How to Recruit, Hire, Motivate, Retain, and Reward Your Talent

Building a strong business means hiring talented and committed employees, and keeping them motivated. Here’s how to recruit and retain the right people.


What Does Credibly Look for When Funding a Small Business?

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Credibly may rely on Big Data and Big Brains to create funding offers for our small business customers, but our approval process isn’t all that complex. Ultimately, it comes down to cash flow and verification — simple concepts that can have a major impact on your business’s ability to get funded.

How to Apply For a Tax ID Number for Your New Business

When you start a new business or take over an existing one, you’ll need to obtain a Federal Tax ID Number, also known as an EIN. Here’s what to be aware of.

Branding Reflects What Companies Aspire to Represent

Branding reflects what a company aspires to be, but its defined by how customers perceive you. That’s why user experience is so important to what we do.

The Agony and the Ecstasy of Passing Down a Family Business

Passing down a family business can be a good idea — but only if the family member taking it over is as committed to the success of the business as you are.

Educate Your Consumers About Alternative Lending Options

Marketplace lending is a new industry disruptor, so it isn’t surprising some negative stigmas still need to be dispelled with small business owners.


What Really Makes a Franchise Successful?

A franchise is a proven concept, but buying one isn’t a guarantee of success. Here are a few factors that separate successful franchises from failures.

On Being ‘Nimble’: The Flexibility of Alternative Funding

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Staying nimble has been a key to Credibly’s success, and it’s one thing we have in common with the business owners who partner with us to access capital.

The Costs (and Rewards) of Owning a Food Truck

Owning a food truck can help your restaurant get into markets you may not otherwise, but the myth that a food truck is cheap is one to be addressed.


Disorganization Will Prevent Optimal Business Flow

Here are three ways disorganization could be crippling your business and hurting your bottom line more than you ever thought.