Joseph Laforte Press

A highly dynamic business leader, Joseph Laforte has a proven success record in driving sales improve business operations and build strong sales teams. Joe Laforte is also an accomplished thought leader in the press. His articles tackle the complex issues of business, finance, entrepreneurship, and helping small business owners navigate cash flow and accounting projections. His articles have been featured in publications such as Business.com , Forbes, Foreign Policy, Startup Nation, and City Biz-list.

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Forbes, Sep 17, 2019

Are you positioning a company for an acquisition? There are a few things you need to know as a sales director. One of the most relevant questions prospective buyers ask during the acquisition process is how a company is generating business and whether it will continue to produce when the company is transferred. Sales directors play an important role in the merger and acquisition (M&A) process because they should be prepared to answer that critical question by not only generating sales for today, but also by building a massive, dynamic, prepared and proprietary sales force that is anchored to the company.

Business, Sep 12, 2019

Hiring the right sales team is of paramount importance to any small business. Your sales team defines your culture and brand. It becomes your company’s lifeforce and your most valuable asset. How do you recruit and retain a team capable of optimizing both your sales and reputation? And how do you make sure candidates’ personalities are a fit as well as their skills? After working with hundreds of small businesses throughout the course of my 20-year career, and as a current sales director myself, here are four pro tips I can offer.

Business, Sep 12, 2019

Hiring the right sales team is of paramount importance to any small business. Your sales team defines your culture and brand. It becomes your company’s lifeforce and your most valuable asset. How do you recruit and retain a team capable of optimizing both your sales and reputation? And how do you make sure candidates’ personalities are a fit as well as their skills? After working with hundreds of small businesses throughout the course of my 20-year career, and as a current sales director myself, here are four pro tips I can offer.

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Pymnts, March 5, 2020

Joseph LaForte, of short-term capital provider Par Funding, said this week that his company will be providing a new product to help small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with cash flow issues, according to a press release. The product will ensure that SMBs are able to get access to working capital “in the shortest possible time and in the most convenient way,” the release states. Under Par Funding’s program, titled No Document, SMBs won’t have to go through time-consuming processes, such as collecting documents or undergoing rigorous credit checks. According to Par Funding, the program will deliver funds as quickly as within one business day.

pymnts Joe LaForte
Pymnts, March 5, 2020

Joseph LaForte, of short-term capital provider Par Funding, said this week that his company will be providing a new product to help small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs) with cash flow issues, according to a press release. The product will ensure that SMBs are able to get access to working capital “in the shortest possible time and in the most convenient way,” the release states. Under Par Funding’s program, titled No Document, SMBs won’t have to go through time-consuming processes, such as collecting documents or undergoing rigorous credit checks. According to Par Funding, the program will deliver funds as quickly as within one business day.

Swagger Magazine, May 21, 2020

Joseph Laforte is team leader at Par Funding,small business alternative finance solutions provider working with entrepreneurs and business owners to obtain supply chain financing, venture capital and invoice factoring solutions. With over 15 years of experience in business finance and venture capital, Joseph leverages his expertise to drive meaningful solutions for his clients focusing on custom tailored products to fit his client’s needs and requirements. Joseph has led countless business to growth and financial success. He has generated, collectively, over a billion dollars in total sales on behalf of these companies. Most recently, Laforte was responsible for the firm’s new business development team, which includes offering custom solutions to the healthcare, insurance, hospitality, financial services and software & technology industries. Since joining Par Funding, Laforte has held various prestigious positions within the firm, including portfolio management, business development and national expansion.

Swagger Magazine, May 21, 2020

Joseph Laforte is team leader at Par Funding,small business alternative finance solutions provider working with entrepreneurs and business owners to obtain supply chain financing, venture capital and invoice factoring solutions. With over 15 years of experience in business finance and venture capital, Joseph leverages his expertise to drive meaningful solutions for his clients focusing on custom tailored products to fit his client’s needs and requirements. Joseph has led countless business to growth and financial success. He has generated, collectively, over a billion dollars in total sales on behalf of these companies. Most recently, Laforte was responsible for the firm’s new business development team, which includes offering custom solutions to the healthcare, insurance, hospitality, financial services and software & technology industries. Since joining Par Funding, Laforte has held various prestigious positions within the firm, including portfolio management, business development and national expansion.

Home Business, June 3, 2020

Joseph LaForte is a hard-hitting, hard-working finance professional. As the Director of Sales at Par Funding, Joseph has worked to achieve unprecedented growth for the business, even through tumultuous market shifts and dynamic industry changes. Throughout his six-year tenure with the company, it has helped more than 15,000 small and mid-size businesses access the working capital they need to keep reaching their business goals. LaForte’s goal throughout those years has been to help bring businesses to higher levels of financial stability and customer service through better financial management and prioritization. Not only has he helped struggling non-profits and companies become high-performing industry leaders, he has put an infrastructure in place that has allowed Par Funding to help support its current and future clients well beyond those initial investments.

Home Business, June 3, 2020

Joseph LaForte is a hard-hitting, hard-working finance professional. As the Director of Sales at Par Funding, Joseph has worked to achieve unprecedented growth for the business, even through tumultuous market shifts and dynamic industry changes. Throughout his six-year tenure with the company, it has helped more than 15,000 small and mid-size businesses access the working capital they need to keep reaching their business goals. LaForte’s goal throughout those years has been to help bring businesses to higher levels of financial stability and customer service through better financial management and prioritization. Not only has he helped struggling non-profits and companies become high-performing industry leaders, he has put an infrastructure in place that has allowed Par Funding to help support its current and future clients well beyond those initial investments.

Foreign Policy, May 16, 2020

Joseph Laforte is the sales team leader at Par Funding, a leading SMB capital provider to small and medium-sized businesses. Joseph Laforte is a serial entrepreneur and noted a Small business expert. Joseph Laforte brings a number of critical skills to the table. He has introduced new technology to struggling small businesses, aiding them in achieving top-level service and financial stability. Not only that, but he also remains familiar with community resources, enabling him to advise small businesses about how to integrate those resources to help them become more stable, consumer-focused industry players. Throughout his years with the company, he has helped generate more than $2 billion in additional profits for the companies he works with.

Foreign Policy, May 16, 2020

Joseph Laforte is the sales team leader at Par Funding, a leading SMB capital provider to small and medium-sized businesses. Joseph Laforte is a serial entrepreneur and noted a Small business expert. Joseph Laforte brings a number of critical skills to the table. He has introduced new technology to struggling small businesses, aiding them in achieving top-level service and financial stability. Not only that, but he also remains familiar with community resources, enabling him to advise small businesses about how to integrate those resources to help them become more stable, consumer-focused industry players. Throughout his years with the company, he has helped generate more than $2 billion in additional profits for the companies he works with.

Thrive Global, Jun 18, 2020

The current market conditions, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, have created a sense of instability and general unease across the business world, one that has the potential to have more profound impact than ever on entrepreneurs and business owners. Even before the current crisis, the margin of survival for small businesses was small: 50% failed after five years in business, with another 70% failing by their tenth year in business. The gap between the winners and the losers has grown. In the past decade alone, it’s more than doubled; and the changes associated with the current crisis have the potential to create even more challenges for many entrepreneurs.

Thrive Global, Jun 18, 2020

The current market conditions, thanks to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, have created a sense of instability and general unease across the business world, one that has the potential to have more profound impact than ever on entrepreneurs and business owners. Even before the current crisis, the margin of survival for small businesses was small: 50% failed after five years in business, with another 70% failing by their tenth year in business. The gap between the winners and the losers has grown. In the past decade alone, it’s more than doubled; and the changes associated with the current crisis have the potential to create even more challenges for many entrepreneurs.

Startup Up Nation
Startup Nation , Aug 7, 2019

Entrepreneurs are the unspoken heroes of the American economy. These risk takers set out to change the landscape of an industry by doing what they love. Oftentimes they take out personal loans, tap into their retirement, or request second mortgages on their homes to start the endeavor they are so passionate about.