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How the 2024 federal budget affects small businesses

Every year, the Canadian government announces its federal budget, which outlines its plans for how it will be spending money. Small businesses should pay close attention, because the new governmental policies and allocations can affect how they operate.  This year, the government is focused on helping small businesses achieve growth and stay competitive. The measures outlined…
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5 last-minute holiday tips for small businesses

It’s safe to say that 2020 has thrown many small businesses for a loop. With all the mandated restrictions, regulations and overall uncertainty, many small business owners may not have had the time to prep for the holidays. If this sounds familiar – don’t worry! Here are 5 last-minute things you can do get the…

Which e-commerce platform is right for my store?

Now more than ever, having a strong online presence is crucial for businesses of any size. The recent pandemic has highlighted the need for small businesses who once relied on foot-traffic to go digital. While you may already know that launching a website is one of the first steps to taking your business online, you…

A Comprehensive Guide to Small Business Loans

Small Business Loans Many small businesses rely on borrowed capital to fuel growth and other initiatives. Depending upon the nature of the business need, a business’ credit profile, time in business, whether or not the business has adequate collateral, and other factors, there are more small business loan options available today than ever before. The…

Time Management 101 eBook: Take Back Your Time

Running a small business is no easy feat – as a business owner, you wear several hats to keep your day-to-day operations running smoothly all while strategizing for your business’ long term growth. But how do you find the time to get everything done? In OnDeck’s latest Main Street Pulse Report, 61% of business owners…

What Would You Do with 33 Hours of Your Time Back?

33 hours. According to a study by the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, that is how long it takes – on average – to apply for a loan from a traditional lender. But let’s be honest: as a business owner, you don’t have that kind of time. In OnDeck’s latest Main Street Pulse Report,…
Barbara Corcoran

Barbara Corcoran Seal of Approval Winners’ Dreams Becoming Reality

Our Barbara Corcoran Seal of Approval contest winners achieved a lot since meeting with Barbara and receiving $10,000 each from OnDeck to grow their businesses. The December 2015 consultation with Barbara sparked a steady amount of opportunities for our three winners. Read on to see what they accomplished since our last check in. The Gents…

The Presidential Election: Business Owners Weigh In

In a recent online survey, small business owners identified the top three priorities for candidates running in this year’s Presidential election. Of the business owners surveyed, 94.1% voted in the last election—which means Washington, and the candidates, better be paying attention.

Young Wizards Academy Launches ‘Cauldron Creations’ Party

To celebrate our recent expansion into Canada, we held contests in Toronto and Vancouver to give small businesses the opportunity to win $5,000 (CAD) by answering one simple question: Why Do You Love Being a Small Business Owner? We’re checking in with Young Wizards Academy (YWA), our Vancouver-area small business winner 60 days after the…

5 Questions with The Juice Cellar’s Chris Roberts

Our blog series “5 Questions With…” takes a behind-the-scenes look into the daily lives of our small business customers. Read through this ‘delicious’ next entry below! Name: Chris Roberts Company: The Juice Cellar Location: Belfast/Bangor, Maine Products/Services: Raw juices, smoothies, and plant-based food Years in Business: 3 Years Facebook: TheJuiceCellar Instagram: @TheJuiceCellar 1. Tell us about a day in the life…

Meet Young Wizards Academy, Our Vancouver $5K Prize Winner

To celebrate our recent Canadian expansion, we held contests in Toronto and Vancouver to give small businesses the opportunity to win $5,000 (CAD) by answering one simple question, Why Do You Love Being a Small Business Owner? We received hundreds of submissions from very worthy small businesses of all kinds, and it was hard to…