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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
By Max Freedman | July 20, 2022

Considering a merchant cash advance for your business? Before accepting one, learn the pros and cons.

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How to Know an Investor Is Offering You a Good Deal
By Adam Uzialko | July 20, 2022

Before you sell equity, make sure the capital is well worth it. Here's how to spot a good investment deal.

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 20, 2022

You need to know which type of loan is best for your small business's situation. Learn the difference between term loans and lines of credit.

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Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | July 20, 2022

Need a small business loan with low interest rates? Learn about the government loans available to entrepreneurs.

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How a Cash Advance Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 20, 2022

Don't have time to wait for loan approval? A cash advance gets you money quickly, but is the steep cost worth it?

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Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 20, 2022

Business loans can be difficult to secure if you have bad credit. Here are financing options for businesses with poor credit history.

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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 20, 2022

Your business credit score is related to but separate from your personal credit score. Learn what a business credit score is and why it matters.

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Balboa Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 19, 2022

Balboa Capital is an alternative lender that provides loans for small and midsize businesses. Small business owners can choose from several different types of loans, including standard small business...

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SBG Funding Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 19, 2022

Smart Business Growth (SBG) Funding prides itself on helping small businesses by making the loan application process easier. From a quick application process and minimal paperwork to fast funding,...

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Noble Funding Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 19, 2022

Noble Funding provides loans to businesses beginning at a minimum amount of $50,000. It's a reputable company that has provided and organized more than $400 million in loans for small businesses, and...

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Crest Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 19, 2022

Crest Capital is an equipment financing company for small businesses, offering funding from $5,000 to over $500,000. You can finance equipment from another vendor or partner with one of Crest's...

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Fora Financial Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 19, 2022

Fora Financial offers working capital loans for small businesses. Loans range from $5,000 to $500,000. This merchant cash advance company extends its offers to small businesses that have been in...

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What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By Max Freedman | July 01, 2022

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

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Why Term Loans Are a Favorite Among Small Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 01, 2022

Term loans come in many flavors. Here's everything you need to know about this type of small business loans.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 01, 2022

From tighter lending criteria to the rise of payment processors, many changes are underway in small business lending.

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What’s the Difference?
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 01, 2022

Discover the differences between private equity and venture capital to help you figure out which could work for your business funding.

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | June 29, 2022

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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How to Find and Attract Business Investors
By Matt D’Angelo | June 29, 2022

Choosing the right business investor for your startup is important. Discover how to find an investor and which types of investors to consider.

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What to Do if You Can’t Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Here's what to do if you can't get a business loan, and why being turned away isn't the end of the world.

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What Happens if You Can’t Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Learn what happens when you can't pay back your small business loan from the SBA.

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Line of Credit vs. Credit Card: Which Is Best for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Learn the difference between a business credit line and a business credit card so you can decide which one your business needs.

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How to Choose the Best Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Learn how to choose the best business loan for your unique business.

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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Find out if lenders consider your business high risk and which financing options are available to you if they do.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

These steps will help you get your business loan application approved and secure the funding your business needs.

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Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Every new business needs capital, but starting out with a large amount of debt can be a burden. Here's a rundown of small loan options to consider.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

Most entrepreneurs turn to small business loans when seeking startup cash, but there are other ways to raise working capital for a store. Learn more here.

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Applying for an SBA loan is an arduous process, whereas alternative loans are quick and easy, but interest rates vary widely.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | June 29, 2022

When your small business needs a funding source, you may consider a loan or try crowdfunding. Learn how to choose the right option for your business.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | June 29, 2022

Hard money loans make sense for businesses that need fast capital or can't access other financing, but a payback plan is key for this type of lending.

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You Can Do It: How to Start a Business Without a Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 29, 2022

Debt isn't the only way! Here are alternatives to getting a loan in order to start your business.