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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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How to Apply for Government Grants
By Derek Walter | April 20, 2020

Applying for government grants can be a confusing and lengthy process, but the end result could be a monetary award for your business. Here's how to apply for a government grant.

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Is It Time to Hire a CPA?
By Max Freedman | April 14, 2020

Filing your own small business taxes may not be the best practice for you or your business.

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The Future of Blockchain for Business
By business.com editorial staff | April 08, 2020

While blockchain technology is all the rage right now, it hasn't yet hit its stride.

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How to Self-Fund Your Business
By Sean Peek | April 06, 2020

It can take years to get your vision off the ground, but the rewards of owning every aspect of your company is worth the hard work of bootstrapping. Here's how you can self-fund your business idea.

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How Long Can Small Businesses Survive the Coronavirus-Related Disruption?
By Andrew Martins | April 03, 2020

We asked small business owners how their businesses are faring in the wake of the coronavirus. Here's what we found out.

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What Is a Rising Rate Environment?
By business.com editorial staff | April 01, 2020

In a booming economy, while your rates may rise, your revenue should too.

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3 Ways the Government Can Help Small Businesses Through the Pandemic
By Travis Crabtree | March 30, 2020

Small businesses need help now more than ever. Let's look at what the government has done to assist them and some suggestions for what it could do to keep these pillars of the community standing.

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How to Pivot Without Falling Out With Your Investors
By Howard Goldstein | March 29, 2020

It is important to make sure those providing you with funding are onboard when big changes are made.

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The CARES Act: What's in the Coronavirus Stimulus Package for SMBs?
By Adam Uzialko | March 27, 2020

The CARES Act is a $2 trillion stimulus package that aims to provide economic relief to businesses and individuals impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. What measures could help your small business?

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Government Assistance for Entrepreneurs for Beginners
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Improve your chances of receiving a government grant for small business.

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How to Finance an Automobile for Your Small Business
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

Learn how to find the best auto loan for your small business needs.

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The Misunderstood Costs of Business Loans: 10 Fees You Might Pay
By business.com editorial staff | March 25, 2020

While loan fees may vary based on the lender, here are common ones you might encounter.

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Cash on Call: 5 Super-Fast Providers of Small Business Loans
By Saige Driver | March 16, 2020

When you need a small business loan quickly, these five providers can get you the funding you need.

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7 Steps of Purchase Order Financing
By Matthew G. | March 13, 2020

If you have customers waiting on orders that you're not sure your company funds can fill at this time, purchase order financing could be a good borrowing option for you.

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How to Qualify for an Agricultural Loan
By business.com editorial staff | March 12, 2020

Start or expand a farm with agricultural land financing.

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5 Benefits of Equipment Financing
By Matthew G. | March 10, 2020

Here are five reasons why your business should consider leasing or financing equipment.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 10, 2020

There are many types of business loans. Here's how to choose the right one for you.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Matthew G. | February 28, 2020

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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How to Manage Funding Grants for your Small Business
By Ryan Ayers | February 24, 2020

Many small business owners don't have the finances to fund their own businesses. So they manage their funding and grants themselves.

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Bootstrapping or Investors: How Should You Fund Your Business?
By Deborah Sweeney | February 21, 2020

Is one option better than the other when it comes to your small business?

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 21, 2020

Learn the differences between capital and operating grants, and how to know which option is right for your business.

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Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
By Matt D'Angelo | February 18, 2020

Small, short-term loans are ideal for startups and small businesses that need some capital but don't want to be saddled with a lot of debt.

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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
By Katharine Paljug | February 17, 2020

Merchant cash advances can be risky, but if used correctly, they can be a useful tool. Are they right for your business?

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How to Choose the Best Business Loan
By Larry Alton | February 04, 2020

Small businesses have a lot of funding options, but choose wisely.

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What It Means to Default on a Business Loan, and What to Do Next
By Kiely Kuligowski | February 03, 2020

Learn what it means to default on a loan and why you should be upfront with your lender about it.

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 28, 2020

SBA and alternative loans are two very different ways to fund your business.

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How to Know an Investor Is Offering You a Good Deal
By Adam Uzialko | January 24, 2020

Finding a business investor is tough. But once you do, how can you be sure you're really getting a good investment deal?

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Everything You Want to Know About Business Planning
By Dave Lavinsky | January 12, 2020

The right business plan is often the difference between a company that stagnates and one that achieves great heights.

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How to Prepare a Grant Letter for Nonprofit Funding
By Ryan Ayers | January 06, 2020

Grant writing is essential for nonprofit organizations looking to acquire the funding they need to stay afloat or grow.

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How to Ace Your Next Investor Briefing
By Howard Goldstein | December 31, 2019

When trying to secure funding, you need to showcase your business to investors in the best possible light.