Grow your business

We know you have what it takes to go further. Learn how to get funding, expand into new markets, and elevate your marketing.


  • MARKETING TO CUSTOMERS

    How consumer financing helps drive sales for online auto parts retailers.

    Mar 20 2019
    Giving your customers more ways to pay for big-ticket purchases makes it possible for them to buy what they need, when they need it. Flexibility is also a win for your online store—auto parts businesses, in particular, have discovered that consumer financing is key to helping increase average order values and building loyalty with shoppers.

  • GETTING FUNDING

    7 things to look for when comparing business lenders.

    Mar 15 2019
    Gone are the days when there was only one place to turn for a business loan, your brick and mortar bank where you held your business checking account. Now, new online lending options have cropped up that use technology to speed up the application and underwriting process to provide business funding much faster.

  • GETTING FUNDING

    A simple breakdown to the working capital formula.

    Feb 21 2019
    If you want to know how well you're really operating your business, you'll need to know your business's working capital, also known as net working capital. It's a moment of truth for your company's financial health – telling you the difference between what you owe and what your business owns at any given time. Plus, it's one of the most important numbers lenders often rely on to decide if your company is worth financing.

  • MARKETING TO CUSTOMERS

    Infographic: Find your path to happy customers and higher sales.

    Feb 19 2019
    Small and medium businesses can use today's booming ecommerce environment to grow their online stores in 2019 and beyond.

  • MARKETING TO CUSTOMERS

    Small business tips for getting more visibility online.

    Feb 14 2019
    Even though you may be running your small business on the side, after work, or over the weekends, you want to make sure your marketing efforts are working full-time. This starts with your online visibility. 

  • CUSTOMER STORIES

    Jin+Ja: Running and growing a business powered by PayPal.

    Feb 12 2019
    Reuben Canada created the beverage Jin+Ja in his own kitchen, and nine years later it’s carried in over 4000 retail stores nationwide.

  • SELLING ONLINE

    7 tips to jumpstart your social strategy.

    Feb 12 2019
    The time period before the holidays is the biggest time of year for consumer spending, and typically the busiest time of year for many small business owners, but it doesn’t have to be. By solidifying social media marketing plans early (and revisiting them often), small businesses can maximize their resources, from time to money, all year round.

  • MARKETING TO CUSTOMERS

    Turbo-boost your sales during the holidays.

    Feb 11 2019
    The holidays are here and it's time to kick your digital marketing into high gear to avoid a lump of coal in your stocking. With some proper planning, you can assure that you meet your sales goals without losing your shirt in advertising costs.

  • GETTING FUNDING

    7 sources of small business funding you need to know about.

    Feb 11 2019
    Businesses often need financing to buy inventory, invest in equipment, expand operations, or smooth out uneven cash flow. In recent years, a number of new sources of small business funding have sprung up – so many, in fact, it's hard to keep track of all the options. Here, we'll discuss some of the more common small business financing options. For a fuller look, download our ebook, Financing options for small businesses.