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  • Why Small Business Owners Are Declining Banks
    Over the past decade, traditional bank lending to small businesses has become harder to secure. Back in 2008 banks lent $57 billion dollars through loans of less than one hundred thousand dollars. Seven years later that number was just $50 billion. As a group of our customers told us in a recent survey about securing [...] The post Why Small Business Owners Are Declining Banks appeared first on Sw...
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  • 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Cash Flow
    For many small business owners, managing cash flow is one of the most challenging aspects of running a business. A U.S. Bank study revealed that 82 percent of businesses close their doors because they simply don’t have enough cash on hand. The best way to avoid a cash flow gap is to stay ahead of [...] The post 7 Things You Can Do Right Now to Improve Cash Flow appeared first on Swift Capital.
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  • 5 Ways New Equipment Can Help You Reach Your Business Goals
    Does your equipment need an upgrade? If you have a repair service on speed dial or have customers asking you questions about adding different products or services, it might be time to buy new equipment. To make these upgrades, you’ll likely need access to working capital, especially if you don’t have the cash on hand. [...] The post 5 Ways New Equipment Can Help You Reach Your Business Goals appea...
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  • 13 Quotes from Small Business Owners That Will Inspire Your Next Move
    We love hearing from small business owners, especially when it comes to what inspires them to get up every day and make great things happen. From building houses to helping children, small businesses have a big impact on their clients, customers, and communities. We asked them to share their proudest moments and received so many [...] The post 13 Quotes from Small Business Owners That Will Inspire...
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  • 10 Dates Every Small Business Owner Needs to Mark on Their Calendar
    No matter how busy you are running your small business, these are 10 dates you don’t want to miss. Each is an opportunity to connect with your customers, grow business, and even have a little fun. Plus, we’ve included a few tips on how to make the most out of each one. 1. National Selfie [...] The post 10 Dates Every Small Business Owner Needs to Mark on Their Calendar appeared first on Swift Capi...
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  • Don’t Get Blocked: How to Overcome the Challenges of a Service-Based Business
    Before Dawn Plumitallo started her business, Kids First Evaluation and Advocacy Center, Inc., she was working at a pre-school that she didn’t think was run efficiently. “I thought, ‘I could do so much better than this.’” She went on to open her own agency that assesses, diagnoses, and offers therapy for children with developmental delays. [...] The post Don’t Get Blocked: How to Overcome the Chall...
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  • Are You on the Edge of Small Business Burnout?
    Running your own business can be engaging, liberating, and empowering, but it can also be exhausting. For some entrepreneurs, inspiration does not always flow freely. If you’re feeling unmotivated and uninspired, you could be on the edge of burnout. Too much stress can drain your passion and inspiration. Serious burnout can cause mental and physical [...] The post Are You on the Edge of Small Busi...
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  • How to Keep Growing in a Changing Retail Landscape
    Small business retailers are facing a rapidly changing landscape. In-store expectations have changed as consumers continue to shop more and more online. Traditional retail is seeing a decline in sales and a rise in store closures. And, ecommerce continues to evolve as more consumers turn to mobile. Five retailers shared with us how they’ve used [...] The post How to Keep Growing in a Changing Reta...
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  • The Ultimate Checklist for Bringing In and Keeping Customers
    Small business owners work tirelessly every day to build their businesses and have a positive impact on their communities and our nation’s economy. When it comes to building, and growing, all businesses have one thing in common: they need customers. No matter what industry you’re in, connecting to the people that want and need what [...] The post The Ultimate Checklist for Bringing In and Keeping ...
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  • The 15-Minute Spring Clean Up: 21 Ways to Quickly Reduce Clutter in Your Business
    Spring─time for fresh starts, new beginnings, and cleaning out the old. Making time for a spring clean-up can have surprising benefits for your business. From productivity to motivation, cleaning out clutter can significantly improve how you feel every day. In an OfficeMax Workspace Organization Survey by Kelton Research, nine in 10 (90%) Americans admit that [...] The post The 15-Minute Spring Cl...
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  • 5 Questions to Ask When Considering a New Business Opportunity
    Business opportunities come in all shapes and sizes, and small business owners are often challenged with making quick decisions and knowing if it’s the right time to pursue something new. We asked Tya Bolton, a small business owner, about her experience adding a new division to her executive management company. She gave us a behind-the-scenes [...] The post 5 Questions to Ask When Considering a Ne...
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  • What to Expect: The Five Key Things Small Business Lenders Evaluate
    Banks and online lenders use the same set of fundamental metrics to evaluate an application for business funding commonly referred to as “The 5 C’s of Credit.” This long-standing approach allows lenders to consider the factors likely to influence a small business’s ability to pay back its financing. The 5 C’s are Capacity, Character, Conditions, [...] The post What to Expect: The Five Key Things S...
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  • 5 Ways to Boost Your Business Credit
    Many businesses rely on credit ─ to get up and running, for working capital, and to fund growth. As you build business credit and secure funding based on your business performance, you might find you become less and less able to rely on your personal credit for funding your business. Your Business Credit Report In [...] The post 5 Ways to Boost Your Business Credit appeared first on Swift Capital.
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  • 3 Qualities Every Successful Entrepreneur Must Have
    According to the Small Business Administration, only 66% of businesses will make it to two years while half survive to five years. But those numbers are a little misleading. The business closures reported by the SBA include business failures and instances when a business reorganizes, gains new partners and investors, or makes a change in [...] The post 3 Qualities Every Successful Entrepreneur Mus...
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  • How to Create a Compelling Business Story that Engages Customers and Drives Sales
    For small business owners trying to connect with their current customers and attract new business, sharing their company story through words, pictures, and video can be an effective way to make a personal connection. When your customers feel personally connected to you, they are more likely to return and refer your business. A recent report [...] The post How to Create a Compelling Business Story ...
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  • J.D. Power Recognizes Swift Financial’s Contact Centers for Providing an …
    J.D. Power Recognizes Swift Financial’s Contact Centers for Providing an Outstanding Customer Service Experience Swift Financial earns J.D. Power certification, an honor achieved only by the most established financial service providers Philadelphia, PA – February 24, 2017 – Swift Financial’s Contact Centers have been recognized for customer satisfaction excellence by the J.D. Power Certified Conta...
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  • 5 Business Owners Who Turned Love into Livelihood
    Small business owners have a reputation: they love what they do. We’ve highlighted five Swift Capital customers who turned love into livelihood. Plus, they share what they’ve learned along the way. Jim Dietrick Pinball Revival Company, Novato, CA The love story: After being laid off from the high-tech industry, Jim decided to take his hobby of [...] The post 5 Business Owners Who Turned Love into ...
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  • More Than a Trophy: How Awards Can Help Your Business
    When people think of J.D. Power, they often think “car ratings,” but J.D. Power is a global market research firm that serves many different industries from health care to travel to financial services. Specifically, J.D. Power helps companies measure customer service through their Certified Contact Center Program℠. Since great customer service has always been our [...] The post More Than a Trophy: ...
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  • Contractors Share Experiences with Construction Business Financing
    We talked to a group of contractors and asked them to share their challenges with us. This is what we learned. Owners of construction companies face a variety of challenges from hiring reliable and skilled workers to finding balance between managing the field and the office. But, one of their largest challenges is cash flow [...] The post Contractors Share Experiences with Construction Business Fi...
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  • Tips for Getting Paid on Time: How to Manage Delayed Receivables
    Wish you could wave a magic wand and get your customers to pay on time? Or that a check to pay off a delinquent account would show up in your mailbox? The Headache of Late Payments You’re not alone. Delayed receivables are a significant problem for small business owners everywhere. A survey conducted by Rocket [...] The post Tips for Getting Paid on Time: How to Manage Delayed Receivables appeared...
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  • How to Apply 2017 Industry Trends to Your Small Business
    Taking trends that are happening at an industry level and applying them to your day-to-day business can be a challenge. We’ve made trend spotting simple by looking at key trends and breaking them down by industry into simple actions that you can apply to your business. Trends in Construction Trend: Sustainability Green building, using recycled [...] The post How to Apply 2017 Industry Trends to Yo...
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  • Your Guide to Improving Working Capital Management
    Feel like you need a better handle on working capital, what it is, and how you can manage it in your business? We’ve put together this guide to answer your most pressing working capital questions. What is working capital? Your business cannot function without capital, because it’s the money your business uses to pay your [...] The post Your Guide to Improving Working Capital Management appeared fi...
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  • Our Top 10 Most Popular Tips from 2016
    In our email newsletter, we always offer a tip ─ a tool, resource, or article relevant to running a small business. We thought a fun (and helpful) way to wrap up the year would be to share with you the most popular tips of the year. These are the top ten tips you clicked on [...] The post Our Top 10 Most Popular Tips from 2016 appeared first on Swift Capital.
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  • Swift Capital Names Tim Naughton as Chief Legal Officer
    Swift Capital Names Tim Naughton as Chief Legal Officer Naughton joins veteran team at Swift Capital adding expertise in compliance, regulation Philadelphia, PA – December 15, 2016 — Swift Capital has named Tim Naughton as Chief Legal Officer. Swift Capital is a leading provider of working capital for small businesses. Naughton brings a deep understanding [...] The post Swift Capital Names Tim Nau...
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  • From Financial Capital to Goal Setting: How to Plan Now to Reduce Stress Later
    Wouldn’t it feel great to wrap up the year feeling organized and focused? Whether it’s a big decision like locking down financial capital or something smaller like auditing your website, this checklist will have you waking up January 1 feeling ready to take on the challenges of the new year. Secure Important Information The end [...] The post From Financial Capital to Goal Setting: How to Plan Now...
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  • How to Use Events to Grow and Fund Your Business
    If connecting with current customers and getting exposure to new ones is a high priority for your small business, it might be time to host an event. Doug Wiens, owner of Orange Coast Winery in Newport Beach, California shared with us what he’s learned using public and private events to grow and fund his business. [...] The post How to Use Events to Grow and Fund Your Business appeared first on Swi...
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  • Swift Capital Adds Paul E. Sveen as Chief Financial Officer
    Swift Capital Adds Paul E. Sveen as Chief Financial Officer Sveen to guide Swift Capital’s move into next growth phase Philadelphia, PA – November 16, 2016 — Swift Capital has hired Paul E. Sveen as Chief Financial Officer.  Sveen brings more than 30 years of financial expertise, and a deep background in building financial services [...] The post Swift Capital Adds Paul E. Sveen as Chief Financial...
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  • How Small Business Owners Are Using LinkedIn
    With over 450 million users, LinkedIn operates the world’s largest professional and business-oriented network on the Internet. But, is it the right tool for your small business? LinkedIn’s free platform can be used to connect with potential customers, recruit employees, or learn from the experiences of like-minded business owners. How you use LinkedIn will depend [...] The post How Small Business ...

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