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  • Sometimes it’s the small things that add up to make a big difference in your business – an upgrade to your office space, a back-up plan to protect your data, or a tool that makes invoicing easier. For small businesses focused on keeping expenses low, it can be tough to make big investments. That’s why [...] The post 20 Tools Under $15 that Will Transform Your Business appeared first on Swift Capit...

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  • Small business owners rely on innovation and creative thinking to manage cash flow. This is especially true for small businesses in the technology field. In a field where innovation often leads to rapid growth, owners of technology companies can find themselves managing delayed receivables while trying to find cash to start new projects. When these [...] The post 5 Technology Companies Open Up Abo...

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  • When Ginhee Rancourt opened a children’s art studio in Portland, OR in 2014, she could not have anticipated how well it would be received or how quickly her business would grow and expand. Fast-paced growth comes with many opportunities ─ and its fair share of pitfalls. For Ginhee, growth has always been about being able [...] The post A Small Business Experiences Big Growth: 3 Powerful Lessons Le...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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