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Construction Today — Navigating Financing Needs

Planning for both expected and unexpected expenses is key for small businesses. In this article, Jim Salters, President of The Business Backer, provides tips for construction company owners who are laying out plans for the months ahead. He discusses how careful planning and preparation can set construction companies up for financing success so they can […]
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Cincinnati Business Journal – One of Cincinnati’s fastest-growing companies picks new home for HQ

One of the fastest-growing companies in Greater Cincinnati is moving its headquarters. Business Backer, a small business-funding company that provides customized, alternative funding services and advice for small- and medium-sized businesses, is moving its headquarters to a larger space but staying in Blue Ash. The fast-growing firm signed a seven-year lease for about 36,000 square […]
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One of Cincinnati’s fastest-growing companies hunting for new HQ

One of Greater Cincinnati’s fastest-growing companies is searching for a new headquarters. Business Backer, a small business funding company that provides customized, alternative funding services and advice for small- and medium-sized businesses, is expanding its current office in Blue Ash. But Jim Salters, CEO and co-owner of Business Backer, said the firm’s growth is pushing it […]
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Inc. Magazine Unveils 33rd Annual List of America’s Fastest-Growing Private Companies—the Inc. 5000

The Business Backer Ranks No. 2487 on the 2014 Inc. 5000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 153% NEW YORK, August 20, 2014 -- Inc. magazine today ranked The Business Backer NO. 2487 on its 33rd annual Inc. 500|5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation's fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s […]
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Infintech and The Business Backer Partner to Offer Customized Financing and Payment Processing Services

Two of Cincinnati’s fastest growing companies are pairing up for a partnership that they hope will help each grow even more. Payment processing firm Infintech has joined forces with business financing provider The Business Backer to offer each other’s services to their client base. The two firms will share revenue in the deal, Infintech President […]
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Business Backer Avera Launched First Business as a Kid

It’s not possible to say Scott Avera was born an entrepreneur, but he definitely became one at an early age. By the time he was 12 years old, Avera was running ads in the back of Byte magazine selling software programs to teachers to create tests. Read More ›
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Soapbox Cincinnati – The Business Backer Helps Entrepreneurs Find Financing Alternatives

Today it’s tough for entrepreneurs to finance businesses growth. Banks have tightened lending standards since the 2008 financial crisis, and some business owners don’t have the credit or collateral to score a loan for even small projects. There are some alternative and creative funding options, though, and one Cincinnati-based company has built a growing business […]
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The Business Courier – The Business Backer Works With Local Cincinnati Restaurants

Greater Cincinnati Independent Restaurants is working to bolster its ranks. The association had 44 member restaurants in 2011 before starting its rewards card program. Adoption of the rewards card, which gives diners a point for every dollar spent at member restaurants that can be used for $10 rewards, was mandatory for members. When the group […]
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The Business Courier – Finalist Named for 2012 Entrepreneur of the Year

We are proud to announced that the Business Backer has been included in Ernst & Young LLP’s Entrepreneur of the Year 2012 Award finalists in the South Central Ohio and Kentucky Region. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who demonstrate excellence and extraordinary success in such areas as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their […]
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The Business Backer of Cincinnati Named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today announced The Business Backer of Cincinnati, Ohio, as a winner in its annual Blue Ribbon Small Business Awards®, a program that recognizes companies for their success and innovation and for their contributions to economic growth and free enterprise. The Business Backer was selected from a record number of […]
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The Business Backer Nominated For 2014 Small Business Influencer Awards

Cleveland, OH, July 15, 2014 – The Business Backer has been nominated for a 2014 Small Business Influencer Award in the category of Corporations. The Small Business Influencer Awards honor those who are influential to small businesses in North America, through the products, services, knowledge, information or support they provide to the small business market. […]
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Enquirer Top Workplaces 2014

Cincinnati, Ohio – June 16, 2014 – The Business Backer is pleased to announce that it has been selected as one of The Enquirer Media Top Workplaces. The Top Workplaces are determined based solely on employee feedback. The employee survey is conducted by WorkplaceDynamics, LLP, a leading research firm on organizational health and employee engagement. WorkplaceDynamics conducts regional […]
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The Blue Ash Business Awards

The Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber honored four area businesses with the 2014 Blue Ash Business Awards March 13 at Cooper Creek Event Center. Blue Ash is home to more than 2,300 businesses and is the second largest business district in the Cincinnati area, said Mayor Lee Czerwonka. “Since the city’s founding in 1961, city council […]
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The Business Backer Named U.S. Chamber Blue Ribbon Small Business Award Winner

WASHINGTON, D.C.—The U.S. Chamber of Commerce today named The Business Backer of Cincinnati, Ohio, a Blue Ribbon Small Business Award winner. The annual program recognizes companies for their dedication to the principles of free enterprise and contributions to restoring jobs and supporting economic growth. The Business Backer was selected from a record number of applicants […]
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The Business Backer Recieves 2013 BBB® Torch Award For Marketplace Ethics

Cincinnati, Ohio – October 29, 2013 – The Business Backer, was named BBB Torch Awards for Marketplace Ethics Recipient before a crowd of 400 business, nonprofit, and community leaders at the 2013 Torch Awards celebration. Joining The Business Backer were five additional Recipients, and eight additional businesses and charities recognized as Honorees for this prestigious […]
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The Business Courier Northern Kentucky Chamber Selects Emerging 30

The Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce announced this year’s honorees in its Emerging 30 program, designed to recognize the region’s fastest-growing small businesses. To be eligible for the award, a company must be a current Northern Kentucky Chamber of Commerce member or a company headquartered in Boone, Campbell or Kenton counties. It also must be […]
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2012 Fast 55 Finalist: The Business Backer

The Business Backer is a private small business funding company that provides customized alternative funding and capital solutions between $10,000 and $75,000 for cash flow, expansion or growth. Since 2007, the Business Backer has helped more than 2,600 businesses access more than $51 million in working capital. All of its senior sales executives also are […]
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Best Places to Work 2012 finalist: Business Backer

We are proud to announced that the Business Backer has been nominated as a finalist for Best Places to Work award given by the Cincinnati Business Courier Visit Cincinnati Business Courier’s site to read more about the interview that they did with out founders. View Article ›
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Jim Granat Named Head of Small Business

Cincinnati, Ohio – August 1, 2018 – Enova International announced today that Jim Granat has joined Enova as the head of U.S. small business financing, reporting to CEO David Fisher. Granat is charged with bringing easy-to-access working capital to more small businesses in the U.S. and growing the Headway Capital and The Business Backer branded […]
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The Business Backer Publishes Innovative Algorithm to Assess Small Business Health and Potential

Cincinnati, Ohio – February 12, 2014 – The Business Backer, a leading provider of small business financing solutions, has continued its quest to provide a superior customer experience by publishing an innovative credit scoring algorithm. The new algorithm supports The Business Backer’s mission to help small business owners find the best financing option, from the […]
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The Business Backer Hires Steve Tosh As Chief Operating Officer

Cincinnati, OH – December 13, 2013 – For six years, The Business Backer, an Ohio based company specializing in alternative lending for businesses, has provided an important service to the American small business community. At least some of The Business Backer’s success can be attributed to its policy of hiring only highly qualified and experienced […]
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