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Small Business Financing

Consider These Points Before Getting A Fast Loan

Jared Hecht | Posted 06.20.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

There will always come a time when you, as a business owner, need an infusion of capital to solve a problem or seize an opportunity -- and sometimes you need that funding quickly.

4 Tips for Mastering Your SBA Loan Application

Jared Hecht | Posted 06.03.2016 | Business
Jared Hecht

Traditional bank loans have become increasingly difficult to obtain for small business owners. Fortunately, there are other small business loan option...

Three Simple Ways To Grow Your Small Business in 2016

Matthew Crawt | Posted 03.16.2016 | Business
Matthew Crawt

New businesses have a tough time nowadays as the marketplace is an extremely competitive one in near enough every industry. It is becoming more and mo...

Small Business Owners: Don't Get Lost in the Paperwork

Jim Salters | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Jim Salters

As the peak of the holiday season approaches, many small businesses will be seeking an injection of capital. This is a busy time for many business owners who need to account for an increase in sales.

How to Obtain Alternative Business Finance for Small Businesses

Allan Smith | Posted 12.15.2015 | Business
Allan Smith

The inability of small business owners to obtain business loans is well documented. Why banks won't lend and the plight of ailing small business owne...

7 Ways to Use Your Vendors to Finance Your Growth

David Finkel | Posted 11.25.2015 | Business
David Finkel

Smart companies know they need to plan in advance of that growth to secure the capital reserves or funding sources to afford that growth.

4 Common Loan Mistakes Small Business Owners Make

Debra Carpenter | Posted 08.28.2015 | Business
Debra Carpenter

If it's time to seek a business loan for your company, you're probably worried about whether or not you can actually make it happen. After all, funds have dried up significantly since 2008 and it's very challenging to secure investment from banks and many other types of lending organizations.

Small Business Loans: Options Along the Alternative Financing Spectrum

Gina Harman | Posted 07.06.2016 | Business
Gina Harman

Small businesses, startups, and the self-employed have never had the easiest time getting financing, but most experts agree it became downright difficult following the housing bubble burst of 2007 to 2008.

Funding Your Business Goals, Debt-Free

Kim Harris | Posted 05.29.2015 | Business
Kim Harris

There is only one thing between you and attracting other people's money: a strong value proposition. The value proposition has strong elements that make it valuable to your funding prospect.

What Top Financial Consultants Think Every Entrepreneur Should Know about Overseas Living

Andre Bourque | Posted 04.03.2015 | Business
Andre Bourque

There's a "secret" just for entrepreneurs that top financial consultants are eager to share: Moving overseas can, in somecases, save you a bundle on your small business.

Why SBA Loans Are a Lot Harder to Obtain After the Great Recession

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 12.21.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

One of the reasons that (expensive) alternative loans like merchant cash advances became so popular was because banks dramatically reduced their small business lending after the great recession.

4 Nerdy Facts About Business Credit

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 12.15.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

If there's something odd happening with your credit scores, you can come up with the reasons and see if you can find a workaround. In general, this article is for the curious minds who want to know how credit scoring works.

3 Steps to Make Friends-and-Family Financing Work

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 12.06.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Raising capital for your new business can be extremely hard. Even if you have a billion dollar idea, most likely you won't be able to raise funds fro...

How to Boost Your Business Credit Scores

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 11.25.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Unlike personal credit scores (FICO scores) that take years to build up, it typically only takes 3-6 months to build up your business credit score. It helps if you know who will be looking up your business scores because some parties (such as banks and credit unions) have access to more data than others.

Why Business Credit Scores Matter for Your Business

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 11.18.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Business credit reports/scores are not just used for obtaining business financing. Even if you think your business will never get outside financing, business credit reports/scores can still impact your business.

How to Fund Your Business with 401K

Yun-Fang Juan | Posted 11.11.2014 | Small Business
Yun-Fang Juan

Raising startup capital is a daunting task. Most entrepreneurs have to use their personal resources to fund their new businesses. In addition to tapp...

5 Unexplored Ways Your Small Business Loses Money

​Jackie Nagel | Posted 10.11.2014 | Small Business
​Jackie Nagel

In the hectic day-to-day operation of a business, it's common to overlook the many holes in your small business through which your cash is leaking.

Equity Crowdfunding Is Set to Begin This Fall for Small Business Owners. Are You Ready to Snag $1 Million?

Jerry Chautin | Posted 10.12.2013 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

Unlike donation crowdfunding, all promotions and marketing for equity crowdfunding had to be done on the portals.

The Entrepreneur and Fear: An Argument for Entrepreneurial Education, Part 1

Steve Mariotti | Posted 12.09.2012 | Small Business
Steve Mariotti

Uncertainty about the financial future dominates the lives of hundreds of millions of people: Where will I sleep? How will I feed my family? For many, just thinking about these worst-case scenarios can be paralyzing.

Measurable Advertising Is Key to Growth and Profits

Frank Farwell | Posted 10.21.2012 | Small Business
Frank Farwell

Whether your business is a restaurant, small manufacturer, sporting goods retailer or day care center, measurable advertising works the same. Here's the blueprint.

Franchising Is Safer for Lenders and Entrepreneurs When They Use the Right Tools to Make Better Choices

Jerry Chautin | Posted 09.17.2012 | Small Business
Jerry Chautin

I financed several start-up restaurants when I was in the commercial mortgage banking business. All of the non-franchised restaurants failed within the first two years. So I studied the restaurant failures to better understand what it takes to underwrite them successfully.

Feel Good Capitalism: Crowdfunding and Cash Mobs Save the Day

Russell C. Smith | Posted 09.09.2012 | Small Business
Russell C. Smith

If social media has accomplished one thing, its connecting people with talent, ideas, and stuff to sell with those that have the funds to send their way.

Could You Use A $250,000 Grant?

The Huffington Post | Alicia Ciccone | Posted 05.08.2012 | Small Business

A new grant program sponsored by Chase and LivingSocial will give 12 small businesses the leg up they need to keep growing. Mission: Small Business wi...

How the JOBS Act Will Disrupt Funding for Small Businesses

Ryan Caldbeck | Posted 06.18.2012 | Small Business
Ryan Caldbeck

The law eases restrictions for small businesses to raise capital, most notably through the introduction of equity based crowdfunding, the process of aggregating small individual investments to meet a larger financial goal for a small business.

Colorado Bankers Answer Call for Small-Business Access to Capital

Robert Schwab | Posted 06.04.2012 | Denver
Robert Schwab

Bankers have been called nasty names for years by small-business owners who have been denied credit, but the Colorado Bankers Association has launched an effort that could change that.