American Women Rising in Business

Women's business ownership is growing, and women are taking more of a role in leading and developing businesses throughout the United States. Here at Shield Funding we are dedicated to assisting women grow their businesses, providing the necessary funding to help the expansion and development of their businesses. We have…

Women & Financing

Last Updated on December 3, 2014

3 Ways To Use Online Marketing To Help You Succeed In Small Business

Every business is different, but regardless of what type of business you own, there remains one constant—if you want people to know you exist, you need a marketing plan. And, a good portion of your marketing budget should be reserved for online marketing. In fact, it’s important to note that…

Marketing and Sales

Last Updated on November 26, 2014

Top 5 Reasons why Small Businesses Should Use Social Media

Owning a small business is no small feat, and it can be difficult to get the word out about your new company. Thankfully, there are a lot of tools available to you in order to help you with your marketing efforts—one of them being social media. If you haven’t created a…

Marketing and Sales

Last Updated on November 14, 2014

The Cost of Inventory to Start a Jewelry Business

With the abundance of online stores like Etsy and the popularity of local and online boutiques, starting a jewelry business is becoming one of the most popular ways to make money. If you’ve experienced success selling your jewelry at craft shows and markets, turning your side hobby into a small…

Starting a Business

Last Updated on October 10, 2014

Small Business Lending After the Recession

There has been a lot of controversy lately over who is responsible for the small business community’s struggles with finding loans. Any business owner looking for a small business loan today knows how difficult it can be to find a lender willing to give their business money. Since the financial…

Lending Industry

Last Updated on August 22, 2013

Shield Funding Ranked Number One for Alternative Business Loans

Shield Funding has been ranked the #1 provider of alternative business loans by a leading information provider in the industry. The ranking process considers a variety of factors when determining a winner and some of those factors include: client references, market performance, as well as a variety of other research…

Lending Industry

Last Updated on August 12, 2013

Choosing an Online Business Loan Resource

Many business owners today are looking for business loans due to the difficult economic environment. With the increase demand for business loans many new websites are popping up to address the demand. This article addresses some of the more popular business loan resources available on the internet. An article was…

Business Financing

Last Updated on February 14, 2013

Seasonal Businesses Survive the Off-Season with Business Loans

Many small businesses are preparing for a slow business cycle as the winter moves in. Some businesses like restaurants or retail outlets see a dramatic decrease in foot traffic and overall revenue, while other types of small businesses such as lawn care watch as their entire revenue stream disappears during…

Business Financing

Last Updated on December 31, 2012

Grocery Store Business Loans Assist Local Food Markets

Operating a grocery store can be a very expensive endeavor. The costs associated with running a store in the grocery business can be overwhelming at times because of the very high risk inventory, immense product turnover or replacement on a weekly basis, as well as the very low profit margins.…

Business News

Last Updated on November 14, 2012

Getting Business Credit with Bad Credit

The business loan industry has been going through exceptional changes since the financial collapse of 2008. Banks are slowly losing ground in the business loan industry. The reason for these changes stems from the banking industries unwillingness to provide business loans for local businesses. It makes sense how banks would…

Credit Tools and Tips

Last Updated on September 17, 2012