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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 20, 2022

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | March 02, 2022

There are many options available when you need capital to open your retail store. 

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2021 Prime Day Laptop Deals
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2022

From Amazon to Best Buy, here's a look at the deals small business owners can get on laptops.

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Why HR's Organizational Structure Matters
By Skye Schooley | February 16, 2022

The organizational structure of your HR team can make a big difference in the efficiency and effectiveness of your business. Learn what these structural characteristics are and why they matter.

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How to Choose a Paystub Generator
By Matt D'Angelo | February 15, 2022

Finding the right paystub generator is an important part of processing payroll.

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | February 15, 2022

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

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How to Find Investors for Your Startup
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Finding the right investors can be challenging but can also yield tremendous rewards.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | February 15, 2022

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

If your small business is in need of capital, angel investors are an option you can turn to for funding. Here's everything you need to know about finding an angel investor.

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Want to Invest in Digital Real Estate? How to Get Started
By Syed Balkhi | February 15, 2022

You've seen people making money from owning websites. You can do it too.

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Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | February 15, 2022

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.

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How to Start a Business With $0 (Or Pretty Close)
By Tom Drake | February 15, 2022

Learn about what businesses you can start with limited to no startup capital.

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

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Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2022

Debt and equity financing are two sources of capital you can consider when raising money for your startup.

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How Buy-Sell Agreements Work
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2022

A buy-sell agreement describes how a partner's shares are redistributed if they leave the company. It is an important contract that every business partnership should maintain.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | February 14, 2022

When you're getting a business off the ground, business loans and crowdfunding are two ways to get a cash influx.

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7 To-Dos Before Launching a Business Website
By Jared Atchison | February 03, 2022

These seven steps will increase your ranking on search engines and boost conversions.

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Traditional vs. Roth IRAs: What SMB Owners Must Know
By Max Freedman | February 03, 2022

Traditional IRAs are taxed when you liquidate them in retirement, while Roth IRAs are not.

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Time to Expand? Tips for Opening Another Location
By Max Freedman | February 03, 2022

There are a few things to consider before opening a new location.

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The Ins and Outs of Customer Lifetime Value for B2B Industries
By Denis Zhinko | February 03, 2022

The why and how of measuring LTV in B2B industries using customer relationship management software.

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | February 03, 2022

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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The Pros and Cons of Working in a Shared Business Space
By Sean Peek | February 02, 2022

Sharing a business space with another startup can be great for the collaborative entrepreneur. But what about those who need a little more space and privacy, yet don't have an office of their own?

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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2022

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

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How to Start a Clothing Store
By Dave Thomas | February 02, 2022

Follow these 11 steps to start your physical or online clothing store.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2022

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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3 Tips for Picking the Right Office Space
By Matt D'Angelo | February 02, 2022

It's important to consider three major things before deciding on an office space.

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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | February 02, 2022

When your business needs a quick infusion of cash, what are your options? Learn about the different types of fast business loans and what you need to apply for them.

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How Much Does It Cost to Start an Online Business?
By Zac Johnson | February 02, 2022

Everyone's startup is different, but these expenses are typical and usually necessary.

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How to Create a New Brand Image From Scratch
By Thomas Griffin | February 01, 2022

Creating brand image is a tough task. Here is what it takes.