Maybe it’s been bothering you for awhile, or maybe you just stopped during a lull in your day to think about it: is “GetResponse” a good name for an ESP (email marketing service provider)? Is it just a little too on-the-nose, or is it subversively sincere about the service it offers? What if you had […]
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You and iContact (see our review) have been together for a while, maybe even moved in together, bought a couch. It’s been a good relationship, but now it’s starting to look like you and your ESP (email marketing service provider) are having different ideas about where your business is going and what its needs are. The […]
Why Defaulting On Your Business Loan Is A Bad Idea (& Steps You Can Take To Remain In Good Standing)
In danger of defaulting on your small business loan? Find out what might happen and what steps you can take to make sure your loan stays current.
AWeber (see our review) may not have quite the high profile of MailChimp (see our review), but it’s a popular email service provider (ESP) choice for small businesses looking for an accessible program that can quickly get their marketing campaigns up and running. If, however, you find yourself running up against AWeber’s limitations, you might be curious […]
Fundbox is a business lender that specializes in offering lines of credit to small businesses. Merchants access this line by connecting either their business checking account or accounting software to Fundbox’s platform and a credit decision is returned in 3 minutes or less. Fundbox requires a credit score of at least 500 and 3 months’ time in business.
At the risk of stating the obvious, companies need capital to grow. Often, businesses, especially of the smaller variety, do not have access to the capital that they need when they need it. Thus, the time-honored tradition of lending money — business owners can borrow the money they need and then pay it all back, […]
Funding Circle is an online lender that offers medium-term installment loans to established businesses. It has a relatively long application process and strict borrower requirements but competitive terms and fees. Businesses that qualify for Funding Circle will most likely be able to get a better rate from an actual bank.
Accion is a nonprofit company that offers small business loans for a variety of different purposes. It is a good option for startup and small businesses with relatively low credit scores that may not qualify for other loan options. But do note that Accion’s APR can potentially be high.
ActiveCampaign manages to be a fantastic choice in the broad sense while also aiming for a niche not clearly occupied by its competitors in the email marketing space.
Fora Financial is an alternative small business lender offering merchant cash advances and short-term loans. Despite the potentially high origination fee, Fora Financial’s offerings are competitive with other funders that offer short-term financing.