Category Archives: small business

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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Westfield Provides Business Insights for Competitive Advantage

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Westfield Insurance discusses how it is providing tools for its small business customers to receive real advantage in its “The Commercial Line” article. The company has developed a partnership with Plug and Plan to identify how it can breakthrough Silicon Valley innovations to “better the insurance industry for consumers, agents and carriers alike.” As an example, Westfield discusses how to find a “Cheeseburger in Paradise” using SizeUp technology to help entrepreneurs figure out how to be more successful at running their business by accessing SizeUp’s data insights.

Read the full article “Business Insights to Give You a Competitive Advantage” here.

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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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SizeUp in Startup Magazine Guide to Starting a New Business

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The Startup Magazine recommends SizeUp as the first tool to find your big idea in it’s article Your Guide to Starting a New Business in 2017. According to the article, “…every business begins with a spark of imagination. Once you have thought of the idea, it is time to start answering some critical questions. Which market are you appealing to? Is that market already saturated? If so, how can you find your unique edge to stand out? If you seek professional help to target your market, try a tool called SizeUp.”

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Small Business Banking Innovation Trends

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Deborah Bianucci, President and CEO of BAI presented four worldwide innovation trends in her talk “Small Business Banking Innovation from Around the Globe” at the American Banker Small Business Banking Conference.  Model implementations of these trends were discussed and include:
1. Improving and Speeding Up Access to Financing (DenizBank.com, Nusenda.org)
2. Streamline Payments (ideaBank.pl)
3. Use Analytics with Advice (SizeUp.com)
4. Uniquely Serve a Niche (Wesbank.co.za and Uber.com, intesaSanpaolo.com, TEB.com.tr)

According to the American Banker Small Business Banking Conference, “…because innovation for the small business segment is so important to competitive differentiation, there is an increased emphasis on innovating for small business.  Some of the most progressive innovation is happening outside the U.S. by banks that are taking different approaches to serving small businesses.”

BAI empowers financial services leaders to make smart business decisions that drive positive change and move the industry forward. For more research from BAI, please visit BAI.org.

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SizeUp on List of 10 FinTech Companies Helping Small Business

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SizeUp is ranked in the article “10 Hot FinTech Companies Helping Small Business“. The global list of fintech companies from Canada, USA, UK, Peru, Kenya, India, and Singapore include 1. Payfirma, 2. SizeUp, 3. Bodetree,  4. BCSG, 5. LivePlan, 6. Entrepreneurial Finance Lab, 7. Kabbage, 8. Kopo Kopo, 9. Oxigen, and 10. Funding Societies. The article describes that, “The underserved potential of FinTech for small business is enormous. Governments, financial institutions, entrepreneurs, and investors alike can both support and benefit from this trend. Of the many FinTechs to respond to the challenges faced by SMEs, here are some of the best in the world.”

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