Funding

Everything you need to know about funding for your business from SBA Loans and commercial real estate loans, to finding investors.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

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How Credit Card Issuers Approve Credit Card Applicants
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Business credit cards have a lot of benefits, if you can get approved for one. Here's what credit card companies look for in a borrower.

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Rollover for Business Startups: What Is a ROBS?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Looking for a way to fund your startup but don't want to take out a loan? A ROBS may be the answer.

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How to Find Business Investors
BY Matt D'Angelo

Need an investor to help you grow your startup? Here's how to find an investor and which types to look for.

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Unsecured vs. Secured Business Loans
BY Dock David Treece

Before you take out a business loan, you need to understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans so you can choose the best option for your business.

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What do you look for in an investment deal?
QUESTION | BY Adam Uzialko | 3 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 10/24/20

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...

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Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Is Best for Your Business?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

A business line of credit and a business credit card are both useful tools for managing your business's finances. Find out which one is right for you.

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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.

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Pad That Bank Account: 6 Strategies for Companies Raising Capital
BY Faizan Raza

Whether you run a startup or a Fortune 500 company, you need capital to grow. Here are six strategies for raising capital as a small business owner.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2020
BY Simone Johnson

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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5 Ways to Consolidate Business Debt
BY Dock David Treece

Learn how to use business debt consolidation to simply your business loan payments and get a lower interest rate.

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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
BY Julie Thompson

If you have multiple business debts, you may be considering business debt consolidation to simplify your payments. Here's what you need to know before deciding if it's right for your business.

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Business Financing Options for Every Credit Score
BY Dock David Treece

Regardless of your credit score, there are financing options available to fund your small business. Here are some ways to get the funding you need, even if your credit is less than stellar.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
BY Dock David Treece

Need a business credit card? Find out what you'll need to qualify for one and how to apply.

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How to Find Funding for Your Small Business
BY Jacob Wolinsky

Securing funding for your business can be a bit tricky, but with a little bit of work and planning, you can get the money you need to build your dream business.

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Requirements for Getting a Small Business Loan
BY Dock David Treece

If you are in need of a loan for your small business, it's important to know these requirements and plan to meet them.

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The Risks Associated With a Personal Guarantee
BY Jennifer Post

Should you personally guarantee your business loan? There are risks with the rewards.

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Should You Use a Business Credit or Debit Card?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Should you use a business credit card or debit card? The answer depends on a few factors. Here's what you need to know about both types of payment cards for business owners.

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Should You Consider a Cash-Back Credit Card for Your Business?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Small business owners stand to benefit a lot from using a cash-back credit card, granted they use it responsibly.

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Guide to Choosing Business Equipment Loans
BY Julie Thompson

Need financing for business equipment? Here's what you need to know about choosing a business equipment loan.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Qualifying for a business credit card if you have bad credit is difficult but not impossible. You may have to start with a secured card.

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What's the Difference?
BY Donna Fuscaldo

Private equity and venture capital funding are both considered alternative investments, but there are significant differences between the two.

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
BY Andrew Martins

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

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How do I get funding for a business startup?
QUESTION | BY Onke Makalima | 6 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

I want to sell purified water to supermarkets and garages. Also sell to walk ins but I do not have capital. I will also supply functions

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What specific lending options should I consider to purchase an established small business?
QUESTION | BY Daniel Morrill | 4 ANSWERS | LAST ACTIVITY ON 09/11/20

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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The Best Business Grants for Women in 2020
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Women are still far behind in business funding. Here are some of the best business grants for women in 2020 that can help close the gap.

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How to Calculate Loan Payments
BY Adam Uzialko

When you're considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Here's how to calculate loan payments.

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Business Loan Terms You Should Know
BY Simone Johnson

Here are the business loan terms you should know before you apply for funding.

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How FinTechs Are Changing Small Business Lending Amid the Pandemic
BY Chris Porteous

The small business lending space won't go back to its pre-pandemic configuration because a bumper crop of new highly-skilled fintech innovators are bringing new approaches to lending to the market.

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What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
BY Skye Schooley

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.