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Mitch Jacobs

Fanbank Founder and CEO


Fanbank founder, financial technology entrepreneur, and Main Street expert.

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Sam Abrahamson



Sam leads all marketing initiatives at Fanbank and works out of the Santa Monica, CA headquarters.

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Rachel Williams



Results-driven finance and operating executive with 20+ years of experience across a wide range of industries.

Scott Geye



15+ year career working at the intersection of technology, marketing and payments.

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Susan (Community Support)
Susan (Community Support) published: 1/10/2020 7:16:24 PM

IRS introduces FREE tool to help small businesses withhold the right amount of employee income tax

If your small business has employees, then congratulations! You are part of the backbone of the American economy and if you’re adding employees, it’s probably a sign that your business is doing well.


Sam Abrahamson
Sam Abrahamson answered: 12/29/2019 7:38:49 PM

Are there any rules of thumb or recommendations around how much budget a small company should allocate for marketing and sales activity.

That's a great question! The answer to that really varies by business, which makes it very difficult to give a "rule of thumb" for budget allocation. There are also a variety of considerations when it comes to designing marketing materials, determining where and how to promote yo...

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