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The reality is that few, if any, small businesses can survive without utilizing some form of credit. Here's why you should be using your small business credit card more.
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There are often misconceptions when it comes to building credit and improving a credit score. This is why seeking resources online or offline are important.
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Both big and small banks are approving a higher percentage of loan applications than at any time since the Great Recession. Here's why this is good news for small business owners and the...
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When you are looking for the funds to buy a franchise business, there are many avenues to explore. Franchise expert Jerry Pollio explains some of the most common.
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Credit card processing shouldn't be one size fits all. Here are 6 mistakes the credit card processing system makes with small businesses.
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One way to simplify spending for your company is to open a business credit account. Here are some tips on why and how to get business credit.
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The majority of small business owners rely solely on their personal creditworthiness to secure financing for their business. Here are key reasons to start building a creditworthy company for 2014.
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Trying to build business credit with bad personal credit? Learn how to acquire financing for your start-up or existing business regardless of bad credit.
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Looking for the best merchant services? Learn how to determine which merchant provider supplies the best services at the lowest cost.
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Merchant cash advances have become a way for retail stores and restaurants to borrow cash; however, interest rates charged make the "loan sharks" in the mob movies look like reasonable businessmen.
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One can never learn enough about the credit card industry, so while you're here, we'll share some surprising do's and don'ts about credit card usage.
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Credit card fraud is on the rise, especially when it comes to the Internet. Although it is becoming safer to enter your credit card online, there are still some precautions you should take.
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Few constituents of the American economy rely on their credit scores more than small business owners. Having good credit is often imperative to funding a small business, especially in the early startup days.
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Choosing the best business credit card isn’t always the easiest process, so we’ve done the research for you. Here are our picks for the best business credit cards currently available.
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Paying off one credit card with another sounds like a slippery slope to follow -- and that's because it is.
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If you're considering a new business credit card (or you're having trouble with your current card), here are 3 business card "gotchas" to be aware of and -- ultimately -- avoid.
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M&A transactions can be time consuming and stressful for a company and its management team. Learn some important things a company can do to maximize the likelihood of a successful sale.
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The credit application is one of the most powerful tools in your "credit toolbox." Learn how to improve your application to increase both your collections AND sales.
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Before you borrow, make sure you understand how various kinds of lenders differ, the most common loan types available, and which legal documents are involved.
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There are seven sources of capital available to private companies from banks and other lenders. They have different costs, restrictions and availability, and smart CEOs and CFOs need to be familiar with all...
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