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Lead Management Fundamentals:   How to close more leads?  Part II

Lead Management Fundamentals: How to close more leads? Part II

The latest lead management technologies offer viable solutions to bridge the marketing-sales gap. A good Drip Marketing Automation program can ...

Lead Management Fundamentals:   How to close more leads?  Part 1

Lead Management Fundamentals: How to close more leads? Part 1

This sales-marketing gap causes the greatest amount of friction and frustration between sales and marketing. (It does not matter whether ...

The Mount Everest of Google Ranking is Gone Forever

The Mount Everest of Google Ranking is Gone Forever

If you company is spending alot of money on SEO, stop. It's a waste. You might as well send ...

Stop Losing Deals over Poor Lead Management

Stop Losing Deals over Poor Lead Management

You would be amazed by how many leads are simply dropped a week or two after being generated. The sales ...

3 Things You Need to Know for Your Small Business Today

3 Things You Need to Know for Your Small Business Today

What are the 3 things you need to know today for your small business? Find them all right here. We ...

Equity Based Crowdfunding is Here

Equity Based Crowdfunding is Here

If here is the Netherlands.  A Dutch company, Symbid, has launched its equity crowdfunding site and its pretty cool.  It allows people to invest in companies from all over the world although most of the companies looking for investment are European.  

So where are the Americans?  We’re mired in SEC squabbles and disorganization.  There have been three heads of the SEC in the past year, Mary Shapiro, Elisse Walter, and Mary Jo White.  

 The Feds passed the Jobs Act last spring.  The SEC will not meet its deadline to release the crowdfunding regulations.   They are now saying Summer 2013 ...


Three simple tricks to lower your credit card processing rates

This is Dana Barrett with Blindbid.com, where we help small merchants get a better deal.  As part of our small business prosperity series, I’m going to discuss 3 tricks to lower your credit card processing rates.

The first trick is to change your pricing plan to interchange plus or pass thru pricing.  Interchange plus is the most transparent and lowest cost plan available.  All the Fortune 500 companies are on interchange plus. 

However, most processors resist putting small business merchants on interchange plus pricing because the profit margins are so slim.   If your processor refuses, switch to one ...


Top Three Ways to Get Funding

This is Dana Barrett with Blindbid.com, where we help small merchants get a better deal.  Today, I’m going discuss the top 3 ways to get funding for your business. 

The first is the most traditional, a bank loan.  Bank loans are the least expensive option, but also the hardest to get.  Most loans require some sort of collateral, unless you opt for a line of credit.  But many small businesses have seen their lines of credit slashed or pulled.   And if you have a bad credit score, most banks are refusing to lend money.  

Credit cards have been ...


Merchant Cash Advance: Part 4

Part 4 – Merchant Cash Advance How to Find Reputable Companies and Avoid Pitfalls

In parts one and two and three, I talked about what a merchant cash advance is, what the qualifications are, and  how it works.     In this segment, I will cover how to find a reputable cash advance company, and what pitfalls to avoid.

If you want to find a reputable merchant cash advance company there are several ways to do it.   I highly suggest that you get multiple quotes.  There are several reasons for this. The two most important reasons are you want to find a provider ...


Merchant Cash Advance: Part 3

Part 3 – Merchant Cash Advance How It Works

In parts one and two, I talked about what a merchant cash advance is and the qualifications.   In this segment, I will cover the cash advance payback, the payback period, the factor, the factor fee, and the daily retrieval rate.

So, your business has been approved for a cash advance.  In most cases, you will receive up to 100% of your monthly credit card processing volume or your monthly sales volume.  The total amount will vary from provider to provider.  The standard is 100% of your monthly credit card processing volume. So ...


Merchant Cash Advance: Part 2

Part 2 – Merchant Cash Advance Qualifications 

In part one, I talked about what a merchant cash advance is.  In this segment, I will cover the merchant cash advance qualifications.

A cash advance provider will look at your monthly sales volume and your monthly credit card processing volume to determine maximum advance amount.  Typically, the advance amount is equal to your monthly credit card volume and sometimes your monthly sales volume.  The providers use your credit card volume as proof of sales.  You can submit bank statements if you want to go the ACH route or if you want a bigger ...


Merchant Cash Advance: Part 1

Part 1:  What is a merchant cash advance?

This is Dana Barrett  with Blindbid.com, where we help small merchants get a better deal.  Today, I’m going to discuss Merchant Cash Advance:  Is it right for your business?    This is the first part of a four part series. 

More and more businesses are turning to alternative forms of credit, because banks are not lending.   A recent study by Pepperdine University revealed that 60% of small business bank loans were denied in 2011.   To pick up the slack, private capital providers have stepped into the market.   

Cash advances are not ...


Lead Management Series: Drip Marketing Automation

Lead Management Series:  Drip Marketing Automation

Today’s topic is Drip Marketing Automation and Sales Intelligence: Increase your sales by 200% or more.

 

How this article webinar came about is through our effort to increase our client’s close ratio of leads.  What we’ve seen over the past two years is a big disparity in close ratios among our clients.   No matter how much we verified, qualified, nurtured and optimized a lead before sending it out, ultimately, high close ratios came down to the sales organization’s lead management. 

 A big reason for this disparity is that the nature of sales has changed over the ...


Should your business accept a merchant cash advance? Part 4

Part four - Merchant Funds Advance The way to find Respectable Firms and keep away from pitfalls

In parts one particular and two and a couple of, I talked about what a merchant dollars progress is, what the qualifications are, and how it operates. During this segment, I will address tips on how to uncover a reliable income advance company, and what pitfalls to avoid.

In order for you to get a reliable merchant money progress enterprise there are many tips on how to do it. I really recommend you get several quotes. There are many causes for this. The 2 ...


Should your business accept a merchant cash advance? Part 3

Part  3 - Merchant Cash Advance: How it Works

In sections two and three, I talked about what a merchant money advance is and also the qualifications. Within this section, I'll cover the hard cash progress payback, the payback period of time, the aspect, the issue price, as well as the daily retrieval fee.

So, your online business is authorized for the money advance. Usually, you are going to receive approximately 100% within your regular monthly credit score card processing volume or your regular monthly profits volume. The whole amount will range from supplier to provider. The regular is 100 ...


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