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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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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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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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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 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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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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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 Startups Can Stay Close to Home With the Help of Corporate Partners
By Patrick Riley | November 15, 2019

Keeping startups local could be the thing that revives the global economy one community at a time, and corporate partnerships help make that possible.

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Want to Support a Charity? Qualities Businesses Should Seek Out
By Scott Gerber | November 11, 2019

Here are the criteria business leaders can use when choosing which charities to support.

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What Happens If You Can't Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Jason Milleisen | October 14, 2019

There are options that are available if you can't repay your SBA loan.

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Talking Shop: Small Businesses Can Make Millions From Federal Government Contracts
By Chad Brooks | August 20, 2019

The U.S. government is the biggest customer in the world for small businesses.

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Talking Shop: What You Need to Get a Small Business Loan
By Chad Brooks | May 19, 2019

A Capital One executive shares his advice on how to secure small business.

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Is Your Company Bankable? How to Improve Your Chances of Being Approved for a Loan
By Terry Lammers | March 04, 2019

Banks aren't just interested in your company's financials.

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3 Marketing Hacks to Help You Attract the Right Investors
By Howard Goldstein | January 22, 2019

Having a good marketing strategy makes your business more enticing to investors.

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Bank of America Executive on What It Takes to Get a Business Loan
By Chad Brooks | June 14, 2018

The head of small business lending highlights the advantages of getting a bank loan.

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What SMBs Need to Know When Choosing a Small Business Loan
By Sammi Caramela | May 22, 2018

Here's everything you need to know about acquiring a loan for your small business.

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Is Your Startup Ready for an Angel Investor?
By Katharine Paljug | March 14, 2018

Here's how you know your startup is ready for an investor.

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How CEO Scott Fischer Turned Dippin' Dots Fortune Around
By Chad Brooks | January 31, 2018

It's no simple thing to turn around a company facing financial ruin.

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You Can Do It: How to Start a Business Without a Loan
By Mehul Rajput | August 12, 2016

Starting a business, almost every time has two major scenarios. One has to do with people who have loads of money stacked up and the obstacle is not having any viable idea to fund.

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The SBSS Score Explained: What It Is & Why It Matters When Applying for a Loan
By Business.com for LoanMe | November 30, 2015

Business credit is just as important as personal credit. Here's what you need to know about the SBSS score—and why it matters to loans.