Month: December 2017

Tips for Creating Next Year’s Budget

The new year brings opportunities to make your small business more successful. There’s no better place to start than with your annual budget. It encapsulates your revenue and expense expectations in a single spreadsheet. Here are some handy tips for creating your new budget: Analyze last year’s budget: How closely did your estimates match actual …

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Your 2018 Checklist: How to Improve Your Marketing Efforts in the New Year

The new year is not only a time for personal resolutions, but also for professional ones. One of the most important aspects to focus on is how you can attract new customers and keep your existing ones loyal to your brand. This is best achieved by marketing; which means that the end of the year …

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How to Effectively Use Video Marketing

In an effort to better engage with their customers, business owners are constantly trying to find innovative ways to market their brands. Gone are the days of traditional and one-type-fits-all marketing, such as billboards and advertising, as those have proven time and time again to be ineffective compared to more modern, content-driven digital marketing. Video …

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IOU Financial Surpasses US$500 Million in Loans Originated

MONTRÉAL, Dec. 6, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ – IOU Financial Inc. (“IOU” or “the Company”) (TSXV: IOU), a leading online lender to small businesses (IOUFinancial.com), announces today that it has facilitated more than US$500 million in financing to thousands of merchants and small businesses across the United States and Canada since launching its lending platform.  “$500 million in originations is a significant milestone that we are …

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IOU Financial Inc. Releases Financial Results for the Three and Nine Month Period Ended September 30, 2017

Gross revenue increased 5.7% to $13.2 million for the nine-month period ended September 30, 2017 compared to the same period in 2016. Opex (excluding non-recurring costs) decreased 19.3% to $2.2 million for the quarter ended September 30, 2017compared to the same period last year. The Company achieved its target of quarterly operating costs of $2.0 million to $2.2 million on a normalized basis. The …

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Four Proven Marketing Tips for Restaurants to Implement During the Holidays

The holidays are a joyous and busy time for many, but some restaurants owners see a decline in business during the winter months. One source found that as many as 61% of restaurants reported a decline of up to 20% in patrons and sales during this time. There are a multitude of reasons that sales …

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