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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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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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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.

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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...

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What Are the Best Options for Financing a Franchise?
By Meredith Wood | September 28, 2015

So you want to invest in a franchise—great choice! Reference this list of top franchise financing choices when you're ready to get started.

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Internet of Things & You: Finding Investors to Fund Your IoT Startup
By Peter Daisyme | August 20, 2015

With the Internet of Things becoming such a favored space for investing, it's easy to find investors if you have the right business model.

Advice
My friend and I are planning to spend a year on a motorcycle traveling throughout the world. Do you think I could get sponsors?
By Julian canan Borquez castillo | 4 Answers | Last Activity on August 17, 2015

We would like to find sponsors on cellphones, equipment and motorcycles to do a road trip throughout the whole world. We would film, blog and publicize everything. So what would be the best way to...

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I need funding for my business, but don't have a lot of collateral. Any suggestions?
By Jessie Brown | 3 Answers | Last Activity on August 16, 2015

I'm a 27 veteran of the Real Estate Business and presently operating out of my home. I previously owned a Real Estate Franchise and felt overwhelmed with the overhead. This time I decided to start...

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Bank Loan Request, Denied: Who Will Help Fund Your Business Now?
By Business.com for LoanMe | August 12, 2015

Alternative Lending Sources to Finance Your Dream Venture

Advice
Do investors prefer a simplified or detailed business plan?
By Amber Pleiss | 10 Answers | Last Activity on August 11, 2015

What type of business plan should be used when working with investors and raising startup capital? I have a simplified plan with 1, 3, and 5 year goals. My company is a new start up in Tech industry...

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How can I get an MVP before a Kickstarter campaign is funded?
By Enzo Silva | 8 Answers | Last Activity on July 26, 2015

I have an approved Kickstarter campaign for a learning community, once I publish, what are the best ways to get funding and securing developers and designer? Ideally I'd have an MVP before publishing...

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Digital Wallet: The Future of Pay, and Why You Should Care
By Dave Landry Jr. | February 23, 2015

Get up to speed with the future: the digital wallet.

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Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Tom Gazaway | February 18, 2015

The key to a great borrower-lender relationship is communication and proper funding. Here are 5 questions your lender should ask you.

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13 Things to Include in Your Next Powerpoint Presentation
By Scott Gerber | November 24, 2014

Your visual presentation can be improved with these 13 tips and tricks.