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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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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.

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Investment Control at the Technical Stage of a Startup
By Dmitriy Nortenko | December 01, 2019

Software development is often tricky and requires professional monitoring. That`s where the team of QA engineers adds value.

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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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SBA Loan Default: A Complete Guide for 2020 and Beyond
By Jason Milleisen | November 04, 2019

Here's comprehensive guide to all your questions about SBA loan default, forgiveness and the SBA Offer In Compromise.

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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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5 Investor-Friendly Industries Perfect for First-Time Entrepreneurs
By Howard Goldstein | September 22, 2019

Gaining insight into your target industry early on gives your young business many significant strategic advantages. Here are a few of the most lucrative, investor-friendly industries that...

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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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15 Things to Remember When Preparing to Negotiate with a Larger Company
By Scott Gerber | August 13, 2019

Research, and the right attitudes, can help you find success

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SBA Loan Default: 5 Things You Need to Know Right Now
By Jason Milleisen | May 27, 2019

If you might default on your SBA loan, keep these tips in mind.

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Debt or Equity? Determine the Right Capital Mix for Your Business
By Evan Morris | May 22, 2019

Here is a clear demarcation to find the right debt-to-equity ratio for your business.

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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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Talking Shop: Mastercard Exec Tells You Why Cash Flow Is King
By Chad Brooks | April 23, 2019

Want to boost your cash flow? Mastercard exec Jay Singer shares how.

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The Types of Digital Banks and What They Mean For Business
By Diego Caicedo | April 05, 2019

Neo banks, beta banks, new banks and nonbanks are all types of digital banking.

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6 Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
By Deborah Sweeney | March 08, 2019

In honor of Women's History Month, let's look at business grants for women entrepreneurs.

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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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Tricks of Trade: Angel Investor Shares Secrets for Landing a Deal
By Chad Brooks | January 29, 2019

Perell's advice includes tips on how to know when you are ready for an investor and how succeed in pitch meetings.

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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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The Biggest Business Financing Myths Out There
By Meredith Wood | November 29, 2018

Don't believe these common myths about business loans.

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The 5 Biggest Financial Mistakes Small Business Owners Make (and How to Avoid Them)
By Meredith Wood | November 01, 2018

These mistakes can sink your business, but they're easy to avoid.

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8 Tips for Cutting Wide-Format Printing Costs
By Brian Nadel | September 20, 2018

Wide-format printing can be a budget buster if you don't follow these simple tips.

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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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10 Personal Finance Rules Every Small Business Should Live By
By Meredith Wood | April 12, 2018

Use these principles to rein in your business's finances.

Advice
How do you know when to take on a partner, angel or funding to get to the next level of your business?
By Michelle Hyde | 12 Answers | Last Activity on April 10, 2018

When moving to the next desired stage of the business (growth), how do I know whether to take on conventional money (lending institutions/SBA) or angel investment, or invite perhaps a partner (with...

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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.