Category: Reviews

Plumfund Review: Free Crowdfunding Alternative to Business Loans

Running a business is a tough gig, but what can be even more tough is the process of accessing capital to get up and running. While many turn to friends and family for help with financing, others are wary of jeopardizing cherished relationships with a business transaction. Many are hesitant to seek out business loans or lines of credit, not wanting to take on an additional financial liability in the form of a monthly payment. Fortunately, there are other options.… Read More

Gmail vs. Outlook: How to Make the Right Pick for Your Business

Advertiser Disclosure When it comes to choosing the best email service for your company, one thing is for sure: you have plenty of options. Despite the overwhelming amount of choices, Gmail and Outlook continue to be two of the most popular email services available to both individuals and companies. Whittling your choices down may be easy, but how do you choose between these two top candidates? First, let’s get a few things out of the way. Both Gmail and Outlook… Read More

Align Commerce Review: Overseas Wire Transfers for Small Businesses

Large and small companies alike are searching for a more streamlined process for making wire transfers—one that eliminates existing inefficiencies and costs less than what banks charge, according to research conducted by the Federal Reserve Banks and The Clearing House. This is just the problem Align Commerce is trying to tackle. Align Commerce aims to simplify cross-border payments for U.S.-based businesses that do business overseas. They do this by utilizing blockchain technology to eliminate the “middleman,” in which the middlemen… Read More

Online Small Business Lender Dealstruck Shuts Down New Operations — What it Means for You

Dealstruck, a provider of online term loans and lines of credit, has reportedly shut down operations. As of Nov. 15, 2016, they are no longer accepting new loan applications. However, existing customers will continue to have their loans serviced. Dealstruck’s homepage offered no indication of the shutdown. Ethan Senturia, CEO of Dealstruck, told Crowdfund Insider: “Although we are not currently originating new loans, we are continuing to provide our clients with the high-level of service they have come to expect… Read More

D&B CreditBuilder™ Plus Review

Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) is an enterprise data company that collects business data from over 30,000 sources worldwide and analyzes that data to help business owners make informed decisions. They have a wide range of products, most of which focus on risk management and sales and marketing. Amongst D&B’s credit building products is CreditBuilder™ Plus, which helps small or medium business owners build their D&B business credit file and is available for $149 per month, or $1,499 annually. The product… Read More

Entrepreneur Lending Review: Small Business Loans Powered by CAN Capital

Entrepreneur Media recently joined the ranks of online small business loan providers after announcing a new lending partnership with CAN Capital. Entrepreneur Lending powered by CAN Capital will offer CAN Capital’s lending products to small business owners seeking financing. A press release announcing the partnership says that “merchants can use funds to open new locations, increase inventory, purchase new equipment or grow in other capacities.” CAN Capital offers three different lending products for business owners, all of which will be… Read More