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Ezra Cabrera

CONTENT TEAM LEAD AT SMB COMPASS

Education

Indiana University Bloomington

Expertise

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 Ezra Cabrera

Unsecured Business Loan: A Guide to Borrowing Without Collateral

By Ezra Cabrera / January 18, 2023

Unsecured Business Loan: A Guide to Borrowing Without Collateral | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents An unsecured business loan can be a great way to get the capital resources your business needs. But before you make any financial decisions, it’s important to understand what an unsecured loan is, how it…

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Is a Small Business Loan Secured or Unsecured?

By Ezra Cabrera / January 14, 2023

Is a Small Business Loan Secured or Unsecured? | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents Small business loans can be secured or unsecured depending on the loan you’re applying for. In a nutshell, secured business loans are backed by collateral, while unsecured loans aren’t. Each option has its risks and merits,…

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Denied SBA Loan: What You Can Do About It

By Ezra Cabrera / December 23, 2022

Denied SBA Loan: What You Can Do About It | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents SBA loans are one of the most popular loans among small business owners. The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) goal is to provide affordable financing to those who can’t get it elsewhere. Those who qualify enjoy…

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From Blastar to Twitter: A Complete Timeline of Elon Musk’s Wealth

By Ezra Cabrera / December 21, 2022

From Blastar to Twitter: A Complete Timeline of Elon Musk’s Wealth | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Elon Musk has been one of the world’s wealthiest people in recent years. But how exactly did he manage to go from zero to $199 billion? To find out, let’s take a look at…

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A Guide to Same Day Business Loan Eligibility

By Ezra Cabrera / December 13, 2022

A Guide to Same Day Business Loan Eligibility | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents Running a business can be rewarding, but it’s no walk in the park. On top of your managerial responsibilities, you need adequate working capital to sustain your business and take advantage of growth opportunities. Most of…

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Stacking Loans: Everything You Need to Know About It

By Ezra Cabrera / December 8, 2022

| Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents During the 2008 recession, big banks and credit unions have been wary of lending money to small businesses. This made it hard for them to secure the working capital needed to fund their operations. As a result, many small business owners have decided to…

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A Guide to Cash Flow Loans for Small Businesses

By Ezra Cabrera / October 25, 2022

A Guide to Cash Flow Loans for Small Businesses | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents Small business owners need to be aware of their options when it comes to financing. A cash flow loan can be a great option for businesses with steady incoming revenue. This guide will help you…

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Business Loan Interest Rates: A Guide for Small Businesses

By Ezra Cabrera / October 9, 2022

Business Loan Interest Rates: A Guide for Small Businesses | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents Small business loans can be an excellent resource for starting or growing your business. However, the only way you’ll be able to make the most out of it is by choosing the one with the…

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Top 5 Best Bad Credit Business Loan Options for Small Businesses

By Ezra Cabrera / September 30, 2022

Top 5 Best Bad Credit Business Loan Options for Small Businesses | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents Securing funding is one of the many struggles that small businesses face. But a bad credit score is usually the biggest roadblock that prevents companies from qualifying for business financing with excellent terms.…

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SBA Loans: Who is Eligible for a Small Business Loan in 2022?

By Ezra Cabrera / September 8, 2022

SBA Loans: Who is Eligible for a Small Business Loan in 2022? | Share on Facebook Share on Linkedin Share on Twitter Contents Key Takeaways The Small Business Administration created government-backed loans to help small businesses qualify for reliable financing. To qualify for an SBA loan, you need to meet the SBA’s small business size…

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