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inventory financing for souvenir shop
February 22nd, 2017

Souvenir Merchant Gets Ready For Busy Season With $77.9K

Souvenir comes from the French souvenir meaning to remember and from the Latin subveníre meaning to come to mind. When tourists visit a place it is likely they will fall in love with the atmosphere, sights, people and cuisine. And so, in remembrance  elect to take home a piece of their vacation. If you come to New York […]

contractor cash flow funding
February 22nd, 2017

$200.5K Aids Military Contractor Cash Flow

In the last decade U.S. defense contracting has expanded significantly, totaling nearly $316 billion in contracts. It’s no wonder then, that contractors frequently bid for jobs and require a decent amount of money to get the materials and staff together needed for projects. The Midwestern military contractor that recently approached Bizfi for funding was hardly a […]

February 21st, 2017

Your Small Business And Charity

The high school baseball team came to your office door yesterday seeking donations for spring training. The week before it was the Scouts, selling snacks and a middle school music program asking you to run an ad in their concert program. As a small business owner, you are called upon to be part of your […]

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hiring veteran
February 16th, 2017

How To Find And Hire Veterans

With the U.S. labor market as tight as it is right now, employers are looking everywhere for workers who can meet their needs. One place that many businesses—large and small–are looking is among the men and women who have served our country in uniform. Hiring veterans can be a smart move: Veterans can be very […]

February 14th, 2017

How To Hire In A Tight Labor Market

As 2016 drew to a close, the U.S. unemployment rate stood at 4.7%, less than half of what it was in October 2009. The job market is so tight now that some businesses started recruiting their holiday workers last August. That’s great news for the economy in general, but difficult news if you need to […]

Security firm business financing
February 13th, 2017

Security Firm Secures $83.4K

After their careers as public servants, many police officers choose to open security businesses. A former California police officer and private investigator did so a decade ago, and has built a thriving security patrol and security training business, employing nearly three dozen people in patrol and office positions. The business’ bank statements show consistently high […]

New England Restaurant Gets Funding For Remodel
February 13th, 2017

$250K Helps Restaurant Remodel

In 1998, a husband-and-wife team of entrepreneurs built a restaurant and pub in the Boston area to serve updated New England cuisine. They invested several million dollars into their tavern concept, and their business instincts proved correct. Their average customer spends between $35 and $50 per meal and they serve thousands of customers every week, […]