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
[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.
For more information about the 12B Gives program
For more information about the Veteran Entrepreneur Alliance