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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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Understanding Business Credit Lines
By Julie Ritzer Ross | November 12, 2020

Learn what a business credit line is, what type of business credit lines are available and when you should use each option.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor
By Andrew Martins | November 10, 2020

If you're a sole proprietor, here's a step-by-step guide on how you can obtain a business credit card.

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What Is Credit Card Funding?
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 06, 2020

Credit cards are extremely convenient to use, but there are several things you should consider before using them to fund your small business.

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How to Cash in on Your Excess Inventory
By Bennett Conlin | November 04, 2020

If you find yourself with excess inventory, here are six ways you can cash it in.

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How to Raise Venture Capital
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 04, 2020

Venture capital is a viable way to fund a startup, but not every business will be successful. Here's what you need to know about this type of funding.

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How Credit Card Issuers Approve Credit Card Applicants
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 29, 2020

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 | October 28, 2020

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 and Attract Business Investors
By Matt D'Angelo | October 27, 2020

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 | October 26, 2020

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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Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Is Best for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 23, 2020

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 | October 22, 2020

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 | October 22, 2020

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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5 Ways to Consolidate Business Debt
By Dock David Treece | October 13, 2020

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 | October 12, 2020

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 | October 08, 2020

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 Find Funding for Your Small Business
By Jacob Wolinsky | October 02, 2020

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 | October 02, 2020

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 | October 02, 2020

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

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Should You Consider a Cash-Back Credit Card for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | September 30, 2020

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

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How to Calculate Loan Payments
By Adam Uzialko | August 31, 2020

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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How FinTechs Are Changing Small Business Lending Amid the Pandemic
By Chris Porteous | August 19, 2020

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 | August 18, 2020

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

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3 Steps to Attract the Next Generation of Investors With Social Responsibility
By Brady Fletcher | August 13, 2020

COVID-19 brought CSR to the fore, and the increased consumer interest in it will remain. To capitalize on this, businesses must be transparent to investors and report on metrics tied to social good.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 5
By Adam Uzialko | August 04, 2020

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.

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What You Need to Know Before Pitching a Product Idea to Investors
By Dima Venglinski | July 31, 2020

Follow these proven strategies to create a successful investment pitch deck – with recommendations on how to avoid missteps when introducing an idea to a funding organization or angel investor.

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10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020
By Adam Uzialko | July 24, 2020

There are many grants available for minority-owned businesses. Find out how you can take advantage of these grant programs to start or grow your business.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Adam Uzialko | July 21, 2020

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Adam Uzialko | July 21, 2020

Looking for funding? When banks let you down, consider an alternative loan.

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | July 20, 2020

There's more to a loan than paying your monthly installment. Look for these hidden terms and fees a lender might include in a loan agreement.

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Will Paying off My Debt Improve My Business Credit Score?
By Sean Peek | July 10, 2020

Your personal and business credit scores can impact your company's financial future.