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Oct 13, 2020

Credit card processing isn’t often a term you associate with nonprofits, but somehow Isaac Beldon makes it work.

Not only does he make it work...but he created a nonprofit himself that grew out of a 1-day event.

And it all started with Isaac taking a telemarketing job from Craigslist.

In this episode, we talk with Isaac Beldon about his journey from a veteran to entrepreneur to entrepreneur who created an innovative program that allows businesses to save money while also donating a portion of their sales to their favorite nonprofits.

If you are a business who is tired of paying those expensive credit card processing and looking for a way to save (while also helping your local community) or if you are a nonprofit looking for a way to establish revenue and relationships with businesses in your community, this episode is something you don’t want to miss!

Key Takeaways for Your NonProfit

  • How a veteran is transforming the credit card industry
  • How Isaac’s vision of a nonprofit started with just one event
  • Finding purpose after military service
  • A quick look at the payment processing scene..from a business owner’s point of view
  • What kind of business/non-profit relationships
  • Why your nonprofit needs to be visible to grow
  • Why you need to take a minute and be aware of the powerful work you do as a nonprofit

Conversation Highlights

[0:56] The journey from veteran to entrepreneur

[2:48} Getting into the credit card processing industry...with values

[5:14] How nonprofits & businesses can work together for profit.. and community service

[6:26]The amazing story of a nonprofit that launched in just 8 days

[12:18] Travis’ story

[15:11] How does 12B Capital work for nonprofits and businesses?

[17:36] Payment processing

[24:00] Why supporting local nonprofits is a great marketing move for business owners

[26:12] The power of visibility in promoting your nonprofit

[28:00] Giving appreciation to the work of nonprofits

Quotes to Remember

“I’m what you might call...an accidental entrepreneur.”

“I was making a bunch of money but I was miserable....”

“We started giving 10% of our proceeds to nonprofits...We didn’t ask them for anything.”

“It’s a beautiful thing.. because businesses want to support nonprofits. At the same time, they want to save money.”

“Veterans, in general, have this ‘Oh crap, what do I do now?’ moment.”

“I hadn’t put together an event...ever. I didn’t know what the hell I was doing.”

“Seeing the excitement that I felt inside about what I was doing reflected in the eyes of the people that I was talking about it was just unbelievable.”

“Thank you to anybody listening..that runs a nonprofit because I know that your job isn’t easy and you choose to do it anyway.”

About Our Guest: Isaac Beldon

Isaac Beldon is a father, former combat veteran, and the founder of 12B Capital, a payment processing company that donates to nonprofit at no cost while offering lowering costs for business owners. Isaac is also the co-founder of Beldon Nu ‘uvali Solutions and the CEO of the Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance. In addition, he is also a board member for Advocates Against Family Violence, Chemo Buddies 4 Life, and a strategic partner for the Wyakin Foundation.

Find out more about Isaac by email or at 12B Capital.

For more information about the 12B Gives program

For more information about the Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance

Resources

Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance

12B Capital