Management, Trends

3 Things Small Business Owners Need to Know About Apple Pay

When Apple announced the rollout of Apple Pay with the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus earlier this fall, it became clear that the mobile wallet is here to stay. Google Wallet introduced the idea in 2011, but concerns about…

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FG Philosophy & News

The Faces of Funding Gates: Meet One of Our Users!

Above: Stacy (left) and Heather (right)  It’s no secret that we love our customers here at Funding Gates. We so enjoy getting to know each user, company, and industry that we wanted to share some of them with you all!…

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Management, Marketing & Strategy

How to Be More Productive: What to Put off & What to Do NOW

When running a small business, your time is both incredibly valuable, and probably very packed. When your small business depends on you, it’s very important to make every minute count! If you’re like most small business owners, wondering how to…

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Small Business Online Presence

The Right To Leave Bad Reviews

As online reviews become a larger part of consumers’ lives and decision-making processes, it’s no surprise that businesses are trying to take back some of the control. But suing or fining customers for posting negative reviews is not the best…

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Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Online Presence

How To Use Google Analytics for Your Small Business

If you have a website today, then you should be running Google Analytics on it. This free tool from Google is one of the best ways to intimately understand how your visitors are using your website, what’s working, and what…

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Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Online Presence

The 8 Best Tips from LinkedIn’s Small Business Playbook

LinkedIn’s Professional Branding Playbook just for small businesses is full of great information you can put to use in your LinkedIn profile to build a stronger online presence. No longer is LinkedIn a static holding place for your online résumé; it’s now…

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FG Philosophy & News, From the Desk of JM

From The Desk of JM: 3 Crucial Lessons for Running a Business

  The dream of running a successful business is almost never accomplished on your first try. But we know that’s never stopped small business owners from preserving and continuing to strive towards a workable idea. My Co-founder and I have…

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Money

What Small Businesses Need to Know About P2P Lending

We all know and love Uber, but what happens when Uber’s business model is applied to lending money? Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending is connecting borrowers to lenders in the same way that Uber connects passengers to drivers. But how does it…

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Management

Why You Should Try “Nudging” Customers

How can you get your customers or employees to do what you’d like them to, without “telling them what to do”? The latest research and management theories favor a technique called nudging. It attempts to affect how people think, instead…

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Marketing & Strategy, Small Business Online Presence

The New Website Builder That’s Perfect for Small Businesses

Our very own Customer Happiness Expert, Dillon (left), was featured in a recent GoDaddy commercial! These days, one of the fastest growing tech trends are softwares and apps that make it easier for small businesses and the technology unsavvy to…

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