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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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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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4 Tips to Help You Secure Funding from International Investors
By Howard Goldstein | August 13, 2018

International investors present a big opportunity for startups in need of capital.

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What's a Healthy Level of Business Debt?
By Matt D'Angelo | August 08, 2018

Financing can accelerate any business's growth, but it's vital to approach it properly.

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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.

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Weighing the Pros and Cons of Angel Investors for Your Business
By Roman Shteyn | January 19, 2018

Are angel investors the right funding source for your startup or small business?

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American Express' Gina Taylor Cotter On Figuring Out Which Business Loan Is Right For You
By Chad Brooks | November 21, 2017

The Amex head of global commercial financing shares some insights for SMBs.

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Differences Between an Angel Investor and a Venture Capitalist
By Will Jiang | August 29, 2017

Which financing option is right for your business?

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Feast or Famine: Surviving Cash Shortages
By Sara Angeles | June 13, 2017

Here's what to do when your construction firm's cash flow is low.

Advice
I have a billion dollar idea, but no money. What are my funding options?
By Sabrina Johnson | 8 Answers | Last Activity on May 12, 2017

My idea is to get everyone involved in children's lives. Take the power away from iPads and tablets, and put it back in the hands of human beings. I want to do this in a fun, educational way. I have...

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Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | April 25, 2017

Our guide lays out your options for funding.

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Getting a Loan from Your Payment Processor: What You Should Know
By Rebecca Wessell | December 31, 2016

Thinking about getting a loan from PayPal or Square? Read this first

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Closing the Gap: Lending to Underserved Small Businesses
By Dan Blacharski | November 02, 2016

Challenges and opportunities for underserved, minority, and immigrant-founded startups

Advice
What can I expect investors to want in return for their investment?
By Dana Andrew Doncaster | 10 Answers | Last Activity on August 19, 2016

I am looking for investment on my product. We are ready to go, but ran out of money! I am looking for an investment or business partners to get my invention off the ground. First, what can I expect...

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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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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which is Best for You?
By Jared Proctor | July 05, 2016

There are now more than 44 different types of business financing available. Which one is best for you?

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No Loan, No Problem: 4 Creative Ways to Fund Business Growth
By Jared Proctor | May 10, 2016

There are creative ways to get business financing these days. Here are 4 very creative ways to get you started.

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Inside the Mind of the Bank: 4 Factors Affecting a Small Business Loan
By Ricky Nila | April 22, 2016

Learn what will affect you in getting your small business loan.

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5 Surprisingly Cheap Forms of Small Business Financing
By Marc Prosser | March 21, 2016

Looking for small business financing options that won't break the bank? These five inexpensive options might be work a look.

Advice
I have a potential acquisition opportunity to buy a more successful company than my own fledging one. What are my best funding options?
By Kelly Bains | 13 Answers | Last Activity on February 19, 2016

The business is in the same sector so we have a lot of synergies and it would fast track expansion without management overload. We are just starting to turn out a profit ourselves. What would be...

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Before You Sign: Can A Business Loan Help You Buy Out a Partner?
By Meredith Wood | February 02, 2016

If you're looking to buy an existing business or buy out a partner in your current business, you’ve got a bit of a challenge ahead.

Advice
How do I get people to help donate to my cause?
By Reyna Washington | 8 Answers | Last Activity on January 26, 2016

I want to know how I can get my supporters from social media to help donate $1 to my cause. I want to make jewelry for cancer patients to help them feel good. If I had help/donations from my...

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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.

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Will Work for Funding: 7 Ways to Finance Your First Small Business
By Anna Johansson | October 14, 2015

When it comes to financing your new business, today's options are virtually limitless. But which one is right for you?

Advice
Could a press release help attract VC's?
By Sandra Gomez | 6 Answers | Last Activity on October 09, 2015

My business is ride-share technology and we are still in the process of building our app. It is not ready to be released yet. Could a press release help attract VC's? Or should we wait until it is...