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KC Client Profile: Marble Bridge Funding Group - Your Bridge to Success

logo.pngKahl Consultants client Marble Bridge Funding Group is your source to immediate cash to grow your business.

Since 1997, Marble Bridge has provided more than $500 million of funding to hundreds of companies. They provide ready cash through financing your accounts receivable and purchase orders.

For companies looking to grow, Marble Bridge is your bridge to success. As a direct lender they provide flexible, quick, reliable, custom funding solutions, and superior customer service.

Marble Bridge Funding Group is a progressive commercial finance company headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area. Find out how Marble Bridge can help you:

  • Expand your business
  • Purchase additional inventory
  • Acquire larger customers
  • Get cash in 24-48 hours rather than waiting 30, 60 or even 90 days
  • Simply make the payroll

Since 1997 this privately held company has been financing growing businesses – from start-ups to companies with $100 million in sales – via a range of innovative programs:

  • * Account Receivable Financing
  • * Purchase Order Financing
  • * Receivables Management
  • * Other Related Financial Services

Marble Bridge also maintain a visible presence in the community, assisting government and private institutions that serve small businesses.

Contact Marble Bridge at:

Marble Bridge Funding Group, Inc.
1700 North Broadway, Suite 401
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Phone (925) 977- 8210
Fax (925) 977- 8212

Top Ten Business Networking Best Practices

bni-networking.jpgAs a small business owner my years of networking at chamber mixers and other networking events has taught me some valuable lessons about networking.

I must admit that many of these are simply common sense, but it helps to keep them in mind.

Business network starts with showing up. After that every additional effort you put in will pay off.

Here are my Top Ten Business Networking Best Practices:

  1. Try various kinds of networking events
  2. Choose the events that are most suitable for you and your busienss
  3. Dress for the occasion (don't overdress, and definitely do not underdress
  4. Watch you manners and be polite
  5. Ask questions and LISTEN
  6. Karma works! Help others and you will receive (this is also known as "GIVERS GAIN")
  7. Be prepared! This includes (a) practicing your 30 second elevator pitch before the meeting and (b) bringing enough business cards and flyers to hand out.
  8. No hard selling!
  9. Have a good time and smile
  10. Follow up promptly

Do you have any additional networking tips for small business entrepreneurs? I'd love to hear your comments!

Here are links to a few recommended Marin County, CA networking opportunities:

San Rafael Chamber

BNI Power Lunch

Green Drinks


Kahl Consultants provides Earth Day Website for Marin County

Earth Day VolunteersEarth Day is coming up!

Visit the new website that lists all the Marin County Earth Day volunteer events (service projects). The general public can participate in these projects on and around Earth Day.

Please visit the new Earth Day Marin website:


This website has the latest information on environmentally focused service projects organized in honor of Earth Day throughout Marin County!

Celebrate Earth Day in April by volunteering! You'll find plenty of opportunities here to give back to mother nature.

We hope you'll gain appreciation for the incredible environmental beauty of Marin County.


Marin County government agencies involved are:

MCSTOPPP Marin County Stormwater Pollution Prevention Program

Marin County Parks and Open Space District

City of San Rafael Volunteer Program

San Rafael Clean

CVNL Center for Volunteer and Nonprofit Leadership of Marin

Marin County Community Development Agency

MMWD Marin Municipal Water District


San Rafael based web services company Kahl Consultants has volunteered company time and expertise to create this important environmental website for Marin County.

Kahl Consultants is a solar powered internet consulting firm and a certified Bay Area Green Business as well as a Marin County Sustainable Partner.


Please share this Marin County Earth Day website with others in Marin. We hope you'll check out the list of service projects and volunteer.

And please make every day Earth Day... Reduce, Reuse, Recycle!

How to Ask Customers for Testimonials

client_review.JPGYour customer reviews and testimonials are increasingly important for your business.

Customer reviews posted online by your clients are also valuable for your search engine rankings.

So how do you get your customers to leave you a review?

How about writing them nicely and following up with a phone call?

Feel free to use this sample letter!

Sample Letter Asking for Reviews and Testimonials

Dear [name of client],

We appreciate your business and enjoy working for you and your company.

Now we would like to get the word out about our business. Can you please give us a few minutes and post an honest review about us?

It can be a testimonial describing how we’ve helped you, or simply a statement letting others know that we are a reliable company that has worked for you. Keep it simple - one or two sentences is OK.

Click on any of these links to leave us a review (you may need an account to log in):

(add link to your google map URL)
(add link to your Yahoo map URL)
(add link to your Bing map URL)
(add link to your Yelp URL)
(add link to other review page URLs)

We are eager to see what you have to say!

Many thanks in advance,
[your name and company]

P.S. Kindly let us know when and where you've left us a review.