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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,...

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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.

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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?

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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.

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Types of POS Systems
BY business.com editorial staff

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

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How to Help: Initiatives to Support Small Businesses
BY Andrew Martins

Learn what you can do to help other small businesses survive the economic stress caused by COVID-19. Here are some initiatives you can support.

Article
Can You Survive as a Cash-Only Restaurant?
BY business.com editorial staff

Can you go cash only and thrive?

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The Best Places for Purchasing Office Supplies
BY business.com editorial staff

Here are some solid purchasing programs for your business.

Article
When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
BY Adam Uzialko

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter? Read on to find out.

Article
The Ultimate Guide on How to Get a Business Loan
BY Sean Peek

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

Article
Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 3
BY Adam Uzialko

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

Advice
Any helpful primers I should know about before I apply for a bank loan?
QUESTION | BY Renata Harrison | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/22/20

I want to apply for a small business loan. The banks I have researched so far have pretty tight standards for applying. Is there anything I can show or do beforehand to increase my chances of getting...

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Got Turned Down for SBA 7(a) or 7(b) Funding? What to Do Now
BY Rapid Finance

If you were unable to secure an SBA loan to keep your business afloat during COVID-19, you have other options. Here's what to do if you were turned down for an SBA loan.

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How to Finance Business Expenses Not Covered by SBA Loans
BY Rapid Finance

The response to COVID-19 led to the development of SBA loan programs, but they only cover certain expenses. Here's how to finance your remaining expenses not covered by the SBA loans.

Article
How to Improve Your Financial Literacy
BY Lil Roberts

Entrepreneurs must develop financial literacy, a critical skill set for business growth, profitability and success. They can increase their financial literacy by understanding some of the basics and...

Advice
Does the credit I build for a holding company carry over to its subsidiaries?
QUESTION | BY Allen Young | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I want to start a holding company with many subsidiaries for the benefits of tax, liability, and credit... When forming an LLC as a holding company; and then a subsidiary as an LLC, would any...

Advice
How can we obtain funding for our solar power business idea?
QUESTION | BY Peter Madia | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

We want to build a solar power on a 50 hectares farm, we already have the land. We want to solve for our country, South Africa, experiencing issues with load shedding due to areas in the country not...

Advice
How can I add a CSV of insurance and finance data to my website?
QUESTION | BY Messi Wealth | 2 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I want to display information about finance, insurance, investment, and wealth data in a CSV format on my website to ensure readers have the information.

Advice
What are the pros and cons of accepting credit cards as a small business?
QUESTION | BY Tamara Kenney | 18 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 05/20/20

I am a relatively small business (I work full time M-F and have a small business I run nights and weekends). Not sure if it would be beneficial for me to begin accepting CC as a form of payment. I...