Business-strategy-blog- OnDeck

Building a Business Strategy for 2018 Thinking strategically and building a business strategy is an important exercise for all businesses—large and small. Unfortunately, many small business owners aren’t sure where to start, how a more […]
budgeting for the new year | OnDeck

Even if your business is not what is typically identified as a “seasonal” business, your business likely ebbs and flows with seasonal fluctuations—at least that’s been my experience over the last 35 or so years. […]
Cash Flow for Small Business | OnDeck

Cash flow is the lifeblood of every business. Without cash, it’s hard to purchase inventory, pay employees, and ultimately keep the doors open. In fact, according to, 82% of small businesses fail because of […]
4 Ways to Recover From A Rejected Loan Application | OnDeck

Most small business owners don’t jump into their entrepreneurial dream because they are experts at financing a business. As a result, it’s not uncommon for a loan application to be rejected. Sometimes it could be […]
Get-Smart-About-Your-Business-Credit-Profile | OnDeck

Today is Get Smart About Your Credit Day. As a small business owner, you don’t need to be a credit or finance expert, but in today’s world, it’s critically important that you have a strong […]

Increase Your Loan Options with Strategic Borrowing Without adequate capital, it’s difficult for small businesses to grow and thrive. This is true whether you fund your business through cash flow, investment, or borrowing. Taking a […]
financial metrics | OnDeck small business loans

Financial Metrics You Should Know to Run Your Small Business Understanding your business’ financial metrics, and what those numbers are telling you, is critical to running a successful business, knowing whether or not your business is profitable, […]
work-life-blanace, small business loans

Facilitating a Healthy Work/Life Balance for Your Employees is Good for Business I spent the earliest years of my career sweeping the warehouse floor and stocking shelves in my Father’s small business. As a teenager, […]
managing your resources wisely | ondeck small business loans

Managing Your Business Resources Managing resources is a challenge for many small business owners, but if you’re at all like I was, I believed I had a better handle on things that I did in […]
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Putting Your Best Foot Forward: Finding (or Rather, Becoming) Your Profit Expert As a business owner, I didn’t know what I didn’t know. I knew my business, I knew how to get things done, and […]