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The U.S. Small Business Administration Connects Entrepreneurs with Tools and Credit Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration Connects Entrepreneurs with Tools and Credit Resources

In a Nutshell: Since 1953, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has played a vital role in assuring American economic success. The SBA offers counseling and training services that guide founders, entrepreneurs, and owners to develop viable business models. It also matches them with guaranteed loan programs that fund startups and expansions. The agency’s microloan program stands ready to help financially challenged entrepreneurs build and repair their credit through loans as... read more »

SheEO: A Global Community that Helps Women Entrepreneurs Build  Businesses Without Risking their Personal Credit

SheEO: A Global Community that Helps Women Entrepreneurs Build Businesses Without Risking their Personal Credit

In a Nutshell: SheEO is a global community of Activators that offers loans to individuals with innovative business ideas who would typically have to leverage their personal credit to succeed. The funds exclusively support Ventures that promote social and environmental sustainability, and SheEO built its ecosystem with an altruistic ask/give philosophy in mind. SheEO is a radically generous group of women or women-identifying, gender non-conforming, and Indigenous investors dedicated to... read more »

11 Best Business Credit Cards With (& Without) a Personal Guarantee

11 Best Business Credit Cards With (& Without) a Personal Guarantee

The following article features some of our top picks for the best business credit cards with (and without) a personal guarantee -- but first, a little background on the issue of personal guarantees and small businesses. Within the first year of business, roughly 20% of new small businesses will fail. Only about half of new businesses make it to the five-year mark -- and the rate drops down to one third for businesses that make it a decade or more. Given the odds, it makes sense... read more »

18 Best Corporate Credit Cards

18 Best Corporate Credit Cards

Although commonly thought of interchangeably, corporate credit cards are actually their own product distinct from the more prevalent business credit card. Essentially, corporate cards offer functionality specifically designed to meet the needs of large companies with hundreds of employees and robust revenue streams. But that's not to say there's no value in a regular business credit card, even at the corporate level. Determining whether your business needs a corporate credit card... read more »

How Businesses in Florida are Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic, including Securing Loans and Business Credit

How Businesses in Florida are Handling the COVID-19 Pandemic, including Securing Loans and Business Credit

In a Nutshell: The COVID-19 pandemic has impacted the bottom lines of businesses around the country, including Florida's tourism-dependent commerce. We spoke with Bill Burnham from the Florida Small Business Development Center (SBDC) at the University of South Florida Muma College of Business to learn just how Florida businesses have been affected by the pandemic and what resources are available to them. Burnham discussed federal programs, including the Paycheck Protection Program and... read more »

Startup Istanbul: Etohum’s Twice-a-Year Event Connects Entrepreneurs and Investors from Around the World in Turkey

Startup Istanbul: Etohum’s Twice-a-Year Event Connects Entrepreneurs and Investors from Around the World in Turkey

In a Nutshell: The Turkish city of Istanbul, situated near the Asia-Europe border, has long served as a gateway for global exchange. Since 2008, Startup Istanbul has fostered that connection for startups from around the world. Etohum, a leading Turkish accelerator and seed investor, organizes Startup Istanbul, an event that connects thousands of founders, investors, venture capitalists, and executives twice a year. The event offers coaching and networking opportunities and stages... read more »

Limelight Health Helps Streamline and Automate Sales and Underwriting for the Employee Benefits Industry

Limelight Health Helps Streamline and Automate Sales and Underwriting for the Employee Benefits Industry

In a Nutshell: Today’s employee benefits industry largely looks like yesterday’s employee benefits industry, according to Limelight Health. Companies are working with outdated infrastructure and often use between three and seven legacy systems that don’t always work well together. Limelight Health delivers modern solutions that boost turnaround times, reduce errors, and increase efficiency on multiple levels, allowing companies to focus on products and strategy. While it may seem... read more »

Zoho CRM Empowers Businesses of All Sizes and Industries to Increase Sales and Grow Revenue

Zoho CRM Empowers Businesses of All Sizes and Industries to Increase Sales and Grow Revenue

In a Nutshell:Zoho CRM is the central module within the Zoho One enterprise solution for businesses of any size. The CRM module flexibly integrates with more than 40 others that support many management and operational requirements. Zoho software works for all types of businesses and industries, including the 150,000 companies that use Zoho CRM in 180 countries. Many companies consider their customer relationship management (CRM) systems to be the heart of their marketing and sales... read more »

Sprinklr: A Customer Experience Management Platform that Helps Brands Engage with Clients on Any Modern Channel

Sprinklr: A Customer Experience Management Platform that Helps Brands Engage with Clients on Any Modern Channel

In a Nutshell: Customer satisfaction remains an essential part of nearly any business’s success. But evolving technology and modes of communication have changed how brands should approach customer satisfaction. Sprinklr is a modern customer experience management platform designed to meet today’s consumers on the channels they prefer. The platform offers five main products addressing marketing, advertising, research, care, and engagement. Sprinklr claims nine out of the world’s 10... read more »

QuoteWerks Earns Recognition for Developing Premier Sales Quoting and Proposal Software and its 25-Year History of Innovation

QuoteWerks Earns Recognition for Developing Premier Sales Quoting and Proposal Software and its 25-Year History of Innovation

In a Nutshell: In 1993, John C. Lewe IV led an IT company and needed software to provide customers and prospects with price quotes. When he couldn't find a satisfactory solution on the market, he taught himself how to program and built QuoteWerks. Lewe's creation has steadily grown into a market-leading sales quoting and proposal software. For its commitment to serving 86,000 businesses in 101 countries, QuoteWerks has earned our Editors Choice™ Award for Top Quoting Software. John... read more »

GoCo: An HR and Benefits Platform that Helps SMBs Streamline Workforce Management So They Can Focus on their Goals

GoCo: An HR and Benefits Platform that Helps SMBs Streamline Workforce Management So They Can Focus on their Goals

In a Nutshell: SMBs juggle many priorities when launching and charting a successful course, and effective workforce management often gets pushed to the bottom of the list. But neglecting HR and benefits administration can result in a significant loss of potential. More than 10,000 SMBs turn to GoCo to integrate their HR management workflows and responsibilities while offering a seamless experience, no matter the industry. GoCo helps small HR teams spend less time filling out forms and... read more »

CamCard is More Than a Business Card Scanner — It’s a Full-Featured Contact Management Platform

CamCard is More Than a Business Card Scanner — It’s a Full-Featured Contact Management Platform

In a Nutshell: CamCard is a contact management system that uses a smartphone’s camera to capture, store, and edit business cards using optical character recognition (OCR). It consists of a business card management app, sales contact management database, and a contact editing platform, among other attributes. There is also a full set of enhanced features that allows teams to share and manage sales contacts, integrate with customer relationship management (CRM) systems, and assign... read more »

Alegeus Introduces Employee Care Card to Help Workers During Covid-19 Crisis

Alegeus Introduces Employee Care Card to Help Workers During Covid-19 Crisis

In a Nutshell: Alegeus is a leader in consumer-directed healthcare solutions. It offers an industry-leading benefits platform, debit card, and mobile app to administer Health Savings Accounts, Health Reimbursement Arrangements, and Flexible Spending Accounts, among other plans. Alegeus recently introduced its Employee Care Card, a limited-purpose debit card for current and furloughed employees. The ECC allows employers to control how the money is spent and recoup unspent funds. The... read more »

How an iTestCash Device Can Help Protect Businesses from Costly Situations

How an iTestCash Device Can Help Protect Businesses from Costly Situations

In a Nutshell: iTestCash is a leading online seller of money handling equipment, including counterfeit detector pens, counterfeit detector machines, and bill counters. It is a third-generation family-owned business whose founder invented the counterfeit detector pen. The company offers educational material on detecting counterfeit banknotes and is known for its personalized service and competitive prices. According to the United States Department of Treasury, $70 million in... read more »

Matcherino Helps Power the Growing Esports Business Model by Providing Financial Infrastructure and Brand Exposure

Matcherino Helps Power the Growing Esports Business Model by Providing Financial Infrastructure and Brand Exposure

In a Nutshell: As video games and the gaming industry continue to grow in popularity, so does esports, or the world of competitive gaming. Event organizers set up matches or tournaments, and fans pay to view the competitions online or in person. As one would expect, these events take a lot of planning and resources, and Matcherino offers a turnkey solution. The company’s end-to-end platform handles everything from registering players to providing winners with the proper tax forms... read more »

Good Judgment Superforecasters Use Evidence-Based Collaboration to Help Organizations Quantify Risks and Predict Outcomes

Good Judgment Superforecasters Use Evidence-Based Collaboration to Help Organizations Quantify Risks and Predict Outcomes

In a Nutshell: In 2011, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) held a four-year research competition looking for ways to improve its forecasting of geopolitical events in the wake of 9/11 and the Iraq War. Emerging victorious was the Good Judgment Project -- a team-based approach developed by researchers at the University of Pennsylvania -- which outmatched forecasts from intelligence analysts with classified data by 30%. Good Judgment now puts its winning... read more »

Allego Workforce Readiness Platform Recognized with Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Virtual Learning Innovation

Allego Workforce Readiness Platform Recognized with Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Virtual Learning Innovation

In a Nutshell: Training a sales force in the financial services industry is time-consuming and expensive, but a lower cost solution has recently been developed by the sales learning and readiness software company Allego. The Allego workforce readiness platform solves some of the biggest challenges faced by enterprises today with its innovative approach to training and coaching using on-demand video, informal learning, and personalized training and assessment. Companies that adopt the... read more »

Merrchant Delivers a Complete Cloud-Based Solution to Perform and Simplify Operations for All Types of Businesses

Merrchant Delivers a Complete Cloud-Based Solution to Perform and Simplify Operations for All Types of Businesses

In a Nutshell: Merrchant is an all-in-one, cloud-based software solution that runs general business functions such as bookkeeping, payroll, and customer relationship management (CRM), among other notable services, for medium to large companies. It costs 80% less than popular ERM platforms, such as SAP and Oracle's NetSuite, while providing the same or better functionality. Furthermore, users can request customizations to handle unique requirements. Merrchant provides 24/7 customer... read more »

RelSci Brings Science to the Art of Business Relationships to Help Financial Institutions Make the Connections They Need to Thrive

RelSci Brings Science to the Art of Business Relationships to Help Financial Institutions Make the Connections They Need to Thrive

In a nutshell: Relationships are critical to success in business. Relationship Science (RelSci) empowers financial institutions to make smarter business decisions by leveraging an underused asset: their web of connections to influential decision-makers. RelSci calls this asset relationship capital. The company’s proprietary technology aggregates and analyzes key data and information on individuals and business, across multiple industries: from energy and media, to manufacturing and... read more »

GoShare Puts the Sharing Economy to Work by Connecting Truck and Van Delivery Professionals with People Who Need Moving Services

GoShare Puts the Sharing Economy to Work by Connecting Truck and Van Delivery Professionals with People Who Need Moving Services

In a Nutshell: Everyone needs help moving at some point, but traditional moving and truck rental services generally offer a lackluster — and expensive — experience. But the GoShare platform allows users to find affordable movers in their area on-demand. GoShare connects independent contractors who own trucks and vans with businesses and consumers who need their services. As a manifestation of the sharing or gig-based economy, GoShare is bringing new levels of service and... read more »

Women’s Startup Lab: An Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Institute Taking an Inclusive Approach to Disrupting the Tech Innovation Ecosystem

Women’s Startup Lab: An Accelerator and Entrepreneurship Institute Taking an Inclusive Approach to Disrupting the Tech Innovation Ecosystem

In a Nutshell: Access to capital is a fundamental aspect of success for startups across the tech landscape. But female tech entrepreneurs receive dramatically less funding than their male counterparts, even though research shows they deliver superior returns. That's why the Women's Startup Lab set out to change that dynamic. Women's Startup Lab encourages women — and men — to change the male-centric entrepreneurial culture and connects women-led startups with socially committed... read more »

Financial Automation Platform ScaleFactor™ Introduces a Customizable Charge Card to Optimize Cash Flow Management for SMBs

Financial Automation Platform ScaleFactor™ Introduces a Customizable Charge Card to Optimize Cash Flow Management for SMBs

In a Nutshell: When Kurt Rathmann, then a CFO, needed to run a forecasting scenario to evaluate a business strategy, he knew it would mean a weekend of extra work. So, in 2014, he founded ScaleFactor to help small businesses automate their bookkeeping. And when the ScaleFactor team saw SMBs struggling to integrate cash flow management into their accounting platforms, it set out to streamline those tasks, too. That's why the company introduced a Visa charge card that adds automated,... read more »

6 Capital One® Business Credit Card Reviews

6 Capital One® Business Credit Card Reviews

We’ve all heard and have come to recognize the tagline “What’s in your wallet?” It’s as familiar as “Just do it,” “Got Milk?” and other famous slogans — and it’s worked to build Capital One into a credit card powerhouse. In fact, more than 89 million Capital One credit cards are carried in wallets around the world right now. That’s more cards than the combined populations of the three largest states in America. So, it’s no surprise that many businesses turn... read more »

CreditStacks: A Premium Card Especially Helpful for Professionals Relocating to the U.S. Without a Credit History

CreditStacks: A Premium Card Especially Helpful for Professionals Relocating to the U.S. Without a Credit History

In a Nutshell: For professionals moving to the U.S. from other countries, establishing and building credit can be a significant challenge. But the CreditStacks Mastercard® helps these professionals by offering a premium card that does not require a U.S. credit history. (If applicant has been living in the U.S. for more than one year at time of application, a social security number must be provided and the application review will include a credit check.) The company also seeks to... read more »

Brex Accelerates Startup Growth with Two Credit Cards that Offer Big Rewards and No Traditional Credit Check

Brex Accelerates Startup Growth with Two Credit Cards that Offer Big Rewards and No Traditional Credit Check

In a Nutshell: Brex is a fintech company that offers two unique corporate credit cards to startups and e-commerce businesses. Neither card charges fees for interest, membership, or foreign transactions, and neither requires a personal guarantee or individual credit check for approval. Brex determines credit limits by reviewing a startup’s business bank account balance and an e-commerce company’s sales records to regularly modify credit limits in real time. Both cards offer top-tier... read more »