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Blair Thomas

Co-foundereMerchantBroker

Los Angeles, CA

Member Since August 2015

Skills

Business Development & Partnerships
Payment processing
High Risk Merchant Accounts

About

Blair Thomas has been around the world and back. Originally from Portland, Oregon, Blair studied Political Science at Oregon State University. He's passionate about the outdoors and loves spending as much time with his dog Cooper as possible. His drive for entrepreneurship has given him keys to the world and he's at full force driving his company eMerchantBroker which made the Inc 500 list as one of the fastest growing companies in 2016.

Published content

14 Ways to Boost Your Discoverability on Social Media

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As the online marketplace grows increasingly competitive, businesses must put in strategic effort to stand out from their competitors. Social media can serve as a powerful and cost-effective tool in achieving this goal by getting a brand's products and services in front of the right audience. To help small businesses make the most of their social media efforts, the members of Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) answered the following question:

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From books to seminars to online articles, there's no shortage of advice for business owners. While some insights are invaluable, others are questionable—and then there are some which are downright disastrous. Following the wrong business advice can prove detrimental to the health and growth of a business. Here, members of Young Entrepreneur Council share some of the worst business advice they've been given and why ignoring that advice is often the best solution.

13 Top Tactics For Becoming A Better Manager

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Organizational success relies heavily on a supervisor's ability to manage their team. When led properly, a well-managed team works cohesively to reach company goals, navigate challenges and explore new opportunities for growth. To help leaders looking to create cohesion and productivity within their own teams, 13 Young Entrepreneur Council members dive into the most potent methods for managing high-performing teams. From servant leadership to delegation, these effective strategies are instrumental in empowering teams and driving organizational success.

13 Strategies For Offering Professional Development On A Budget

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When searching for the right company to join, hopeful job seekers often consider professional development opportunities to be a major incentive to apply. However, for businesses with budget limitations, providing employees with the best development opportunities can be a challenge. Fortunately, some savvy businesses have found ways to create a culture of continuous learning and employee growth without breaking the bank. To that end, 13 Young Entrepreneur Council members weigh in with their best budget-friendly strategies for employee professional development.

12 Questions To Ask Yourself Before Starting A Business In The New Year

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While some people may be resolving to start a new fitness routine or give up a bad habit in the new year, others may be hoping to start a business. The feeling of a fresh start and the boost of motivation the new year brings can be the catalyst necessary to finally take the leap into entrepreneurship. But, business ownership isn’t for everyone, and some aspiring entrepreneurs may be more excited about the idea of owning a business than they are about the sometimes tough realities that come along with it. To ensure you’re ready to take up the challenge, consider the following 12 questions as outlined by the members of Young Entrepreneur Council and determine if starting a business in 2024 is right for you.

15 Ways Service-Based Businesses Can Stand Out and Thrive in the New Year

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As the year draws to a close, small service-based businesses face the challenge of not only reflecting on their past performance but also positioning themselves for success in the upcoming year. But how can these businesses stand out in the crowd to truly distinguish themselves and set a solid foundation for the year ahead? Here, 15 Young Entrepreneur Council (YEC) members answered the following question to help small businesses rise above the competition and pave the way for a bright 2024.

Company details

eMerchantBroker

Company bio

EMB is the Nations #1 High Risk Merchant Account Provider. Located in Los Angeles, CA we provide quick and easy payment solutions for merchants of all sizes. We work with traditional business types as well as high risk merchants that have more difficulty getting approved.

Industry

Financial Services

Area of focus

Payments Industry
High Risk Accounts
business funding

Company size

11 - 50