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Memorable Marketing Through Music — Free Music Archive Provides Artists and Brands a Mutually Beneficial Platform

Memorable Marketing Through Music — Free Music Archive Provides Artists and Brands a Mutually Beneficial Platform

In a Nutshell: Music and marketing go hand in hand thanks to music’s proven ability to drive emotional responses and create lasting memories for consumers. Popular artists have received big paychecks for licensing major brands to use their work in commercials, but some brands don't have it in their budget to drop six or seven figures on a commercial. For brands that want to create a similar effect on potential customers, the Free Music Archive can be a valuable resource. About 98%... read more »

BigCommerce: Our Editor’s Choice for Scalable E-Commerce Software

BigCommerce: Our Editor’s Choice for Scalable E-Commerce Software

In a Nutshell: From small businesses to enterprise-level corporations, BigCommerce has built an e-commerce platform that fosters growth for all of its clients. BigCommerce excels for retailers by loading pages fast, offering designs to handle high-volume traffic, and ensuring the shopping experience is seamless. Because of the adaptable and efficient platform it offers, BigCommerce is our Editor’s Choice for Scalable E-Commerce Software. Whether it’s a small business or an... read more »

Columbia University’s Center for Decision Sciences Gives Retailers Valuable Insights into What Drives Consumer Spending Habits

Columbia University’s Center for Decision Sciences Gives Retailers Valuable Insights into What Drives Consumer Spending Habits

In a Nutshell: Retailers use every available tool to survive in today’s competitive marketplace. However, if they don’t understand their customers, all of those tools may be worthless. The Columbia Business School Center for Decision Sciences provides organizations with a clearer picture of consumers by unearthing insight into what drives purchasing decisions. The CDS uses a cognitive approach to the psychology that influences consumer behavior and informs decisions, which means... read more »

How CJ Affiliate Leverages Conversant’s Data to Help Retailers Drive Better Returns Through Affiliate Marketing

How CJ Affiliate Leverages Conversant’s Data to Help Retailers Drive Better Returns Through Affiliate Marketing

In a Nutshell: An increasing number of retailers and publishers are looking to affiliate marketing as a more trackable, performance-based channel for maximizing consumer engagement. As the world’s largest affiliate marketing network, CJ Affiliate by Conversant fosters connections between advertisers and publishers, enabling them to build mutually beneficial partnerships. The platform's interface provides tools for versatile account management, consumer insight measurement with... read more »

IsoBuster Helps Recover the Critical Customer Data Small Businesses Need to Compete

IsoBuster Helps Recover the Critical Customer Data Small Businesses Need to Compete

In a Nutshell: Digital data is often the most valuable property that small business owners possess. But backing up that data is often far down the list of priorities due to the time and money it can involve. IsoBuster makes it easy and affordable for entrepreneurs to implement a data recovery plan with products that have a proven track record of success. IsoBuster software is designed to give small business owners peace of mind that invaluable data won’t be lost due to equipment or... read more »

Putting Customers First, CustomInk Helps Businesses Stand Out with a Selection of Customizable Products & Design Templates

Putting Customers First, CustomInk Helps Businesses Stand Out with a Selection of Customizable Products & Design Templates

In a Nutshell: By putting customer needs at the forefront since 2000, CustomInk has made ordering custom T-shirts and apparel an enjoyable process. The company’s online Design Lab features hundreds of fonts and thousands of templates and pieces of art that make creating a business logo or unique design an easy, intuitive experience for users. More established companies with pre-existing logos can upload them to the platform and have items branded to make their businesses stand out.... read more »

DYNALOG: How Catalogs.com Brought Print into the Digital Age Through Its Innovative Product Showcase & Marketing Platform

DYNALOG: How Catalogs.com Brought Print into the Digital Age Through Its Innovative Product Showcase & Marketing Platform

In a Nutshell: Many retailers have phased out print catalogs in favor of websites and mobile marketing during the digital transformation. But statistics show that consumers still look to catalogs for brand recognition and to guide online purchases. Catalogs.com, a shopping portal for print catalogs founded in 1996, innovated DYNALOG technology in 2015 to digitally augment the catalog experience for consumers. DYNALOG integrates the engagement of a catalog with the immediacy of digital... read more »

The New Discover it® Business Card Offers Vital Benefits for Small Business Owners

The New Discover it® Business Card Offers Vital Benefits for Small Business Owners

In a Nutshell: Discover’s latest offering — the Discover it® Business Card — focuses on features that benefit the small business owner. In addition to cash back, the card also comes with important protections for small business owners, such as fraud protection, free employee cards, and free social security number alerts. Discover’s award-winning customer service is also built into the Discover it® Business card, with live operators working 24/7 to assist with any questions or... read more »

A Culture of Service: VoIP Supply Earns Our Editors’ Choice Award™ for Its Comprehensive Telephony Marketplace

A Culture of Service: VoIP Supply Earns Our Editors’ Choice Award™ for Its Comprehensive Telephony Marketplace

In a Nutshell: Many businesses turning to modern technologies for voice communications need help making the switch from landlines to voice over IP (VoIP). As a massive marketplace for voice hardware and solutions, VoIP Supply helps companies identify and order the products and services they need — all in one place. VoIP Supply also promotes a culture of sustainability and service — for both customer and community — that differentiates it in the VoIP space. For its commitment to... read more »

FortiPresence by Fortinet® Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Wifi Analytics and Engagement Solutions

FortiPresence by Fortinet® Earns Our Editor’s Choice Award™ for Its Wifi Analytics and Engagement Solutions

In a Nutshell: Customers have come to expect free wifi during the in-store shopping experience. And while it satisfies a consumer expectation, guest wifi also offers an opportunity to gain unprecedented insights into traffic flow and customer behavior. FortiPresence, developed by global network security leader Fortinet, allows companies to collect and analyze wifi data securely. The platform supplies businesses with actionable information about in-store traffic and conversions and is... read more »

16 Best Short-Term Loans for Bad Credit in 2021

16 Best Short-Term Loans for Bad Credit in 2021

Finding a decent loan with bad credit can feel a lot like searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack — in the dark. With a candle. Sure, you need the light, but you could set the whole thing on fire with one wrong move. Indeed, the struggle to find a loan with poor credit is two-fold; simply finding a loan can be tough, but the real trick is finding a loan that won't be so expensive that it puts you in more financial trouble. For short-term loans for bad credit, the... read more »

12 Guaranteed Installment Loans for Bad Credit

12 Guaranteed Installment Loans for Bad Credit

It often feels as though we live in a litigious society, one in which few lawsuits are considered frivolous and any perceived slight can be addressed in a court of law. As a result, certain terms and phrases have become practically too dangerous to wield. For example, few financial services companies will dare to use the term "guarantee" for, well, anything. There really are no guarantees in finance, and claiming to guarantee anything, like approval for a credit product, is simply... read more »

How to Bypass the Hurdles of Traditional Business Lending with Fundera

How to Bypass the Hurdles of Traditional Business Lending with Fundera

In a Nutshell: Small business owners know their life’s work is anything but small. Even the smallest of startups require countless hours of work each week to progress and spur the growth needed to maintain an upward trajectory. Aside from the hours, small businesses also need regular access to capital, which is traditionally hard to find through banks unless the business has a long, successful track record. Since 2013, the Fundera lending marketplace has helped more than 10,000 SMB... read more »

MBO Partners Connects a Thriving Network of Independent Workers & Large Enterprises

MBO Partners Connects a Thriving Network of Independent Workers & Large Enterprises

In a Nutshell: In a job market trending heavily toward independent contracting and freelancing, it can be difficult for workers to find premium job opportunities, and large enterprises can struggle to procure the on-demand talent they need. MBO Partners’ online talent-sourcing platform for independent professionals, MBO Connect®, helps each side efficiently engage the other. Beyond connecting talent with opportunities, MBO Partners assists in the day-to-day running of independent... read more »

How Abacus Streamlines Expense Reporting Through Real-Time Insights into Employee Spending

How Abacus Streamlines Expense Reporting Through Real-Time Insights into Employee Spending

In a Nutshell: Expense reports help companies keep track of costs, but processing these reports incurs its own expenses in terms of time, money, and frustration. Abacus presents a fresh, innovative approach to expense reporting by eliminating traditional reports and allowing employees to submit real-time expenses that trigger ACH reimbursements once approved. This eases the workload on employees as well as on finance teams, who get instant insights into employee spending and can use... read more »

Online Lender OnDeck’s Dynamic Funding Options Innovate the Way Small Businesses Raise Capital

Online Lender OnDeck’s Dynamic Funding Options Innovate the Way Small Businesses Raise Capital

In a Nutshell: Small businesses make up more than 99% of US employer firms. These 28.8 million companies employ a majority of the American workforce and help support the economy in good times and bad. Still, many of these businesses have difficulty obtaining loans for the working capital they need to remain operational. OnDeck, the largest online small business lender in the US, offers term loans and lines of credit with application requirements that are easier than those at... read more »

18 Best Credit Cards for Business Expenses in 2021

18 Best Credit Cards for Business Expenses in 2021

Finding the best credit cards for business expenses is essential if -- as a business owner -- you want to do everything you can to maximize your bottom line by earning rewards. That's because running a business is expensive. No matter the size of your venture, you likely have some sort of overhead, even if it's only web hosting and internet costs. And as your business grows, so, too, will those ever-present expenses. With a good rewards credit card, however, you can get a little... read more »

ProProfs Can Save Finserv Companies up to 70% on Training Costs with a Digitized Platform that Analyzes and Stores Data

ProProfs Can Save Finserv Companies up to 70% on Training Costs with a Digitized Platform that Analyzes and Stores Data

In a Nutshell: Training new or existing employees can be an expensive process that costs businesses time, money, and manpower resources that are hard to replace. Human resources offices often dedicate an employee to oversee training and the signing of new-hire paperwork, which adds to the costs with document printing and storage. ProProfs is a leader in providing online training and educational tools to more than 1.2 million businesses, educators, and students worldwide. The platform... read more »

Over 100,000 Global Companies Access Creditsafe Business Credit Reports to Safeguard Potential Deals and Partnerships

Over 100,000 Global Companies Access Creditsafe Business Credit Reports to Safeguard Potential Deals and Partnerships

In a Nutshell: Credit reports are the lifeblood of the consumer credit world and can facilitate the process of buying a car or home, or obtaining a personal loan or credit card. The composite score gives banks a clear picture of an applicant's payment history and highlights his or her ability to make good on the contract. The same format exists in the business world, but company credit reports are often so expensive to obtain that many firms pass on the opportunity to fully investigate... read more »

More than 20,000 IMS Members in the US and Canada Barter Goods and Services to Increase Business and Save on Their Bottom Line

More than 20,000 IMS Members in the US and Canada Barter Goods and Services to Increase Business and Save on Their Bottom Line

In a Nutshell: Bartering has been a part of the world's economic system since tribes traded goods and services more than 8,000 years ago. Today, businesses use bartering networks provided by the International Monetary System (IMS) to exchange excess goods or services for IMS Trade Dollars they use within the network to purchase goods or services from other members. One Trade Dollar is equivalent to the value of one US dollar and is reportable to the IRS each tax season via Form 1099-B.... read more »

Payoneer Provides a Safe and Secure Payment Solution for Businesses Expanding Across the Globe

Payoneer Provides a Safe and Secure Payment Solution for Businesses Expanding Across the Globe

In a Nutshell: Businesses that expand into global markets often run into difficulty when managing their payments. At home, paying employees and receiving payments from clients is a simple, everyday routine. But abroad, that routine can turn into a complicated process. That’s why Payoneer launched in 2005. Payoneer aims to help companies manage risk, identify fraud, and navigate confusing foreign regulations. Whether it’s working with giant retailers like Amazon, emerging online... read more »

Mastercard SpendingPulse™ Reports Detail Macroeconomic Industry Trends & Real-Time Spending Data to Give SMBs the Upper Hand

Mastercard SpendingPulse™ Reports Detail Macroeconomic Industry Trends & Real-Time Spending Data to Give SMBs the Upper Hand

In a Nutshell: Mastercard Advisors is an industry leader in consumer spending data, with a monthly SpendingPulse™ report that compiles data from 13 US sectors and 42 subsectors, as well as spending information for the UK, Canada, Hong Kong, Japan, Australia, South Africa, and Brazil. Mastercard's 2,000 data scientists take the 160 million hourly transactions from the Mastercard Network and add 1.5 million rules and algorithms to create the only macroeconomic indicator of US industry... read more »

LegalShield Protects SMB Owners with Monthly Plans that Provide Access to a State-Licensed Lawyer and Legal Help

LegalShield Protects SMB Owners with Monthly Plans that Provide Access to a State-Licensed Lawyer and Legal Help

In a Nutshell: Over half a million new small businesses pop up around America each year. While cash flow issues keep many of these businesses from celebrating their first anniversary, many others fail due to legal matters — issues with paperwork or litigation that deplete business cash reserves. Monthly plans through LegalShield give businesses up to 100 employees regular access to lawyers in their state who can counsel them on paperwork and document reviews, debt collection, civil... read more »

2021 Review of Chase’s Ink Business Cash® Credit Card

2021 Review of Chase’s Ink Business Cash® Credit Card

Though many likely think of wealthy Fortune 500 CEOs when they hear the words "business owner," the vast majority of businesses are not major corporations. In fact, 99.7% of all US businesses are small businesses — more than half of which are home-based businesses. Despite this contrast, it can sometimes seem that the majority of business credit products are aimed at the heavy hitters, rather than the everyday small business. When you're working out of a home office, who wants to... read more »

Bento Prepaid Debit Cards Limit Where and When Spending Takes Place Helping Businesses Monitor and Control Expenses

Bento Prepaid Debit Cards Limit Where and When Spending Takes Place Helping Businesses Monitor and Control Expenses

In a Nutshell: Many established small- and medium-sized businesses still cannot qualify for business credit cards because of strict application requirements that demand high revenue or good personal credit history. Customers use Bento prepaid debit cards to replace company credit cards, reimbursement checks, and cash. Bento’s cards don’t require a credit check and are pre-loaded with funds that can be assigned to granular categories including gas purchases, travel expenses, or... read more »