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Ben Shabat

Benjamin Shabat is a business funding specialist at Become who's published 100's of articles in the fintech field with a focus on the business lending landscape, it's trends and business management. He holds a B.A. in Anthropology and Sociology from Rutgers University, and an M.A. in Political Science and Political Communication from Tel Aviv University. With his interests in the humanities, Ben brings a unique perspective to the world of online business lending. When not at work, he spends his free time catching up on his favorite podcasts, flexing his culinary skills, and soaking up the sun.

Articles by Ben

January 2019: Financial Wellness Month

Tax season is upon us folks, stretching from January 1st to April 15th. For that reason, January is also recognized as Financial Wellness Month....

6 Ways to Improve Your Website’s SEO & Ranking Positions

As a business owner, the internet is one of your most useful resources when it comes to reaching customers. According to a study by Advanced Web...

Beginners Guide to Forming a Limited Liability Company (LLC)

What’s all the hype about LLC’s? Why should you register your business as an LLC? Well, there’s actually a lot to gain by designating your...

8 Powerful Office & Workplace Stress-relief Strategies

“How will I ever get this done?”   “When is this going to get easier?”   “Will I ever get a break?”   We all run the risk of getting...

How to Choose the Right Business Partner

You started with a creative idea. You built that idea into a business model and made it into a reality. Now you realize the immense responsibility...

4 Best Tax Software for Online Filing in 2019

Tax season is upon us, and there’s a lot to know when it comes to getting prepared for filing. Take a deep breath, we’re here to help you...

5 Ways to Be the Best Mompreneur

Every business owner knows that the road to success has plenty of hurdles that need to be cleared along the way. The plain truth is certain business...

Startup Fundraising: A 2019 Guide to Startup Funding

You’ve come up with a great idea for a business. It’s taken time for you to polish your rough idea, design your product or service, sketch out...

Guide to Using Credit Cards to Build Credit

As a business owner, or as someone aspiring to become one, there are many expenses that will stand in the way of achieving your big business...

8 Ways to Finance a Restaurant in 2019

It’s a dog-eat-dog world, especially with regards to the restaurant industry. Establishing a successful eatery is tough-going, but restaurant...

What is Good Debt and Bad Debt?

Debt - the four letter word that we’ve learned to dread and to avoid at all costs. The advice you may have heard growing up was to not spend money...

How to Start Your Own Construction Business in 2019

Chances are, if you’re reading this, you aren’t quite sure how to start a construction company. Starting a construction business, as with any...

5 Ways a Small Business Can Successfully Compete With Big Corporations

How do small companies compete with bigger rivals? Much like the story of David and Goliath, most of us might initially expect small businesses to be...

Top 5 Challenges Facing the Trucking Industry Today & How to Overcome Them

You’ve outlined your business plan for starting a trucking company, and you’re ready to get the wheels turning. You may have assumed there would...

What’s the Difference between Equipment Leasing and Equipment Loans?

For many small business owners, having up-to-date equipment is crucial to the success of the company. Whether you operate a restaurant, run a...

How to Scale Your Business in 6 Steps

You started a small business and, after lots of ups and downs, the company’s foundations have been set and things are going well. But the business...

The 5 Best Dental Marketing Strategies to Grow Your Dental Practice in 2019

Creative dental marketing ideas are a dime a dozen. It takes some skill to come up with successful dental marketing strategies since so many people...

IPO Process: 7 Step Guide for Taking Your Company Public

Your business dream became a reality when you founded your own company. It’s been a bumpy ride, but you’ve managed to get the ship moving in the...

The 5 Most Important Manufacturing Trends for 2019

The manufacturing industry is both complex and, at the same time, full of opportunities for business owners to hit it big. The trends in...

How to Grow Your Auto Repair Business in 2019

The auto repair industry can be exhausting. From laying out an auto repair shop business plan to coming up with creative ways to bring in more...