Since 2007, Bohemia-based FinTech firm National Business Capital has been streamlining the application and approval process for small-business financing and has secured a total of more than $1 billion in financing for small-business owners to date.
At the same time, it has been fostering a unique company culture and employee experience for its staff of about 55 people (and growing) that has resulted in National Business Capital being voted one of the top Long Island workplaces in a Long Island Press survey.
Being named a top Long Island workplace again is an honor that “doesn’t get old and it feels good,” Joseph Camberato, the CEO and founder of National Business Capital, said.
Asked why he thought so many people voted for the company, he said: “We’ve got an amazing office atmosphere. We’ve got a great culture. We’ve got a great team of people. We’re just a cool, innovative, fun company to work [for]. We have high standards and accountability but mutual respect as well too. And I think people today want to have a fun environment to work in but they also want to learn and grow and be challenged as well.”
Frequent compliments among the several employees who commented anonymously about why they loved their jobs at National Business Capital included how much everybody works together as a team and how it’s like working with family and friends. Others pointed out how much they liked being able to help small-business owners. And others praised the culture that has been created at the company.
Noting that he has worked for National Business Capital longer than at any other company, John Salvador, a senior business finance advisor who has worked at the company for nearly 10 years, said: “I love a lot of aspects of working for [the company] but it definitely starts with excellent leadership. They have built a company that helps you to succeed, is passionate about the future and is a fun place to work! They appreciate everyone’s opinion [and] insights and strive to take care of their employees. I look forward to many more years!”
Jillian Crocker, National Business Capital production manager, has been with the company for six years. When she joined the company in 2015, Crocker was “looking for a change of pace within my career,” she recalled. “But what I found was so much more than that,” she said, adding: “It became wildly apparent to me after interviewing with [the company] why I was not satisfied with my previous places of work, which can be summarized in one word: culture.”
Over her time with the company, Crocker has grown to become an “expert in my craft and eventually [gained] the privilege of becoming a manager here to help my team do the same,” she said. But “without the help of my team, expert training, and the time and dedication to teach me the necessary skills to succeed here, I could have never done it myself, which is a testament to the culture here and one of our core values: teamwork,” she explained.
Employees gain a “better quality of life by working here [and] there is a huge focus put on the hiring process to get the right candidates in the right seats, and the success of that process shows in the great people that continue to work here,” she pointed out.
Noting that the company has an entire team which she joined that is focused on culture, Crocker said: “My personal favorite thing the culture team does yearly is around Thanksgiving. Every year the team gets together and builds baskets of Thanksgiving dinners for families in need and hand-delivers them the weekend before Thanksgiving. This simple act of helping and doing something good and seeing the impact you make fills me with so much joy and pride for working at this company.”
She added: “How often can you say you can get that kind of fulfillment from your place of work as well as actually enjoying what you do every day? I know I couldn’t say that before working here, and that is why I am a lifer here and I’m sure I am not the only one.”