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5 Free Money Opportunities: Like Business Grants

5 opportunities to get free money or free services for your business. Kind of business grant like.
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Not all free money for a business is called a business grant. In fact, personally, I don't care what you call it – just as long as I can get something to help my business grow for free.

The goal is not to get a grant per say but to get something for nothing that can be used to propel your company [...]

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Starting A New Business: Check Out These 5 Tax Tips

5 startup business tax tips.
July 23, 2014

The following is based on information put out by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) – yes that IRS – as they are the ones that interpret the tax laws and more importantly the ones that enforce them.

But, starting a new business is not hard to do and should not be that hard. We currently have over 28 million small [...]

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How Small Businesses Are Doing Their Part To Help Turnaround Our Economy

Small businesses doing all they can to help this country grow.
July 23, 2014

We hear a lot of talk about the power small businesses have on our economy – from supporting local communities to creating jobs.

But, it is quite amazing to actually see the numbers.

From the latest Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy's Small Business Profile [...]

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The One Best Way To Ensure Your Business Can Continue To Grow Unimpeded

The decline of American businesses over recent years.
July 22, 2014

Working capital is the life blood of your business. Without it – no matter what else you have, even growing sales – your business will fail.

Have you heard of a business growing itself broke? Happens all the time. See why and how you can avoid it in your business [...]

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Lessons From Inspiring Stories: Netflix

Lessons from a very inspiring business success story.
July 22, 2014

Back in 2009, I signed up with Netflix. At that time, it was still a fairly new service and they combined their streaming and DVD by mail services into one single package.

Now, there were some problems. First, the streaming was not all that good. In part because of the untested [...]

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Does Anyone Know What Is Going On In Our Economy?

What is happening to our economy in the monds of small businesses?
July 21, 2014

Why were things looking up and all of a sudden we have the rug pulled out from under us? The first quarter of the year had some very bad weather across the nation which lead, some people say, to a bad economy during that period (a really bad economy). Yet coming out of the first quarter and the cold weather, business and economic optimism was up [...]

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Get Your Company Funded With A Peer-To-Peer Business Loan

An easier way to fund your small business's loan needs.
July 21, 2014

Small and mid-sized businesses are still struggling to access needed capital – capital to invest in new property and equipment, capital to grow their operations and capital to hire.

And, our governments (local, state and federal governments) have to entice both banks and other business lenders to step up and fund these companies [...]

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Service Businesses: How To Use A Credit Card For Your Working Capital Needs And Not Pay A Single Penny In Interest

How to finance your service inventory interest free with credit cards.
July 20, 2014

A credit card can be a powerful way to finance your business's working capital needs and, if used properly, you can do it without paying a single penny in interest.

Here's How

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Retail Businesses: How To Use A Credit Card For Your Working Capital Needs And Not Pay A Single Dime In Interest

How to finance your retail inventory interest free.
July 20, 2014

A credit card – personal or business – is essentially an unsecured revolving line of credit – that can be used, paid back and used again – over and over – much like your working capital needs demand. And, unlike bank lines of credit (which you cannot get unsecured any more) credit cards do not have to be [...]

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4 Key Ways To Use The Internet To Find Your Business Financing

How to use the Internet to get business financing.
July 19, 2014

Can you get a business loan or some type of business financing online? Sure – as lenders are also turning to the Web to attract and service more of their customers.

But, the Internet is not equal to all people – it is not equal to all users and it is not equal to all companies selling their information in cyber space [...]

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1 Simply Way Of Getting The Best Interest Rate

How your can easily get a lower interest rate on your business loan.
July 19, 2014

Your interest rate can matter a lot in your business loan decision. And, not just from your side of the deal either.

If your rate is too high, which in turn makes your payment uneconomical for you or your business to handle, your potential lender could say 'no' to your deal [...]

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The Power Of Personal Credit In Business Financing

A good credit score can save your business thousands of dollars in financing costs.
July 18, 2014

I know – it sounds like an oxymoron and on the surface may not even make sense – common sense that is – but your personal credit really does matter in getting a needed business loan – not to mention the savings that good personal credit can being to your business.

Let's look at three scenarios in seeing why [...]

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SBA Loan Programs You Might Not Have Heard Of

Little know but powerful financing programs from the SBA.
July 18, 2014

Sure you may have heard about the major Small Business Administration (SBA) loan programs like their flagship 7(a) program or their community real estate and equipment CDC/504 program. And, you might have even heard about their Micro Loan program.

But, do you also know that the SBA has other lending programs [...]

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Getting Financing For Your Rural Business Just Got Easier

Great program to fund rural businesses.
July 17, 2014

Businesses have a hard time finding needed financing these days – all businesses. But, image a small company – which could be yours – that is located in a rural area – with maybe 10% or less of the financing resources that a business located in a metro area has access too. If they find it hard to get capital, these rural businesses – again maybe your business – must find accessing capital completely obstinate [...]

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A Really Alternative And Creative Way To Finance Your Business

Alternative ways to finance your business.
July 17, 2014

Clearly, farmers are businesses as well and they too struggling getting financing (particularly working capital) for their operations.

And, like other businesses in other industries, they have been finding it hard to get banks and other traditional lenders to finance their needs [...]

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Don't Want To Use A Business Loan Broker, What About A Loan Matching Service?

Should your company use a business loan matching service?
July 16, 2014

So, what is a loan matching service? Over the last few years, several online companies have come onto the marketing touting services or platforms that help match your company with business lenders.

The company goes out and partners with several lenders in any number of loan products [...]

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How A Micro Loan Can Help Your Small Business

Can't get a business loan, then use a micro loan to start or grow your small business.
July 16, 2014

Micro loans are little known but powerful tool that not enough small businesses are using.

Just ask Suppatt Thawatpeerachai of Bio TOGO Supply who, two years ago, received a $10,000 micro loan from VEDC to help the company meet its expanding demand [...]

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Sale Leaseback Programs For Commercial Real Estate

An easy way to get the capital back out of your commercial real estate.
July 15, 2014

Some of you might already know about those sale leaseback programs for business equipment where you can use your equipment – sell it to a leasing company for cash – and then lease the equipment back.

But, did you know that you can also do this with your commercial real estate [...]

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Equipment Sales Lease Back For Working Capital Financing

Using your business equippment to get needed working capital.
July 15, 2014

Need working capital for your business? Have equipment or physical assets that you own outright? Do you wish that you could get back the money you spent on buying those assets and use those funds for your working capital needs?

Well, you can do all of that and do it relatively easily [...]

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To Get A Loan Or Lease For Business Equipment

Should your business lease equipment or buy it with a business loan?
July 15, 2014

Before attending graduate school for my MBA, I was always under the impression that if an asset appreciates in value (like real estate) then you should buy it to own (meaning take a loan out to buy it) or if the asset depreciates then lease it.

So, which is better for your business [...]

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3 Of The Top Pros And Cons Of Using Credit Cards To Finance Your Business

An easy way to finance your business's working capital and it is alredy in your hand.
July 14, 2014

Getting working capital from a bank or financial institution these days is like trying to drive your car without any wheels. While you are already to go, you just do not seem to get anywhere.

Thus, entrepreneurs have to find other means to finance their operations than using those traditional resources [...]

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No Matter How Hard You Try, You Just Cannot Keep Good Businesses Down

Small businesses are finally showing their power in turning around our economy.
July 14, 2014

The Small Business Administration’s (SBA) Office of Advocacy just released its Small Business Quarterly Bulletin for First Quarter 2014 in which it outlined some very favorable trends.

For one, small business or proprietor income is up again so far this year. A positive trends that has been slowly [...]

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Working Your Working Capital. How to get it and how to use it

Getting and using working capital the right way to grow your business.
July 14, 2014

Probably the most abundant capital resource on the planet for businesses is working capital – and it is probably the easiest to get.

Banks provide it. Alternative lenders provide it. Even those companies that only provide personal loans also provide working capital for businesses [...]

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The Top Four Alternative Business Loan Programs

The four top alternative business loan products in the market today.
July 13, 2014

While anything – even traditional banks loans – can be considered alternative business loans, let's focus on those true lending products that your business may be force to get when those traditional lenders say 'NO.'

And, while there are any number of categories, let's discuss the 4 major one – the ones that have been around for a while [...]

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The Number 1 Way To Improve Your Chances Of Getting A Business Loan

Getting your business loan request approved.
July 13, 2014

Getting approved for a business loan is all about risk. If you want your bank or lender to say yes, then you have show them there is little risk in your deal.

If a lender smells even the smallest bit of risk – anything above the normal – they will not just walk away but run [...]

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Measuring Your Business To Profit

An easy to ensure your business is earning what it should and increasing profits.
July 13, 2014

I cannot stress enough the power of measuring your results in growing your business. Far too many business owners just throw money at a situation and hope for the best – they think that if they give it money, it will get better right? No!

You have to measure your results then modify [...]

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The Best Working Capital Option For Your Business

Best working capital option for any business.
July 12, 2014

Now, going down to your bank and getting approved for a $100,000, no fee, low interest business line of credit would be optimal for any company on the planet.

But, unless you are Donald Trump, it is not likely to happen (might not even happen for him these days) - and with no fees and low interest [...]

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Business Financing Is About To Get More Expensive Quickly

Rising interest rates will make business financing more expensive and harder to get.
July 11, 2014

The Federal Reserve (Fed) is making noise that it will completely stop its Qualitative Easing (QE) at the beginning of the fourth quarter of this year – just two and half months from now.

This means that the Fed will stop buying back Federal bonds. The reason that the Fed began its bond buying program to was to stimulate [...]

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Crowdfunding For A Business Loan Or For An Equity Investment?

Crowdfunding for debt or equity, which is better for your business.
July 11, 2014

As we continue to wait for the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to finalize its rules on equity crowdfunding for everyone, we ask the question;

"Would you rather have a crowdfunded business loan or would you rather receive a crowdfunded equity investment and give up a stake in your [...]"

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Crowdfunding Coming To A State Near You

States stepping up to crowdfund their small businesses.
July 10, 2014

Over the last year or so, more and more states have been stepping up and supporting true equity crowdfunding in their regions – they really do not have much of a choice.

Small businesses – both new and existing – need capital to grow and prosper. To create more jobs, to build more wealth and to help improve the communities [...]

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When Not To Get A Business Cash Advance

When not to use a merchant cash advance.
July 9, 2014

A business or merchant cash advance is a great working capital product for any retail or service business that accepts credit card and debit card payments from its customers.

In fact, these are very easy and simple short-term alternative financing products [...]

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3 Ways To Grow Revenue Without Growing Sales

Saving costs can increase your revenue in equal amounts.
July 9, 2014

Clearly the best way to grow your revenue is to close and complete more sales. More sales to more customers, more dollars from current customers or just higher sales all the way around – in both price and dollars.

However, when looking at the entire business – and its bottom line; which matters most [...]

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Financing Your Startup When Your Credit Is Bad

How to finance your startup business when your credit is bad.
July 6, 2014

I have dealt with current and potential business owners over the years that struggle to get the capital they need to startup or grow their companies.

And, for the most part, this struggle had nothing to do with cash flow, collateral, debt ratios or any number of loan underwriting criteria save one – credit [...]

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Financing Your Business With A Micro Loan

Why you should use a micro loan to finance your business.
July 6, 2014

Micro business loans are just that – micro. In fact, most micro lenders – especially those supported and backed by the SBA – offer anywhere up to $35,000 in a single loan. However, know that the average loan – especially the first micro loan for a business – is around $10,300 [...]

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Watch Your Bank, They Are Finding More Ways To Charge You Fees – legally or not

Banks finding new ways to get at your money.
July 5, 2014

We live in a global world. Not only do businesses that make goods in one country sell those goods in another (or more) but many services businesses from one country actually operate in many other countries.

Take banks for example. Many international banks have operations right here in the U.S. [...]

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Improve Your Customer Service With Better Customer Hours

Increase your business's revenue by improving your business hours.
July 5, 2014

A decade a go or so, Wal-Mart went to 24 hours a day – many of their stores are always open – some even on the holidays.

In fact, just this weekend – this 4th of July weekend – Wal-Mart stores in and around the Boston area were open on the 4th – [...]

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Friday's Business Profile: Worldwide Express – 4th of July Special

Starting with nothing and growing a startup buisness into $550 million sales worldwide.
July 4, 2014

On Fridays, we like to profile companies – usually financial services firms – as a way to bring the names and products of these companies into the minds of business owners in need of those products or services.

However, since this Friday is the 4th of July, we though we would expand the companies we profile [...]

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Friday's Business Profile: c3/consulting – 4th of July Special

Business profile on a great successful startup business.
July 4, 2014

Let's take this day – the day that we celebrate America – and look at a company that realized the American Dream (still realizing it for that matter).

This is not just to promote this company's success but to inspire you to get out there and live your dream. You have to reach out for the American Dream now [...]

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Finally Real Job Growth But, Who Is Hiring?

Hiring is on the rise finally led by small businesses.
July 3, 2014

Great news today. Our economy, according to the Labor Department, has created some 288,000 thousand new jobs in the month of June. Great, great news.

Now, remember, this is a pre-adjusted numbers. And, for the most part these numbers will tend to be adjusted down a bit [...]

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As A Taxpayer, Do You Have Any Rights When It Comes To Dealing With The IRS?

Your rights as taxpayers according to the IRS.
July 3, 2014

Did you know that last month, the IRS – who has been in the news lately for potentially violating American citizen's rights – published their own "Taxpayer Bill Of Rights."

Now, we assume this means all taxpayers including both individuals and business taxpayers.

The IRS's Taxpayer Bill of Rights

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Fed Chief Indirectly Helping Business Financing

Keeping interest rates down will help business lending continued unfettered.
July 2, 2014

Earlier today, Ms. Yellen, Chair of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System, indicated that she – as the NY Times puts it – "Won't Raise Rates to Fight Bubbles."

The Federal Reserve has a lot of tools – powerful financial tools – that could be use to guide the economy [...]

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Why Our Economy Needs To Focus More On Small Businesses

Why we need to support more small businesses.
July 2, 2014

If you know me, you know that I am a big advocate of small businesses. I love all businesses for that matter but small companies hold a special place with me – mostly because the passion and excitement – not to mention the creativity and innovation – these small firms bring to the playing field [...]

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Starting A New Business In The Chicago Area? Get Free Money and Business Help

Learn how to really grow your startup business.
July 2, 2014

Pathfinder, a software design and development company, is sponsoring a start up business challenge in Chicago – The Chicago Lean Startup Challenge.

In this challenge, a 14 week program designed to help you get your company up and running the right way, begins with [...]

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New Year, Lower Taxes On Businesses - Yes, In July

Lower business taxes will make this month seem like the holidays.
July 1, 2014

You might have heard about Christmas in July. But, have you heard about July 1st being a New Year?

Well it might seem just like Christmas during this New Year in July – here is why [...]

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Will Increasing Small Business Borrowing Help Improve Our Economy

Small business borrowing in on the rise, will consumers also increase their spending?
July 1, 2014

Thomson Reuters/PayNet periodically puts out a small business index related to the amount of borrowing small companies are doing at any given point in time.

And, their most recent data shows that; "U.S. small businesses boosted borrowing for a third straight month in May [...]"

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The Shifting Of Power In the Work Place

Who has more power in the work place, the employee or the employer?
June 30, 2014

In the United Kingdom (UK), the government extended the rights of all workers to request flexible working schedule from their employers.

Prior to this day, June 30, 2014, only employees who are parents of children under 17 could ask – key word here 'ask' – their employer for a flexible working [...]

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Should You Use A Business Loan Broker?

Will a loan broker really help you get financing?
June 30, 2014

This is an age old question – to use a broker or not to use one when seeking financing for your business.

Many fear – and rightly so – that brokers are out for themselves more then they are out for finding the right product (the right business loan) for a client [...]

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Bringing Back The SBA’s 504 Small Business Loan Refinancing Program?

Will the SBA's 504 refinance program return?
June 30, 2014

A lot can be said about the Small Business Administration (SBA) these days from being a political pawn to helping businesses that are not really small businesses. But, I personally think the agency (despite all its flaws) has done a lot of good for both small companies in this country [...]

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Saying Yes To Helping American Businesses Increase Their Exports Worldwide

Government financing programs for businesses seeking to export goods and services
June 29, 2014

Have you heard about the Ex-Im Bank or the Export – Import Bank of the United States?

If not, and your company is in the business of exporting products or services overseas or is thinking about tapping into the 96% of all worldwide consumers that do not live within the U.S. [...]

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What Is Up With Our Economy & Will It Ever End?

What is happening to our economy? Are we in a free fall again?
June 28, 2014

Nearly 5 and a half years ago, our economy tanked – flopped – went down the drain – whatever you want to call it.

In fact, in 2008, our economy, as a measure of Gross Domestic Product (GDP) fell by a whopping 3.8% in the fourth quarter of that year. It was considered the biggest slowdown in over 26 years [...]

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New Way To Fund Your Growing Business

New way to bootstrap your small business
June 28, 2014

From time to time I hear about great bootstrapping ideas for businesses – ideas that I like to share. If other can find success from these unconventional ways of rising capital then maybe you can too.

Bootstrapping is essentially finding and using any way possible to get the money your business needs to start, grow [...]

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Friday's Business Profile: Fundbox

Fundbox's alternative financing for really small businesses.
June 13, 2014

Far too many small businesses grow themselves broke each and every year. The following is how these companies usually find themselves in this situation and how they could have better manage their cash flow to avoid this event – information so that you do not make the same mistake.

Growing Your Business Broke

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1 Key To Properly Managing Your Small Business

Bill Cosby on father's day helping your mananage your business.
June 12, 2014

I was looking up some information regarding Father's Day since I have a father, my wife has a father and I am a father.

And, I came across this quote from Bill Cosby:

"If the new American father feels bewildered and even defeated, let him take comfort from the fact that whatever he does […]"

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Lessons Learned From A Start Up Failure

A start up's failure's lessons.
June 11, 2014

Came across this article based on the shuttering of Funding Community – a debt crowdfunding platform that just did not make it.

Unlike peer-to-peer lending services like Lending Club or Prosper who focus mostly on funding consumers by consumers, Funding Community was looking more at funding new and small businesses [..]

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Business Loans: Getting Your Down Payment

Your business loan down payment.
June 10, 2014

Probably one of the biggest shocks that business owners face when applying for a business loan is the fact that they have to put up a down payment followed closely by the amount of that required payment.

A loan-to-value (LTV) requirement is already built into most loan underwriting processes […]

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Destroying Small Businesses City By City

Seattle's minimum wage increase hurts small businesses.
June 9, 2014

The city of Seattle Washington, on June 3rd, passed a severe pay increase for certain minimum wage employers within the city. And, it is very complex.

First, the national minimum wage rate is $7.25 per hour. The state of Washington's minimum wage rate is $9.32 per hour. Wondering why those Starbuck coffees are so expensive […]

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Small Business Management: Beware

Should your small business hire a consultant.
June 7, 2014

Found this in my email and not only did I think it was funny but that it also had a true element to it about those giving advice to you and your business.

This email was titled; "The spoon" – […]

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Friday's Business Profile: PayPal

Paypal's working capital cash advance product review.
June 6, 2014

By now, you should have heard of – at least – if not already be using – PayPal. PayPal started in a back office of a Venture Capital firm and was one of the first to facilitate ways to make payments individual to individual as well as individual to business and business to business.

Bought by eBay to […]

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Why You Need A Business Loan Is The Key To Getting One

The key to getting a business loan and using it properly to grow your business.
June 5, 2014

Far too many business owners – new entrepreneurs or experienced managers – usually go after business loans for the wrong reasons.

I have seen business after business think they need additional outside capital to spur growth when they actually needed to look more at their spending and […]

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Managing Your Small Business's Finances To Actually Grow Your Business

How to manage your business's finances.
June 3, 2014

First things first. Financial management is about the management part – nothing else.

Last week, while I was traveling, I listened to Mark Cuban (the billionaire) on the Dave Ramsey show (Dave Ramsey is a well known personal financial expert).

Near the end of the program, Dave asked Mark what he would recommend […]

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Yes, You Can Still Get A Start Up Business Loan Today – 3 Simply Ways

Saying yes to your start up business loan.
June 2, 2014

With the economy picking up some steam but not really going anywhere fast – combined with a poor job market – there are those that are starting to taking control of their financial lives and thinking about or jumping right in and starting a small business.

And, know that you can make money from anything – and I mean anything. You just have to […]

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SBA Micro Loan Programs vs. City Micro Loan Programs

Understanding micro loan programs for start ups and small businesses.
May 31, 2014

Most people that have heard of micro loans know that the SBA backs many of these lenders. It really fits in with the overall mission of what the Small Business Administration (SBA) should be doing to help promote new and growing businesses in our nation; who in turn create jobs, provide needed products and services in our communities and […]

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Friday's Business Profile: Square

Square capital's business cash advance.
May 30, 2014

Running the daily operations of your business is one thing – especially if your company is one that is taking advantage of certain aspects of our new economy – like being completely mobile.

If you are mobile (all the time or just periodically), you have to run your operations mobile which means taking payments from customers mobile. Now, cash can […]

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5 Place Where You Can Get A Start Up Business Loan Today

Where to find money for your start up business.
May 27, 2014

The good news about starting a business in today's environment is that it does not take as much capital as it use to. Technology – especially online technology – has significantly reduced the costs of starting a new business; by either allowing you to have an online presence with far international research […]

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Financing Investor Owned Real Estate Or Investment Property

Financing investment real estate.
May 26, 2014

The commercial real estate market, in my opinion, is ripe for the picking. Not only is there a good supply of property available for companies wanting to expand into their own building(s) but with interest rates remaining low and property value not yet rising up, getting that or those buildings for your company could […]

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3 Ways To Get Rid Of Your Employees And Save Your Business

How to get rid of employees in your small business.
May 25, 2014

Having employees is no longer beneficial to any business. They are just too costly when compared to the actual value they bring to your company. There is just too much regulation regarding them that not only puts you and your business at risk but now, past employees are trying to do everything […]

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5 Items to Getting A Commercial Real Estate Loan Today

How to landing a commercial real estate loan.
May 24, 2014

Interest rates continue to remain low. Property values – especially commercial property values – have yet to over inflate themselves. And, there still remains a strong supply of property or even raw land available – although foreign investors are snatching up all they can as fast as they can.

Bottom line – it is still a good market to get the property your business needs to grow […]

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Business Grants - Even Your Company Can Get One

Grants for for-profit small businesses.
May 23, 2014

There is good news and bad news. Let’s start with the bad news.

So, by now you have heard about the solar company that received a $100 million business grant from our government. Or, the student loan collection company that received $35 million in a state business grant (in your state) or the research firm that received $500,000 […]

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Venture Capital Funding For New Or Small Businesses

Venture capital for small businesses.
May 20, 2014

Venture capital (VC) has always been a mixed bag when it comes to funding small businesses.

Clearly, getting a $1 million dollar or more investment in your company can really help your small firm propel its growth – rapidly. Yet, venture capital is not for all businesses and not all businesses […]

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Can I Use Crowdfunding Yet To Fund My Start Up Or Growing Business?

Crowdfund your start up business.
May 19, 2014

In 2011 – over three years ago – our national legislation passed and the President signed the Jumpstart Our Business Startup Act (JOBS Act) which, according to Wikipedia, the JOBS Act;

is a law intended to encourage funding of United States small businesses by easing various securities regulations." […]

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Want A Job And Higher Wages? Then Start Your Own Business

Forget a job, start your own business.
May 16, 2014

Why rely on someone else or some else’s business to secure you financial future – e.g. pay you a wages bi-monthly for 30 plus years?

Why not take matters into your hand and build your own future – higher than you can get from anyone else – and never have to worry about the job market or income levels […]

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Financing Commercial Real Estate And Getting It Right

Financing your business's commercial real estate needs the right way.
May 15, 2014

Buying commercial real estate for your business will probably be one of the hardest transactions you ever have to do. It is like the hassles of buying a house but on steroids.

However, it can also be one of the most satisfying transactions you do make in your business.

For one, owning your own property can truly be the catalyst that propels your business […]

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Where Are All The New Businesses?

Fewer new businesses in this new economy.
May 13, 2014

According to the Small Business and Entrepreneurship Council;

  • The level of entrepreneurship has declined in recent years. That is, the number of self-employed in the U.S. has dropped notably. Incorporated self-employed fell from 5.78 million in 2008 to 5.12 million in 2011 […]

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National Small Business Week 2014

Small Business Week 2014.
May 12, 2014

What exactly is the "National Small Business Week?"

According to the SBA,

Every year since 1963, the President of the United States has issued a proclamation announcing National Small Business Week, which recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs […]

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What Is A Business Term Loan Anyway Compared To A Revolving Business Loan?

What is a term business loan?
May 9, 2014

If you go and look at lending website from banks, credit unions, alternative lenders, SBA lenders, etc. some of them will specifically outline the types of business loans they offer like equipment loans or commercial vehicle loans or inventory loans and some of these lenders will just lump them all together […]

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Secured Business Loans vs. Unsecured Business Loans – What is better for your company?

Unsecured business loans
May 7, 2014

An unsecured business loan sounds great doesn’t it? No risk to your business assets, no risk to your personal assets, no real risk to you at all.

That does sound great. The problem is that unsecured business loans are nearly a myth in today’s market. Do they exist? Yes. Can you get one […]

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Building Your Personal Credit To Get A Business Loan

Fixing your perosnal credit to get a business loan.
May 6, 2014

Credit matters. Yes, your personal credit. No business lender will approve your business loan request without first pulling your personal credit history.

And, if you don't have any credit or if your credit is bad, they will walk away from your request. They know that if you […]

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Business Grant For Women-Owned Businesses Only

Business grant for women owned busnesses by women.
May 5, 2014

Have you seen this business grant? It is one of the best private grant programs that we have seen in a long time – not just in the fact that it is a true business grant for "for-profit business" but that it actually offers a substantial award amount that can make a significant difference […]

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4 Reasons Personal Loans Can Be Used For Business

Personal loans for business.
May 2, 2014

I know, if you what to start a business or grow your business and need capital to do so, you would expect to rely on that business (its assets and its cash flow) to secure that business loan. If it is for a business need and you want a business loan […]

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3 Keys To Qualify For A Bank Business Loan In 2014

Getting a bank loan in 2014.
March 8, 2014

One of the hottest issues for businesses across this nation over the last 5 plus year is access to capital - capital needed to start, run and grow businesses and eventually capital to hire, build wealth and grow this economy.

And, banks, in particular, bare the brunt of this. They are perceived to have all the money, they are perceived to be heartless […]

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Are There Any Women Owned Business Loans?

Loans for business women.
March 1, 2014

Women owned business loans have become a very hot search topic recently.

Why?

According to a State of Women Owned Business Report; "The number of businesses owned by women in the United States has increased 59% since 1997, according to an estimate from American Express." – that’s why […]

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Is A SBA Loan Right For Your New Or Small Business?

Understanding SBA loans.
February 27, 2014

There are essentially three SBA business loan programs for small businesses. But, within these three categories, there are different limits, requirements and restrictions.

And, it is by understanding these programs, and their limitations, if one of these loan programs is right for your small business.

First things first. The SBA does […]

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Difference Between Business Loans From Banks And Credit Unions

Difference between banks and credit unions.
February 23, 2014

Not all credit unions offer business loans. But, did you also know that not all banks offer business loans?

Some banks only offer commercial real estate loans. Some banks only offer agricultural related loans. And, some banks don't offer any type of business loan at all.

However, when they do […]

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Why Capital Lookup For Your Business's Financing Needs?

Why Capital LookUp.
February 22, 2014

There are roughly half a million new businesses started each year. And, while those new companies may have great business ideas, the vast majority of them, some two-thirds according to the SBA, have to find some way, outside their business or outside their own personal or family resources, to finance [...]

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