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I need a loan to expand my business, where can I get one?
QUESTION | BY Gilbert Darko | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/02/20

Here in Ghana, it is difficult and expensive to get a loan usually with a very high-interest rate. Can anyone give me advice and information on where I can get a loan of US $500,000 for a period of 5...

Article
Need Help From Your Creditors? Ask for It
BY Dr. Cindy McGovern

If you need some help paying off your creditors, don't be afraid to ask them for assistance.

Advice
How can I get international funding support for a business?
QUESTION | BY Syed Rossedi Tuan Dalam | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

I want to start a service-oriented business - Auto Carpet Cleaning Services in Malaysia. All this while, only manual cleaning available. I have done my homework and produced my business plan, which I...

Advice
How did you attract international investors?
QUESTION | BY Kiely Kuligowski | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

To business owners who have international investors: 1. How did you attract international investors? 2. Why are international investors important for your business? 3. What impact do you...

Advice
What do you look for in an investment deal?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 06/01/20

Securing funding can be a challenge, so it can be tempting to jump at the first offer. But how can you tell a good investment deal from a bad one? What are the things you should look for in a...

Advice
Have you ever received a hard money loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 1 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

If you've received a hard money loan, business.com would like to hear about your experience. Why did you seek out a hard money loan? Did it serve the purpose you hoped it would? Was a hard...

Advice
How can a business plan help me raise funds for new equipment necessary for my business?
QUESTION | BY Edna Nafula | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I have a business that is already in motion but I regularly lose clients because I don't have the equipment and inventory to be able to give a competitive price, as much as I already have clients and...

Advice
What do conventional lenders look for when considering a business loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

What are some of the things conventional lenders (e.g. banks, credit unions) look for when considering a loan application? - What is considered a "good" credit score? - What is an acceptable...

Advice
What is the difference between a merchant cash advance and working capital loan?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I'm currently working on an article for business.com about the difference between a merchant cash advance and a working capital loan. I am looking for community members with experience, either as...

Advice
How can I get Clients for my starting Call Center?
QUESTION | BY Luis Ramirez | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I'd like to get some help to get some clients so we as Call Center can start with the expanding process of our services, we are able to work as BPO, and we are already with the people and equiipment...

Advice
What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

I have worked for a successful small gym for ~10 years. The founder has expressed interest in selling, and I'd like to take a real shot at acquiring it. I know the ins and outs of running the place,...

Advice
How do I get a grant or loan from the government?
QUESTION | BY Javaro Munnings | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/29/20

How do I get a grant or loan from the government? Or get a loan for my new business? What is the best way to market my business and see fast results and which marketing website works better? Yelp?...

Article
Save the Planet With These Business and Personal Credit Cards
BY Janet Gershen-Siegel

Busy entrepreneurs may have charitable impulses but no time to act on them. Why not use business credit which donates directly to charity?

Article
Guide to Accepting Apple Pay at Your Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Find out why Apple Pay is important to small and medium-size businesses, and what your business needs to do to start accepting Apple Pay.

Article
Is a Walmart Credit Card Right for Your Business?
BY business.com editorial staff

How well does the Walmart credit card compare to other credit cards?

Best Pick
The Best Credit Card Processors of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

After months of analysis (including evaluating 85 credit card processors), these are the best credit card processing companies for 2020. See up-to-date comparisons, reviews and fees for the top-rated...

Article
18 Key Considerations to Make When Selling a Business
BY Scott Gerber

YEC leaders discuss what elements to keep in mind before selling your company.

Article
Types of POS Systems
BY business.com editorial staff

Here's what you need to know about various types of POS systems.

Best Pick
The Best Mobile Credit Card Processing Solutions of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

With mobile credit card processing, you can accept payments from mobile devices. See our picks for the best mobile credit card processors in 2020.

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The Best Merchant Services of 2020
BY Lori Fairbanks

See our expert and unbiased reviews of the top 10 merchant services. Compare 2020's top-ranked merchant account services for free at business.com.