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Paige Smith

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Paige Smith

Paige Smith is a Content Marketing Writer and Senior Contributing Writer at Funding Circle. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, and specializes in writing about the intersection of business, finance, and tech. Paige has written for a number of B2B industry leaders, including fintech companies, small business lenders, and business credit resource sites.

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Growth and Operations

5 Ways Funding Circle Can Help You Prep For Busy Season

Why Funding Circle?

Making Music No Matter What: A Case Study on The MGMT Partners

Growth and Operations

4 Financing Options For a Seasonal Business in Peak Season

Small Business Loans

A Checklist For Your Seasonal Business’s Opening and Closing

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4 Reasons to Use Funding Circle For Upfront Costs

Why Funding Circle?

6 Strategies For Tackling Upfront Project Costs

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6 Questions To Ask Before Starting Your Next Client Project

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5 Reasons to Use Funding Circle to Alleviate Your Debt

Why Funding Circle?

How To Finance Business Growth: Savings Or Capital?

Growth and Operations

The Ugly Truth About Business Debt and How to Fix It

Business Finance

7 Signs It’s Time To Consolidate Your Business Debt

Business Finance

COVID-19 Cash Flow Constraints: What Businesses Can Do To Stay Open

Growth and Operations

Business Loans: How Do They Work?

Growth and Operations

A 2020 Guide To Small Business Loans For Veterinarians

Small Business Loans

Small business loans for women

Small Business Loans

When to Expand Your Business: 5 Signs It’s Time To Level Up

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How to Build a Relationship-Based Business

Growth and Operations

Should My Business Sponsor A Local Youth Sports Team?

Growth and Operations

How To Turn Your Passion Project Into A Successful Business

Why Funding Circle?

5 Reasons to Use Funding Circle For Your Business’s Growth Project

Why Funding Circle?

Emergency Business Loans: Here Are Your Options When Crisis Strikes

Growth and Operations

6 Ways to Get Through a Business Crisis

Growth and Operations

How to Form a Social Media Strategy for Your Small Business

Growth and Operations

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Seasonal Budgeting

Growth and Operations

The Best Grants for Your Small Business

Small Business Loans

The Best Business Grants for Women

Small Business Loans

How Small Business Loans Can Help Seasonal Budgeting

Small Business Loans

4 Reasons to Consider a Term Loan When Trouble Strikes

Growth and Operations

A Small Business Owner’s To-Do List Needs Secure, Flexible Loan Terms

Small Business Loans

How to Tackle Your To-Do List When Everything Costs Money

Growth and Operations

8 Reasons To Tackle The Odds & Ends Of Your Business To Do List

Growth and Operations

8 Small Business Awards You Can Win

Business Finance

How to Make a Lender Fall in Love with You—in 5 Easy Steps

Business Finance

A Brief History of Lending

Business Finance

5 Simple Steps You Can Take to Avoid Burnout

Growth and Operations

What’s Your Company Culture?

Growth and Operations

How to Stay on Top of Your Small Business Finances

Growth and Operations

Applying for an SBA Loan: The Good, The Bad, and The Not-so-pretty

Small Business Loans

Evaluating a Loan Offer

Small Business Loans

What are the Top 4 Features Patients Want From Their Dentist?

Growth and Operations

Building a Marketing Strategy for New Dental Practices

Growth and Operations

Credit Card Equipment Financing:  Your Options in a Nutshell 

Business Finance

An Introduction to Small Business Insurance

Growth and Operations

Top 5 Tips for Dental Practice Finance Management

Business Finance

What To Know About Dental Equipment Financing (In 2019)

Business Finance

A Strategic Outline For Starting A Dental Practice (With Examples)

Growth and Operations

The Best Way To Attract New Patients To Your Dental Practice

Growth and Operations

Hiring New Medical Office Staff? Be Sure To Ask These 5 Questions

Growth and Operations

A Physician’s Guide To Buying and Selling A Medical Practice

Growth and Operations

9 Critical Questions To Ask When Buying A Dental Practice

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An Ultimate Guide To Starting A Medical Practice

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5 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Contractor Loan

Small Business Loans

5 Essential Strategies for Growing Your Medical Practice

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A Strategic Guide to Qualifying for Construction Financing

Business Finance

Why Improving Patient Experience Can Help Grow Your Revenue

Growth and Operations

Organizational Culture: Can It Really Impact Business Expansion?

Growth and Operations

5 of the Best Ways to Advertise Construction Businesses

Growth and Operations

DIY payroll: a how-to guide for small businesses

Growth and Operations

Heavy equipment: When to rebuild, repair, or replace capital assets

Growth and Operations

13 FAQs when considering a heavy equipment loan

Small Business Loans

Game-changing resources for female business owners

Growth and Operations

8 benefits to upgrading your small business POS system

Growth and Operations

Construction cash flow: 5 strategies for avoiding problems

Business Finance

17 lovable TV and movie characters you forgot were small business owners

Growth and Operations

3 small business loan myths

Small Business Loans

Understanding prepayment penalties

Small Business Loans

5 employee retention strategies to reduce turnover

Small Business Loans

An Introduction To Business Financing

Small Business Loans

What are my options for business funding if I have bad credit?

Business Finance

A Guide To Commercial Construction Loans

Small Business Loans

The 5 best indicators of business growth

Growth and Operations

How to get a small business loan

Small Business Loans

Answered: how to find working capital for a small business

Business Finance

Applying for a business line of credit: 5 tips to know before you apply

Business Finance

Dental Practice Loans: How To Fund Your Practice

Small Business Loans

Understanding prepayment penalties

Small Business Loans

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing a Business Loan in California

Small Business Loans

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing a Business Loan in New York

Small Business Loans

A Comprehensive Guide to Securing a Business Loan in Florida

Small Business Loans

A Comprehensive Guide to Commercial Truck Financing

Business Finance

Knowing your options: where can you get business funding?

Business Finance

A Physician’s Guide to Medical Practice Loans

Small Business Loans

How to write a business plan and stay on track with your goals

Growth and Operations

7 important steps for starting a small business successfully

Growth and Operations

What are the best small business loans for female entrepreneurs?

Small Business Loans

Weighing your options for equipment financing

Growth and Operations

FAQs When Getting a Loan with Online Small Business Lenders

Small Business Loans

A Quick Guide To Consolidating Business Debt

Business Finance

Finance your business with small business grants

Business Finance

The best payment gateways (that aren’t PayPal) for e-commerce businesses

Growth and Operations

How to create a financial plan for your business

Business Finance

6 ways to better manage your small business payroll

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Restaurant financing: 8 ways owners can use a loan

Small Business Loans

Decade after financial crisis, American small businesses move on from ‘bank first’ approach to financing

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How to Get Funding for a Small Business if You’re Just Starting Out

Business Finance

Getting a small business loan in 5 easy steps

Small Business Loans

A complete guide to restaurant business loans

Small Business Loans

A Guide to Small Business Loans for Veterans

Small Business Loans

How to calculate the cost vs. benefit of hiring

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Slow fashion, fast growth: A case study on Orleans and Winder

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Advice from a CPA: How small businesses can prepare for tax season

Business Finance

How long does it really take to get an SBA loan?

Small Business Loans

Jarring success: A case study on Just Jan’s

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6 Financing Options for Business Taxes

Business Finance

Why Should I Take Out a Loan for Hiring Employees?

Small Business Loans

4 Smart Financing Options for Businesses Past the Startup Stage

Business Finance

Ask a CPA: What’s the best way to close my books out for the year?

Business Finance

What is alternative lending?

Business Finance

What are soft pulls, and how do they affect my business?

Business Finance

8 ways the SBA can help your small business grow

Small Business Loans

How to figure out how much inventory to stock

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How to develop a new product

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6 Reasons to Use a Term Loan for Your Business Taxes

Small Business Loans

How to Finance a Partnership Buyout

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What to know before buying out a business partner

Growth and Operations

Is it time to break up with your business partner?

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5 essential inventory management techniques

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A Guide to Working Capital Loans

Small Business Loans

An Introduction to Business Financing

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What is working capital, and how can I manage it?

Business Finance

How small businesses prepare for the holidays: Field Day & Friends

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These 8 states show the most love for local small businesses in the age of Amazon

Growth and Operations

5 steps to take before hiring a full-time employee

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Hiring your first employee? Don’t forget to do these 4 things

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5 Reasons Funding Circle is Your Best Option to Finance a Move

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6 hidden costs of relocating your business

Growth and Operations

How to decide whether to purchase another business

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5 steps to take after acquiring another business

Growth and Operations

7 signs you need to relocate your business

Growth and Operations

What to do if you can’t make payroll

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How your business can outpace Amazon this season

Growth and Operations

How small businesses prepare for the holidays: Aldea Home & Baby

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6 best payroll options for small business owners

Growth and Operations

MP Consulting: Building the foundations for growth

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18 smart business tips from women business owners

Small Business Loans

16 women business owners on the best part of running a business

Small Business Loans

Equipment Financing: How to Secure Funding for Your Business

Business Finance

Business Funding Designed for Small Business Owners

Why Funding Circle?

A beginner’s guide to diversity and inclusion

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Payroll 101 for small businesses

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5 women entrepreneurs on the best part of owning a business

Small Business Loans

How to improve your business cash flow

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Beauty and brawn: How one salon beat the recession

Why Funding Circle?

100 facts for Women’s Small Business Month

Small Business Loans

H.R. 5050’s big impact on women-owned businesses

Small Business Loans

How to become a certified minority or women-owned small business

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How to survive the retail apocalypse in the age of Amazon

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4 growth signals to expand your retail online

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How to support small businesses this Independent Retailer Month

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Difficult conversations: How to give negative feedback

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Difficult conversations: Delivering bad news

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Difficult conversations: How to say no

Growth and Operations

4 signs your business needs you to take a vacation

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4 incredible dad business owners

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How to prepare your business for disaster

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6 educational YouTube channels for entrepreneurs

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5 business lessons from commencement speeches

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5 incredible mom business owners

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How Funding Circle helps U.S. small businesses grow

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How to spring clean your business

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Going green: 6 ways to make your business more eco-friendly

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Scaling a hot (sauce) company: A case study on Elijah’s Xtreme

Why Funding Circle?

Going against the grain: A case study on CounterEv

Why Funding Circle?

When big risks pay off: A case study on Extreme Velocity

Why Funding Circle?

When marketing is worth paying for: A case study on Willie Powells

Why Funding Circle?

8 Employee Appreciation Day ideas that won’t break the bank

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5 smart business lessons from former American presidents

Growth and Operations

The 9 must-read business books of 2018

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7 unconventional Valentine’s Day gift ideas

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5 tips to keep in mind when remodeling your business

Growth and Operations

5 ways you can get to know your customers

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Cleared for landing: A case study on Aztec Airways

Why Funding Circle?

7 employee perks that could set your business apart

Growth and Operations

How to keep employees motivated during the holidays

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Good service matters: A case study on The South Eastern Eye Center

Why Funding Circle?

3 smart New Year’s resolutions for business owners

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Business lessons from your Netflix queue

Growth and Operations

Holiday marketing on a shoestring budget

Growth and Operations

8 ways to turn social media critics into advocates for your brand

Growth and Operations

When financing takes too long: A case study on TreePaad Fun Center

Why Funding Circle?

Your 2018 small business holiday gift guide

Growth and Operations

Term loans vs. lines of credit

Business Finance

Term loans vs. credit cards

Business Finance

Planning for retirement as a small business owner

Growth and Operations

Hiring your kids during the school break

Growth and Operations

5 easy ways to improve your business over a long weekend

Growth and Operations

How a counterintuitive strategy is helping this CPA firm grow

Why Funding Circle?

7 inspiring TED Talks for small business owners

Growth and Operations

How to achieve zen as a business owner

Growth and Operations

5 retention tips to help keep top employees

Growth and Operations

The best podcasts for small business owners

Growth and Operations

From a guest room to an LA showroom: A case study on Kate Lester Interiors

Why Funding Circle?

4 questions you’ll never know the answer to as an entrepreneur

Growth and Operations

The worst business advice you’ll ever receive

Growth and Operations

3 free ways small businesses can win on Yelp

Growth and Operations

Buying computers for your business? Follow these 4 steps

Growth and Operations

Show Me the Money: What is a Business Term Loan and Why Do I Need One?

Small Business Loans

Habits of successful entrepreneurs stuck in traffic

Growth and Operations

The sweet smell of success: A case study on Ace Media Productions

Why Funding Circle?

A beginner’s guide to marketing communications [PDF]

Growth and Operations

Learn from Hamilton and dynamic pricing models

Growth and Operations

Make a great summer hire in 6 easy steps

Growth and Operations

3 ways to power through your day

Growth and Operations

The strategic guide to opening a new location [PDF]

Growth and Operations

The best summer reading list for entrepreneurs

Growth and Operations

Can a smartphone actually help you relax?

Growth and Operations

What can a small business do with $25K on social media?

Growth and Operations

Free shipping strategies that actually help your bottom line

Growth and Operations

How to know you’re ready for more financing

Business Finance

A beginner’s guide to employee happiness [PDF]

Growth and Operations

What’s the sound of opportunity knocking? A case study on Philosophie

Why Funding Circle?

What did your parents teach you about business?

Growth and Operations

12 indisputable signs you’re a New York business owner

Growth and Operations

10 signs you’re a proud California business owner

Growth and Operations

A beginner’s guide to business loans [PDF]

Small Business Loans

Why it Takes Money to Save Money: A Case Study on Koshland Pharm

Why Funding Circle?

POP QUIZ! Do you know your lending terms?

Small Business Loans

How to lose a customer in 10 days

Growth and Operations

How to write a press release

Growth and Operations

How to prevent the flu from taking over your office

Growth and Operations

4 tips to take your email from dead to read

Growth and Operations

How to finance your business: Bootstrapping [Video]

Business Finance

How to finance your business: Debt funding [Video]

Business Finance

How to finance your business: Equity funding [Video]

Business Finance

How to finance your business: Acquiring funding [Video]

Business Finance

How to finance your business: Evaluate your financial needs [Video]

Business Finance

Social media for small business [PDF]

Growth and Operations

Local SEO for small business [PDF]

Growth and Operations

SEO for small business [PDF]

Growth and Operations

Holiday survival guide for small business owners [PDF]

Growth and Operations

5 fictional entrepreneurs that could have used a business loan

Small Business Loans

Virtual Driver switches gears, accelerates growth

Why Funding Circle?

Trick or treat: Which loan is best for my business

Small Business Loans

Is your business still operating like a startup?

Growth and Operations

Expanding your business? Look before you leap

Growth and Operations

Dream Beard: How to grow fast and stay trim

Why Funding Circle?

Making the “hops” to entrepreneurship

Why Funding Circle?

Maika Goods found a creative way to grow

Why Funding Circle?

4 perks of hiring a new college grad

Growth and Operations

How modern financing built a vintage cosmetics brand

Why Funding Circle?

Characteristics of credit cheat sheet [PDF]

Business Finance

How Siren Fish Co. launched a retail product line

Why Funding Circle?

3 reasons term loans are better for women entrepreneurs

Small Business Loans

Quotes on entrepreneurship from women who’ve been there

Growth and Operations

How to Talk with Your Clients About Funding Circle

Why Funding Circle?

What’s a small business credit score?

Business Finance

How Dr. Hatt saved her clinic $4,000 a month

Why Funding Circle?

New Year’s resolutions for your small business

Growth and Operations

Small business social responsibility: buzzword or strategy?

Growth and Operations

4 Financing Rights of Every Small Business Owner

Business Finance

4 Ways to Avoid a Small Business Debt Twilight Zone

Business Finance

Cut through the clutter: B2B holiday marketing tips

Growth and Operations

Quiz: Who said these inspiring business quotes?

Business Finance

Your ultimate small business gift guide

Growth and Operations

Shhh! 3 secret perks of small business loan debt

Small Business Loans

4 reasons you’ll need extra holiday financing

Business Finance

How to fund your new product launch

Growth and Operations

3 business scenarios that need money to make money

Business Finance

How to make a little marketing budget go a long way

Growth and Operations

Why you shouldn’t fund your business with credit cards

Business Finance

5 ways to win over more holiday shoppers

Growth and Operations

5 Tips for Your High-Growth Small Business

Growth and Operations

7 steps to hiring helpful seasonal employees

Growth and Operations

6 steps to nailing your holiday inventory

Growth and Operations

Yogibo sells comfort for a plush profit

Why Funding Circle?

Peak Design got inventory funding in a flash

Why Funding Circle?

3 ways to boost employee happiness

Growth and Operations

5 Easy Steps to a Dog-Friendly Office

Growth and Operations

Solé Bicycles races past global competition

Why Funding Circle?

Use social media to get a better business loan

Small Business Loans

Using a business loan to recruit phenomenal talent

Small Business Loans

How to become an iconic brand like Kraft Heinz

Growth and Operations

How to keep your rapid-growth culture intact

Growth and Operations

3 ways your accounting firm can woo millennials

Growth and Operations

ExpressCare puts children’s health first

Why Funding Circle?

How entrepreneurs can stay happy

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