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Dane Panes

Content Writer, SMB Compass


Indiana University Bloomington


GovCon Financing Expert, Asset Based Lending, Invoice Factoring, SMB Advocate

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Matthew Gillman is the founder and CEO of SMB Compass, a bespoke business financing company focused on providing financing and education to small businesses across the U.S. The company has provided over $250 million to more than 1,250 businesses. Coming from a family of small business owners sparked Matthew’s passion to not only become an entrepreneur, but also to work with his fellow entrepreneurs to build long-lasting relationships.

Articles by Dane Panes

Worldwide Ecommerce Companies that Make the Most Money Per Second

By Dane Panes / April 17, 2022

In 2017, over 1.66 billion shoppers spent a whopping $2.3 trillion online. When the pandemic hit…

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An Entrepreneur’s Guide to Overhead Costs for Small Businesses

By Dane Panes / April 13, 2022

Running a business costs money. The various expenses required to keep a company operating are known as overhead costs…

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Every Country in the World Ranked by Average Personal Debt

By Dane Panes / April 4, 2022

Debt can be a paralyzing force in anyone’s life. It can keep you from pursuing your dreams…

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Equity Financing vs. Debt Financing: Which is a Better for Your Business?

By Dane Panes / February 18, 2022

Businesses usually have two options when it comes to funding their business…

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How to Get a Loan to Start a Business: Your Guide to Startup Loans

By Dane Panes / February 14, 2022

Business owners often turn to small business loans to get an additional cash …

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A Business Owner’s Guide to Accounts Receivable Loans

By Dane Panes / January 31, 2022

Cash flow gaps because of unpaid customer invoices can be one of the biggest problems many businesses face

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SBA Loans: Eligibility, Rates, Fees, and Terms

By Dane Panes / January 21, 2022

Businesses often find themselves in need of additional funds to cover growth initiatives…

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What is the Gig Economy?

By Dane Panes / January 21, 2022

The gig economy has been generating a lot of buzz in almost any industry today.

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Food Truck Financing: What Are the Options Available?

By Dane Panes / January 18, 2022

From the startup costs to your ongoing expenses, you need a significant amount of working capital…

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Equipment Loans for Bad Credit Borrowers | SMB Compass

By Dane Panes / January 4, 2022

Equipment can have a big impact on the productivity and success of many businesses.

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