Invoice2go and Square Capital join forces to provide small business customers mobile access to loans and funding they need to grow their business
Invoice2go, a fintech start with top-selling invoicing app, announced today it’s partnering with Square Capital to provide its U.S.-based customers with a fast, seamless way to access the funding they need to grow their business using its mobile app.
Founded in 2002 Chris Strode, Invoice2go helps people win jobs, track payments, and offer their clients the ability to pay any way. The company was started by a small business owner who came from a family of tradespeople, and wanted to help them streamline their invoicing. It’s invoicing app is the world’s top selling invoicing app, giving small businesses in more than 160 countries control over their time and their business.
The app brings together all the tools needed to get the job done, Invoice2go helps people win jobs, track payments, and offer their clients the ability to pay any way.Today, Invoice2go’s popularity has spread around the globe, with more than 250,000 small business owners in 160+ countries using the app to send $24 billion in invoices every year.
The partnership is the first time Square Capital, the small business loan program created by financial and technology company Square, has had a partner incorporate embedded access to business loans through their mobile app, making the process of applying simple and easily accessible.
“Access to capital can be the largest obstacle standing in the way of growth for many small businesses. In fact, according to a Federal Reserve survey, a staggering 70 percent of small businesses that apply for traditional loans do not receive the funding they want1,” said Greg Waldorf, CEO of Invoice2go. “Partnering with Square Capital means we can help more one and two person businesses access the funding they need to buy equipment, invest in marketing, hire staff, or invest in anything else their business needs to grow.”
Loan offers can range from as little as $500 to as much as $100,000. With more than half of Invoice2go’s customers in the building and home services industries, the Square Capital partnership stands to improve access to financing especially for those delivering large home improvement projects. Now, small businesses such as contractors can apply for funding to cover up-front expenses or anything else their business needs, and get their jobs started faster.
In addition, small business owners can expect an experience that’s clear, transparent, and straightforward — there are no long forms to fill out or long waiting periods. Businesses can begin the application right from the Invoice2go app, and upon approval, receive the funds in their accounts as early as the next business day. Repayment is convenient and automatic.
“Our business has seen rapid growth in recent years, and the projects we take on keep getting bigger. But it takes money to grow,” said Gabe Ramirez, president of janitorial services company American Cleaning Services. “The ability to access capital quickly is a tremendous benefit to my business. Having previously taken out traditional lines of credit, I couldn’t believe how quickly I had the funds through Square Capital in my account once I applied. It’s been by far the simplest and smoothest transaction I’ve ever dealt with.”
“By partnering with Invoice2go, via our new APIs, we can now bring the end-to-end loan application experience directly inside their mobile app,” said Nicolas Chinot, product manager at Square Capital. “This integration enables us to meet small businesses right on the phone or tablet where they manage their business, and goes even further in taking the ‘work’ out of applying for funding.”
The addition of access to Square Capital is just the latest in recently added features from Invoice2go designed to help small businesses win jobs, track payments, and offer their clients the ability to pay any way. Now with the addition of access to funding from within the Invoice2go mobile app, Invoice2go can help its customers invest in their business and grow.