With the world of small business finance changing so quickly, who can stay on top of it all? Here at Credibly, we sift through hundreds of blogs, news alerts, and emerging Fintech trends every day, selecting the most important industry updates so you don’t have to. Here’s the financial news that caught our attention this week.
13 Quick and Dirty Secrets for Writing Killer Emails by Geoffrey James, Inc. “Doing business today means sending emails. In fact, the number of business emails sent each day doubles every four years. Today’s business emails are mostly read on smartphones rather than PCs, which means you’ve got to write tighter and cleaner. Since I train people to write killer sales emails, press releases, etc., I’ve collected a bagful of tricks and shortcuts. Here are a few.”
Is Offering Student Loan Repayment the New 401k? by Lydia Dishman, Fast Company
“CommonBond’s cofounder and CEO David Klein tells Fast Company that with about half of the staff currently paying back loans, the decision to help reduce their payments was met with excitement. ‘In fact, 100% of them with student debt have already enrolled in the benefit,’ Klein says. ‘Offering this benefit relates to a broader theme taking shape in the workplace, which is the growing emphasis companies are placing on financial wellness,’ Klein explains.”
Millennials Are Optimistic But Clueless About Credit by Chris Mentiko, The Street
“Millennials may be known as good savers and planners when it comes to their personal finances, but when it comes to credit, most don’t understand it — or even worse, show apathy toward it. While 71% of Millennials say they feel confident of their credit knowledge, 32% don’t even know their credit scores, according to a recent survey of Millennials by information service Experian.”
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Over at in.credibly.com we’re helping small businesses evaluate their working capital needs, source the right funding, and put those dollars to use more efficiently. This week, restaurant consultant Donald Burns wrote about five restaurant metrics you can’t afford to ignore, and FileThis CEO Brian Berson discussed how technology allows us to better manage the business of our lives.