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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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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?...

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

Looking for the best small business loan provider? We have expert reviews and feature comparisons of the top business loan providers.

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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.

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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.

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How to Spend Paycheck Protection Program Funds and Obtain Forgiveness
BY Adam Uzialko

The SBA extended the deadline for businesses to return their Paycheck Protection Program loans to May 18. Here's what to know about returning your funds.

Article
Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
BY Tucker Mathis

Take steps to preserve your cash and access, expand online sales pathways, and cultivate customer relationships to survive a financial crisis.

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Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
BY business.com editorial staff

There is a right way to ask for financial help for your startup from friends and family.

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Supply Chain Finance or Invoice Factoring: Which Is Better for Managing Cash Flow?
BY Anne MacRae

Is supply chain finance right for your business, or would invoice factoring suit it better? Here's what you need to know about both types of financing.

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
BY Chad Otar

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.