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5 Online Trends Economic Developers Can’t Ignore

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The white paper from the Financial Times’ fDi Intelligence, 5 Online Trends Economic Developers Can’t Ignore, includes the trend “Small is the New Big”. The article points out that there is greater value from economic development organizations focusing on small businesses that already exist in their communities instead of an exclusive focus on business attraction from outside of the area. According to the article, “today innovative economic development organizations are implementing online Business Retention and Expansion using the same ingenuity to bring mass service to their local businesses on their websites. The breakthrough online innovation which is making this happen is SizeUp LBI (Local Business Intelligence) which enables EDOs to empower their small business community with industry-accurate and geographically specific market research and data insights to help entrepreneurs make smarter decisions based on data.”

Read the full article on Linkedin or download the white paper.

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Benzinga says SizeUp Is Personalizing Small Business Analytics

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The Benzinga article “SizeUp Is Personalizing Small Business Analytics” discusses the strategic ways that SizeUp is helping banks and insurance companies with “tailored data to its clients through comparisons of millions of separate local, regional, and national data points.” According to the article “Through those data points and basic information on the business, like revenue, clientele or vendor information, Sizeup generates statistics on how that business compares to others close by or nationwide. Sizeup also provides maps and graphical information on areas of opportunity for new customers or advertising in the communities they serve.”

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Insurance Innovation Reporter Covers Westfield Insurance Giving BOP Clients BI

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Insurance Innovation Reporter’s article “Westfield Insurance Partners with SizeUp to Give BOP Clients Business Intelligence” describes how “Westfield Insurance (Westfield Center, Ohio) has partnered with business intelligence site SizeUp (San Francisco) to provide a competitive analysis tool to its small business owner customers to help them identify and maximize their competitive advantage and become more profitable.” The story further explains that Westfield is able to provide their small business customers and agents with four new analytical tools including: performance benchmarking, competitive assessment, best places to advertise, and demographic analysis.

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Digital Insurance on Westfield Insurance Small Businesses Intelligence

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Digital Insurance’s article “Westfield Insurance offers new BI tool to small businesses” discusses how the insurance company is providing SizeUp business intelligence to its small business customers. “Now small business owners can instantly access competitive benchmark, advertising, demographic, industry, geographic, and cost-of-business data that huge corporations use every day,” said Carrie Busic, Westfield Insurance’s national commercial sales leader, in a statement.

You can read a reprint of the original article on Information Management.

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Benzinga Says SizeUp is the Fintech Narrowing the Info Divide for Small Business

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Financial services media outlet Benzinga’s story about SizeUp, “Meet SizeUp, The Startup Using Fintech To Narrow The Information Divide For Small Businesses” discusses the innovations SizeUp is delivering. According to the article, “The San Francisco company’s platform is licensed to banks, insurers and governments to provide small businesses with customized and local data on competitors, customers and advertising.”

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FinXTech Rates SizeUp a Friend of Banks and Legacy Financial Institutions

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FinXTech’s article, SizeUp: Friend or Foe, concludes that “SizeUp is a friend to banks and legacy financial institutions of all sizes. Bringing this level of sophisticated big data and business intelligence to their small business clients is only serving to help them grow and succeed, which should ultimately result in increased small business account retention. And as these companies grow, banks can be ready to upsell and cross-sell additional products and services that focus on specific stages of development along the way.”

Read the complete article about SizeUp by FinXTech here.

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SizeUp on List of 20 Hottest Bay Area Fintech Startups and Investors

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SizeUp is #4 on the list of The Hottest Bay Area Fintech Startups to Keep Your Eye On. The article lists the top Fintech Investors including 1. Marc Andreessen (Andreessen and Horowitz) 2. Ben Horowitz (Andreessen and Horowitz) 3. Jeff Clavier (SoftTech VC), 4. Marissa Mayer (Yahoo), 5. Paul Graham (Y Combinator), 6. David Lee (SV Angel), 7. Jason Calacanis (Open Angel Forum), 8. Max Levchin (Affirm), 9.  Paul Buchheit (Y Combinator), 10. Benjamin Ling (Khosla Ventures), 11. Kevin Rose (Google Ventures), 12. Dave McClure (500 Startups), 13. Dave Morin (Slow Ventures), 14. Matt Mullenweg (WordPress/Automattic), 15. Keith Rabois (Khosla Ventures),  16. Chris Sacca (Lowercase Capital), 17. Aydin Senkut (Felicis Ventures), 18. Aileen Lee (Broadway Angels), 19. Ron Conway (Angel Investors),  and 20. Joshua Schachter (Tasty Labs).

The article describes the abundance of inventive organizations that can be found in San Francisco and that “In the midst of rumors about the looming fate and misery of the startup environment, there’s a lot of awesome new companies out there still ready to change the world.” The list of “the 20 sultriest new businesses in San Francisco” was assembled from discussions “with financial specialists, representatives, columnists, and active individuals from the city’s entrepreneurship scene to this rundown of new businesses to watch in 2016.”

The Hottest Bay Area Fintech Startups to Keep Your Eye On include 1. Sighted, 2. Plaid, 3. Gusto, 4. SizeUp, 5. Cashflower, 6. Trizic, Inc, 7. Even, 8. Comparably, 9. Truebill, 10. Funding Circle, 11. SoFi, 12. Trulioo, 13. Zenefits, 14. Due, 15. Acorns, 16. Zuora, 17. Wealthfront, 18. Navdy, 19. Final, and 20. Tipalti. According to the article, SizeUp “helps banks engage independent clients and make informed, lucrative choices through enormous data information. The company helps determine what percent of businesses you are outperforming in your industry, and see if your score places you in the top or bottom for revenue, size, salaries, and more. It also gives brilliant information about where your company’s clients are located, and where you should advertise.”

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