4 Times a Retail Loan Might Be Too Slow

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By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Retailers live in a complex network of selling in the 21st Century. The art of retailing has been completely transformed in recent years as bricks and mortar locations start websites or even launch a mobile-based sales option. Luckily, obtaining working capital has also experienced a wave of innovation...

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New Funding Alternative to a Business Loan for Restaurants

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate The term “business loan” can bring some negative imagery to mind: physically going into a bank, filling out stacks of paperwork by hand, making copies of your tax statements, bank statements, etc. and turning those all in in person, not to mention how lengthy the entire process can be....

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Is Your Restaurant Making the Most of Its Outdoor Seating?

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Spring is already here and summer is just around the corner! These are the perfect seasons for customers to enjoy their favorite food and drinks al fresco, or outside in the open air! Some people want to get a little tan and others think a margarita just tastes better...

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Bad Credit Doesn’t Have to Mean No Business Financing

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Don’t let the bad credit blues keep you from getting the business funding you need. If you or your business are recovering from bad credit or if your business is too new to have established a strong credit history, it can be difficult to secure a traditional business...

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Another Way to Save On Fuel Costs For Truckers

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Between truck maintenance and repair, high driver turnover, and business costs in general, the last thing a trucking company owner wants to worry about is the cost of the gas that fuels his business. With the average price of diesel fuel at about $2.32 per gallon1, gas is one...

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5 Ways to Improve Your Construction Estimates

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer The very best estimates balance profitability with customer satisfaction. For those working in the construction industry, accurate estimates are the keystone of business. Price too low and projects could end up costing you money. Price too high and you may end up losing business to competitors. When estimates...

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4 Facts About Funding for Small Businesses

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Between Google, social media and word-of-mouth, there is a lot of information out there about small business loans. Finding the most accurate, up-to-date information and weeding through financial jargon can be tough, and it can be even more difficult to distinguish myth from fact. We understand that many small...

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As Construction Heats Up Know Your Business Funding Options

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer There are two seasons: Winter and construction. For builders and contractors, longer days and warmer temperatures usually mean a busier schedule and more projects. With additional volume, these business owners may need to hire additional staff, procure new equipment, or purchase larger quantities of supplies. To keep projects...

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Keep Your Trucking Business Trucking – Even with Bad Credit!

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Those in the trucking and transportation industry face many challenges in their day-to-day work. Between stalled trucks, waiting on repairs and drivers stuck in traffic, there’s no shortage of frustration for these types of business owners. The last thing these merchants want or need is to have to worry...

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4 Tips to Succeed in Your Second-Act Career

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate From early on in our adult working lives, we fantasize about the day we can quit working for good and live off the 30 or so past years of hard work. Retirement seems like the ultimate dream: sleeping in, not having to request off for vacations or sick days,...

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Smart Alternatives to a Retail Business Loan

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Retailers face a number of challenges when it comes to managing cash flow over time. A huge number of factors can affect business that are simply not in the control of the business owner. For example, an unexpectedly warm winter can leave a boutique with a surplus of...

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Merchant Cash Advance vs Bank Loan: 5 Myths Debunked

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer As a business owner, you need to understand the various options available for obtaining funds, including the pros and cons of each. Merchant cash advances are a newer financial product, and they work differently than a traditional bank loan.  Although newer, MCAs are a proven and innovative way...

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Tips for Building Positive Online Reviews

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate One of the best ways to get customers talking about your business, whether you’re a restaurant, a trucking company or a dentist, is through word of mouth. As consumers and as humans, we inherently take into account the opinions of those we trust, especially when it comes to business...

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Business Loan Alternatives Checklist: What You Need to Know

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Imagine this: a restaurant merchant wants to build a patio before the summer so she has more seating and a unique experience for her patrons. A lawn service owner has doubled his customers in the last year and needs to hire more employees to handle his growing business. Or...

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restaurant funding
The Entrepreneur’s Guide to Restaurant Funding

One of the most common industries that comes to mind when you think of small businesses are restaurants. It always seems that new restaurants are being built in our neighborhoods and communities and that these are all soon replaced by other restaurants. So why is it that the turnover rate for new restaurants is so...

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Business Loan Alternatives to Save Your Cash Flow Resolutions in 2017

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer Business owners often feel their financial planning is challenged by real world, day-to-day ups and downs. At Jet Capital, we understand one of the of the hurdles to efficient cash flow management is often the time consuming process of applying for a small business loan and waiting on...

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Know Your Options: Jet Capital Brings New Funding Tools to Small Business

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Between stocking inventory, paying utility bills, hiring a great team and providing competitive compensation, the list of expenses for small business owners can be daunting. Throw in an emergency like broken equipment or a spike in prices, and even the most carefully planned budget is challenged. Entrepreneurs also...

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4 Ways to Boost Your 2017 Small Business Marketing Campaigns

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate With the new year beginning in just a few short days what better time to plan out your 2017 marketing strategy? Outlining an entire year of marketing content can be daunting, so take it a little bit at a time and plan the overall strategies and goals you want...

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Getting Ready for the New Year: Emergency Plans and an Annual Insurance Review

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Jet Capital presents our Getting Ready for the New Year series to provide useful information to prepare your business for the year ahead, including risk mitigation with an up-to-date emergency plan and business insurance. See our articles with advice for planning your 2017 budget here and tax planning...

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Getting Ready for the New Year: Tax Planning Tips for Small Business

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Jet Capital presents our Getting Ready for the New Year series to provide useful information to prepare your business for the year ahead, including tax planning tips for the best tax savings. See our article with advice for planning your 2017 budget here. While the holiday lights are...

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Getting Ready for the New Year: Planning Your Small Business Budget for 2017

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer As the new year approaches, your small business planning should address some basics including forecasting your budget, reviewing your insurance coverage and emergency planning, organizing for the next tax year, and strategizing for marketing and outreach. Jet Capital presents our Getting Ready for the New Year series to...

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Doctors and Medical Practitioners Prepare: Three Things to Watch in 2017

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Medical practitioners have to care for their patients, but in a small practice they also have the responsibility of running a business. Keeping up with advances in medical care, the evolution of the insurance landscape, and the day-to-day details of running a practice add up to a demanding...

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Enjoy the Season! Tips to Help Business Owners Manage Holiday Stress

By: Mike Kriesman | Chief Technology Officer It’s showtime! The holiday rush and the end of the year business requirements can be overwhelming for business owners. The last few weeks of the year are demanding and relentless as volume increases. The driving pressure to maximize the season is real as you strive to end the...

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Second Acts in Small Business

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Business owners and employees alike spend much of their adult lives saving for their retirement. Everyone contributes to their 401(k)s and we all constantly worry if we have enough saved up to last through our last few decades one we stop working. However, many people are hitting retirement age...

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New Overtime Laws: The Information You Need to Make The Best Payroll Decisions for Your Small Business

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate It’s no secret that small business owners and their essential management team include some of the hardest working employees in the labor force. They might go from being a sales associate to a janitor to the CFO all in the span of an hour or so. To say these...

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Which Price Is Right? Tips For Pricing Products And Services At Your Small Business

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate The point of every business, big or small, is to make profit. That might seem pretty simple: have a product or service, sell it and reap the reward of sweet, sweet money. However, a huge part of owning a small business is being savvy about knowing how exactly to...

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Security Tips for Small Business: Stay Safe During the Holidays

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer From the possible mischief of Halloween vandals to the shoplifters of Christmas, the holidays can be a time of increased risk for small business owners. The security protocols that are in place may be challenged by increased holiday traffic and the pressures of the season. Keeping an eye...

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Reward Your Workers! Employee Incentives For Small Businesses

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate As a small business owner, you have a few key factors without which your business could not run. If you have a restaurant, it’s probably a walk-in fridge or a big gas-powered range. If you’re in the trucking business, it’s your rig or fleet of rigs. However, there’s one...

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Weather Preparedness Tips: Don’t Let Winter Weather Freeze Your Business

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer Depending upon where your business operates, winter weather is an unpredictable challenge that predictably arrives every year. In other words, we all know it is going to happen - we just don’t know when or how hard it will hit. Taking a few precautions and making a clear...

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New Products! Announcing the Boost and Pre-Fund Programs from Jet Capital

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Being a small business owner is never easy. Between managing your inventory, onboarding new employees, and overseeing day-to-day operations, the last thing you want to worry about is your cash flows. Maybe you’re in the construction business and the payment for your jobs won’t be received until long after...

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Holiday Marketing
Time to Shine! Holiday Marketing Ideas for Small Business

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer As the weather cools and the days grow shorter, the small businesses that anchor our towns and cities are thinking ahead to the holidays. Savvy retailers, restaurateurs, salons owners, and even exercise-based businesses like yoga studios shift into a different gear as we approach the busiest time of...

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transportation industry
In It For the Long Haul: Challenges of the Trucking and Transportation Industry

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Talk about an underappreciated industry! When we think about how our packages get to us, we usually think of the tracking link we received in an email, and not about the people driving the truck and making that link relevant. Whether they’re driving your packages or cargo from business...

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Home-Based Business Tips for Success

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate When you think of a small business, mostly likely the image that comes to mind is that of a cute store in your city’s historic downtown, complete with a billowing awning out front and the same cashier who’s been there for years. However, that picture is not necessarily an...

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Jet Capital Salutes You! Resources for Veteran-owned Small Businesses

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer The team at Jet Capital would like to salute and thank our dedicated military service personnel and all those who have served to keep our country safe. We thank you around the calendar and honor your special role in making the world a better place. We would also...

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Email Subject Lines
4 Tips to Get Your Email Subject Lines the Attention They Deserve

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Picture this: you’re a small business owner with a new product or service to promote. What’s your channel of choice to get the word out there? Nearly half of you will choose to send an email. However, many of you won’t think twice about your email subject line. With...

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seasonal workers
4 Tips for Hiring Great Seasonal Workers

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer As your summer workers make their way back to school or other opportunities, it may feel like the holiday rush is in the distant future. The reality is that now is the time to start finding new staff to help handle the busiest time of the year. Get...

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Jet Capital
Jet Capital Uses the Latest Technology to Make Funding Decisions

By: Mike Kriesman | Chief Technology Officer Jet Capital is dedicated to serving small businesses with access to fast working capital, as quickly as within 24 hours. The combination of our proprietary algorithms, strategic partnerships with industry leaders like defi SOLUTIONS and big data analytics utilize information from business and consumer data providers.  This means...

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Speak Up! 6 Tips to Encourage Participation in Meetings

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Across industries, a great manager values the knowledge and experience of his or her team and works hard to stay in touch with their employees. However, even the best manager might experience the sound of crickets during a meeting and wonder how to get team members to open...

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Small Business Working Capital
Jet Capital’s Fast Application Process for Small Business Working Capital

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate When you’re a small business owner, it seems like nothing you do or ask for ever happens quickly. However, sometimes you have to act fast to jump on a timely opportunity when your cash flow doesn’t match your business needs. That’s why we’ve made our merchant cash advance application...

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Business Funding Resources for Franchise Owners

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Small business owners who are running a franchise straddle two worlds. On the one hand, you are part of a larger, well-known company that builds and protects your brand and provides your products. On the other hand, franchisees are small business owners who must manage the finances of...

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The Sales Partnership Program at Jet Capital

Watch as Allan Thompson, COO at Jet Capital explains how the sales partnership program at Jet Capital can help sales and business partners earn competitive incentives for referring customers or business associates in need of fast, flexible funding solutions to Jet Capital. To learn more about becoming a partner,visit: http://oldtest.jetcapital.com/partner/ Video Transcription Jet Capital actually has...

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Independent Contractors vs. Employees: Finding the Best Fit for Your Small Business

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate One of the most important tasks a small business owner has is finding the best hiring fit for his or her business. Sometimes, the help is only needed through a busy season or for a specific project, which is where independent workers or contractors can be an immense help....

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Creating the Best Job Descriptions for Your Small Business Hiring

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Jet Capital knows that human resources are the foundation of small business success. When you build and grow your team, you are investing in the long-term success of your business. Perfecting your job descriptions is important for attracting the right talent and for creating documentation of your hiring...

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Business Funding Solutions for Veterans

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Small business loans are never an easy thing to come by. From bad personal credit to funding options that don’t meet your needs, it’s a jungle out there for those looking for working capital for their small business. It can be even harder when you’re a veteran. The good...

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Top 5 Tips for Franchise Success from Jet Capital

By: Mike Kriesman | Chief Technology Officer Small business ownership often means owning and operating a franchise. There are many advantages to pursuing ownership of a business by becoming part of an already well-known company. However, there are also special considerations for truly succeeding as part of a franchise, including honoring the values and culture...

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Merchant Cash Advances vs. Small Business Loans

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Running a business is often a balancing act between revenue and costs. Jet Capital understands that there are times when unexpected expenses can jeopardize success by challenging this balance. The team at Jet Capital is made up of experienced entrepreneurs working to provide funding products that benefit small...

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local marketing
4 Powerful Ways to Increase ROI on Local Marketing

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Small business owners know reaching their local audience is an absolute necessity. Jet Capital understands that getting the most out of your marketing budget is important, too. Local outreach is critical to building your small business and brand as you grow. Building awareness in your own town gets...

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4 Tips and Tricks for Organizing Your Promotional Event

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate When you own a small business, you wear many hats: CEO, marketing guru, sales associate and janitor just to name a few. When the occasion arises, a merchant’s role repertoire also includes event planner. Unfortunately, planning a promotional event for your small business is no easy feat. Creating a...

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Ready to Hire! A Guide to Required Paperwork for Small Businesses

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer This is the third part in Jet Capital’s series on hiring the best talent for your small business. The first part of the series covers recruiting and the second part covers interviewing. After a thorough search, you are ready to hire! You have finally found the right person...

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Interviewing Success: Confirm the Best Fit for Your Small Business

By Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer This is the second part in Jet Capital’s series on hiring the best talent for your small business. The first part of the series covers recruiting. You have a stack of excellent resumes on your desk, each one carefully reviewed to match the job you need filled. Now...

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Recruiting Success: Find the Best Talent for Your Small Business

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer Building the best team for your small business might be the most important way to insure your long-term success. At Jet Capital, we understand how critical it is to find the right match for your small business. Finding and hiring the right people should be an ongoing process...

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tax season
A Tax Season Follow Up for Small Businesses

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer Although you might be relieved that tax season and the annual April tax date have passed for this year, business owners also know their tax obligations continue around the calendar. From quarterly estimated tax payments to payroll deposits, there are deadlines and important paperwork due beyond the annual...

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Top 5 Tips for Working Moms

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate When you think of a typical American family, what comes to mind is a picture very similar to the “Leave It To Beaver” sitcom from the late 1950s: a mother who stays at home tending to the needs of the family while her husband goes to work and brings...

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4 Elements of a Waiting Room Refresh

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Waiting areas set the stage for your customers’ experience of your business. Ideally, your customers feel welcome and appreciated from the moment they step in the door, especially since while they wait your customers are noticing every detail. Consider the messages being sent in the following scenarios. Imagine...

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merchant cash advance
Is a Merchant Cash Advance from Jet Capital Right for Your Small Business?

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer A Merchant Cash Advance is a fast, flexible funding solution for small businesses. Unlike a traditional small business loan, a merchant cash advance works by selling a small percentage of your future sales to Jet Capital at a discount. In exchange, your small business receives the cash now...

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Online Learning Grows Small Business Skills

By: Mike Kriesman | Chief Technology Officer Entrepreneurs are naturally curious people who are always interested in learning more about the world around them and adding to their toolbox of skills. As a business owner, it becomes critical to stay informed about new technology and to learn to use the tools that can help your...

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Winning Back a Bad Day – Tips for Rebooting and Conquering a Rough Start

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Everyone has had those days. You know those days. The days when the coffee pot floods, it is impossible to get out of the house, traffic is terrible, and there are already a dozen fires to put out as soon as you step into work. Sometimes it seems...

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Is a Limited Liability Company, C Corporation, or S Corporation Right for Your Small Business?

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer As the dust settles on this tax season, it is a good time to review the business structure of your company. While many small businesses start out as a sole proprietorship or partnerships, eventually success and growth may lead to the need to convert to a Limited Liability...

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Women in Business: Entrepreneurial Profiles

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate It takes a lot to start a small business. It takes even more to start a small business as a woman. Between fighting stereotypes of a female entrepreneur and facing more funding challenges than a man, the hurdles are seemingly endless. However, these obstacles are not impossible to overcome....

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Innovations in Inventory Management: 5 Software Solutions for Small Businesses

By: Mike Kriesman | Chief Technology Officer Small business owners know that keeping track of inventory and sales is a fundamental part of running a business. While you don’t want to overstock an item only to have leftover inventory, you also don’t want to oversell something popular and run out of the product. It is...

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Inspection Info – Tips for a Restaurant Reality

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Imagine this: you are in the middle of a busy lunch service. There’s a full house out front, and the kitchen is sweating to keep up with the incoming orders. You are enjoying the great energy. It is a delight to watch delicious food being served to happy customers....

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How to Drive ROI With Email Marketing

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Email marketing is a trusted, effective way to market your small business. It has become such a mainstay of business outreach efforts that 89% of marketers say email is their “primary channel for lead generation.”1  It's no wonder since every dollar spent on email marketing yields around $40...

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Paving the Way for Women in Small Business

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate (This is part of a Women in Business series) Small businesses have played an integral role in the U.S. economy since the 17th century. In fact, small businesses now account for about half of our economy. Up until recently, these business owners have been predominantly male, but this is...

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Relationship and Response – 10 Tips to Enhance Customer Service

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer In the quest for better customer service you have probably done at least a few internet searches on how to improve. There is a profusion of advice about customer service out there, but it really boils down to two things: relationship and response. Small businesses have an advantage...

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The Jet Capital Difference

Jet Capital is committed to serving small business owners by providing the funding they need to grow. In this video, you'll hear from some of our executive team on what makes Jet Capital different from traditional lenders.

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Next Level Networking: Smart Strategies for Small Business Owners

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer As your business grows, so should your network of professional connections. At Jet Capital, we have a lot of experience building businesses and the networks of people that lead to success. We understand that for some business owners, networking comes naturally, but for most people networking requires a...

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5 Best Practices on Instagram to Make Your Brand Stand Out

By: Emily Klaus | Marketing Associate Social media has become an integral part of our daily lives. According to a Pew Research study, 65% of American adults used social media in 2015, as compared to a mere 7% in 2005. With these kinds of stats, it makes sense that advertising, which was previously limited to...

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Resolution Rescue – Productivity Apps That Will Keep You On Track

By: Allan Thompson | Chief Operating Officer According to Franklin Covey, around 35% of our New Year’s Resolutions will be broken by the end of January.1 That’s 1 in 3 great intentions falling by the wayside in just the first month. I would feel shocked, but I’m technically already in that 35%! My New Year’s...

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Forget the Gym! Whip Your Facebook Marketing into Shape with This One Trick

By: Randy Hernandez | Chief Marketing Officer Engagement is Key to Facebook Marketing As a small business owner, you’re always looking for new ways to reach potential customers and are probably already using social media marketing to drive new business. You’ve probably even heard the term ‘engagement’ as something you should strive towards in your...

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5 Essential Small Business Strategies for Your Business’ Future

By: Kenneth Wardle | Chief Executive Officer The New Year is an exciting time for your small business! The time ahead is a blank slate ready for you to explore new opportunities and conquer the daily challenges of entrepreneurship. However, as a small business owner, the start of the year can also seem a bit...

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Customer & Employee Appreciation – A Season to Say Thank You

The holiday rush is upon us! Small business owners certainly feel the stress of additional obligations during the holiday season, and you can be sure both customers and employees are feeling it, too.

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Time for Taxes: 5 Tips for Maximizing Your Tax Savings for 2015

While the holiday rush and this festive season might not say “tax time”, December is the end of the fiscal year for many small businesses. It’s time to look back over the last 12 months and strategize for tax savings before time runs out. Even with the best accounting and recordkeeping, taxes are complicated and...

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