hustle, but if you want to enjoy the same basic protections that corporations have, then it’s time to incorporate. Forming a corporation can protect your personal assets and provide benefits when tax time rolls around, but there’s a process to follow if you wantRead More

Looking to Expand your Restaurant? Check Out the Must Have Packages for 2020

Long wait times at your restaurant? Wishing you could seat more customers? Then it’s time to think about expanding or starting a second location. We created two restaurant growth loan bundles—which include all of the capital, services, and other resources your business needs to grow— that can take you where you want to go! InRead More

Google My Business App: The Ultimate Local Marketing Guide

Have you ever wished there was a way to manage everything about your Google My Business profile from one place, whether or not you’re near a computer? Say hello to the new Google My Business (GMB) mobile app! If you’re looking to increase local traffic and don’t yet have this feature-rich tool, you could beRead More

Get a Business Line of Credit for Summer & Seasonal Slowdowns

Does your business experience the summertime blues? If seasonal fluctuations cause a decline in your business, then you’re not alone. Business owners in all industries face a decrease in customers over the summer, and re-calibrating to keep up-to-date with payroll, overhead, and other expenses can be a challenge. Applying for a business line of creditRead More

How To Choose The Best Small Business Health Insurance

Are you offering your small business employees a health insurance plan you can be proud of? From time to time, it’s important for all small business owners to evaluate the provided health insurance plan, and make sure that it satisfies the needs of their employees. Without the bandwidth, time, resources and connections that major corporationsRead More

502 Bad Gateway Errors: What Happened With Cloudflare’s Outage?

If you encountered a 502 Bad Gateway Error in your internet travels yesterday, you weren’t alone.  Cloudflare, an industry-leading network services provider, was responsible for the mid-morning turbulence that prevented internet users across the world from accessing many websites, several of them heavily trafficked. What is Cloudflare, Anyway? Cloudflare is a content delivery network thatRead More

The Average [2019] Interest Rate on a Business Loan

Small business loan interest rates vary widely between lenders and depend on a number of factors. To find and qualify for the cheapest loans, you need to not only compare options but also consider the qualification requirements of each lender. Stricter requirements often mean you have to go through a more complicated application process toRead More

Canadian Alternative Financing Market Set to Explode

Look out, maple syrup.  After years of steady growth, the Canadian alternative financing market has slowly picked up speed, and it’s set to explode.  Our neighbors to the north have had access to alternative finance lenders for some time. But, statistics from the past few years demonstrate sizable, sustained growth in this emerging market.  CanadianRead More

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