Category: Business Today

The tool you need to get started: The Markaaz Dashboard

When we started Markaaz, we had been studying small businesses, across the world, for years. 

It was only when we went through the same challenges as other small businesses that we realized what they needed.  

As businesses grow, there is a natural tendency to sign up for more and more business apps (most start with an email and accounting package and then add CRM, payroll, and marketing apps). If you are like most, before you know it, you end up with 20+ different browser tabs pinned to your favorites that you check daily for updates– none of which connect.  

The same goes for your essential documents. You might start with just your certificate of incorporation. Still, before you know it, you add bylaws, your EIN confirmation letter, and business owner insurance, and soon you need a whole filing system.  

Staying ahead

At Markaaz, we thought there had to be a better way to stay on top of all this. This back and forth between apps or looking for the right documents takes about 30% of your time.  

That’s how the Markaaz Dashboard came about! We’ve built the only place where you can organize your business in a single location, see

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Sandy Watkins to become a Co-Founder of Markaaz

AUSTIN, Texas , June 15, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Fast-growing fintech, Markaaz has announced this morning that Sandy Watkins has joined Markaaz as its latest co-founder. Sandy Watkins previously founded OpenLending, and subsequently served as its Chairman. Since 2021, he has served an advisor and investor in Markaaz, and Member of the Board of Directors. As a Co-Founder of Markaaz, Sandy Watkins will drive corporate development, strategic deals, and strategy, alongside its current founders and leadership team. ”We are thrilled to have Sandy as part of the founding team of Markaaz,” says Hany Fam and Fabi Hubschmid.

Fabi Hubschmid, Hany Fam and Sandy Watkins

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Data Strategy Leader David Clarke joins Markaaz as Chief Data Officer in Residence

David Clarke brings over 30 years of Data Strategy experience from Dun & Bradstreet, Avention and clients like Mastercard, John Wiley and TiVo

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 11, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — David Clarke, a seasoned executive with an international track record of building data organizations, has joined Markaaz as Chief Data Officer in Residence. This most recent addition to the team underpins the company’s accelerated growth plans and the increasing demand for its data-driven solution in the US, Asia and beyond.

Markaaz, a fast-growing Fintech, applies data triangulation as it builds the definitive environment for small and big businesses to connect. Its two-sided Dashboard provides small business owners with a digital interface to better manage their data and business insights, while enabling consent-based data sharing with enterprise partners that accelerates their onboarding, approving, and monitoring for better servicing, lower acquisition costs, increased sales, and higher retention.

With its pre-populated and pre-verified directory of over 115 million businesses (and soon growing to 300 million), Markaaz is uniquely positioned to engage business owners to ‘claim their data’ and ensure its quality. This approach has been validated in market, in 2018, when Hany Fam

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Credit score basics for small business – with Equifax

Your business already has a credit score. Do you know what it is? We talk to David Adams, Head of Product Marketing, Commercial
Equifax Inc., to discover how your business credit score affects your business 

Whether you know it or not, your small business started receiving a credit score as soon as you registered your business with your state. Like your personal score, it’s essential you work to maintain and improve that score. A better score allows you to access better credit and improve business growth. 

When you register your business with your state, credit score companies get a business registration notification and start a digital credit file. As your business grows, more and more information is added to your file based on your various business transactions, which strengthen or weaken your small business credit score based on your history. 

These payments include phone and internet service payments, rental agreements and rental payments, credit cards, and other recurring business payments and expenses. Paying your business bills on time gives you a good business credit score, which includes utility information.

Some credit agencies, such as Equifax, now have access to a utility payments database. This database can help new businesses or

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Markaaz Dashboard Growth Enables Small Business Success

Markaaz, the Dashboard for small business management, has big plans for partnerships, growth, and expansion that enable customization, connectivity, and resource access.

Here at Markaaz, we are building a dashboard where our members can connect all of the small business tools they need to get a birds-eye view of their complete business operations. Today we help small business owners navigate the most important aspects of getting their business going. Tomorrow, we will be able to assist them throughout their business growth journey. 

Markaaz works with companies and partners that provide small business management and financial advice, access to the best tools for running their business, discounts from verified and trusted global partners, and in the future, we will offer no-fee payments and much more.  

To ensure our members have access to the best suppliers on the market today, Markaaz has a proprietary tracker of thousands of small business solutions that we continuously update and research to maintain a list of top small business tools and services. These include tools such as HubSpot and PayPal. 

All of the small business finance solutions a company may need, from insurance to banking, loans, credit cards, and more, can be accessed through the Markaaz

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Payment processing tips for your small business

What does a start-up need to know about payments and payment processing? Jerry McCarley, CTO, Markaaz explains

Selecting a suitable payment processor can be challenging for a start-up. However, it is one of the most essential steps to setting up a successful small business, whether you are taking online payments or using a point-of-sale system.  

Choosing the right vendor for payment processing is the key to a successful business. No small business owner wants the payment process to become challenging or too arduous for their clients resulting in abandoned carts and incomplete payments.  

We have all heard of the big payment processors, such as Stripe, PayPal, and First Data, but how do you choose the right one for your business? Let’s dive into what a payment processor is and what they do for your business. 

What is a payment processor? 

A payment processor is a technology that enables your small business to take payments safely and securely for goods and services for your small business. The types of payments these processors handle for your small business include debit cards, credit cards, and direct bank account payments. 

Your payment processing software is linked to your business bank account and can transfer

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Markaaz and Nav partner to provide embedded financing solutions for small business owners

The partnership provides Markaaz Dashboard members access to Nav’s curated financing options based on their specific business qualifications

SALT LAKE CITY, Sept. 22, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) – Nav Technologies, Inc. (“Nav”), the leading free financial health platform for small businesses, today announces a partnership with Markaaz, where small businesses come to verify and improve their essential business data. The partnership allows Markaaz members to see curated options from over 70 different lenders and 90 credit card issuers embedded in the Markaaz Dashboard. Markaaz members can now access customized financing options with just one click, simplifying the application process, slashing the time to onboarding, and reducing the likelihood of errors. 

Nav has helped over 1.6 million small businesses through the difficult lending landscape by providing an open platform to access capital based on real-time qualification data. Nav allows small businesses to see their eligibility before applying for financing, saving Markaaz members from painful rejection and wasted time—all from within the existing Markaaz Dashboard.  

“With today’s uncertain market conditions, small businesses face increased challenges of high inflation, increasing interest rates, and a growing competitive recruiting pool. This can strain many businesses’ understanding of where to go for the capital they need to

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Markaaz Inc Awarded SOC 2 Type II Compliance

This achievement highlights Markaaz Inc.’s commitment to securing its customer’s information and to maintaining the best possible secure environment 

Austin, Texas – Friday, December 10, 2022: Markaaz Inc. has achieved SOC 2 Type II compliance in accordance with American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) standards for SOC for Service Organizations, also known as SSAE 18. Achieving this standard with an unqualified opinion serves as third-party industry validation that Markaaz Inc. is committed to providing enterprise-level security for customers’ data secured in the Markaaz Inc. System. 

“We are proud to announce SOC 2 Type 2 compliance, evidencing Markaaz’s security culture, diligence, and practices. Our market has some of the most stringent security controls and regulations. The SOC 2 Type 2 compliance showcases a company-wide commitment to security practices in every aspect of our products, people, and data,” said Rustin Scott, VP of InfoSec and DevOps at Markaaz Inc. 

Markaaz Inc. enables small businesses to run their business efficiently and improve their financial health. On the Markaaz Dashboard, our small businesses can utilize their own business information to manage and grow their operations in one place using our chosen enterprise partners and integrations. Markaaz Inc. powers equitable and inclusive solutions for

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Be concerned about small business cybersecurity

Cybersecurity should be top of mind for small businesses. One well-engineered attack can ruin an entire small business, lock owners out of their income stream, and cause them to be fined by the FTC

A cyberattack comes with physical losses, fiscal losses, and the loss of customer and employee trust. With such high risks to their livelihoods, small business owners must take cybersecurity seriously, whether their company is a start-up or further along its growth journey.

Did you know that your small business could be fined for a cybersecurity violation? Did you know that you must have a reasonable cybersecurity posture and policies? Did you know that you must protect not only your customers but also your employees? Many small business owners do not.

“I have a lot of friends that have small businesses. None of them were concerned about cybersecurity, and none knew what to do about cybersecurity,” explains Rustin Scott, Director of Information Security and DevOps, Markaaz. “If you do not have proper cybersecurity protections for your business, employees, and customers, you could face a hefty bill if a cybersecurity breach happens. The FTC has full regulatory oversight permissions to fine any business that does not have

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Why do you need a small business credit score?

Your small business credit score determines whether or not you’ll be approved for new credit, your interest rate, and how much you’ll pay to borrow money.

Banks, lenders, and other financial institutions use your small business credit score to determine if you’re a risk or a safe bet when extending credit. 

Your small business will most likely require financing at some point. Whether it’s getting a loan from the bank, applying for an invoice financing program through vendors like Amazon, or partnering with another company to expand your reach. Any time you borrow money as a business owner, the lender will check your credit score. So the better your score, the easier it will be for you to get financing for your small business. 

Why do businesses need a credit score? 

A business credit score is essential for several reasons. It can help you get a business loan, a line of credit, or other financings. It can also help you get better terms on loans and lines of credit. Also, a good business score may help you get a lower interest rate on a loan or line of credit. 

Benefits of a strong business credit score 

A good business credit

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