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If you're looking to shore up your existing small business operations, or cover startup costs for your small business, here are a few funding options.
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A home purchase usually requires a loan. The VA loan program was designed as a way to help military service members achieve financing for their homes.
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Will crowdfunding lose its lustre as the novelty fades and projects like the Veronica Mars film and tech startups get crowded out by apple pies and potato salad imitators?
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Michael Evans shares business predictions for 2015, foreseeing changes in the areas of interest rates, energy costs, social media, wearable tech, and more.
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When you are part of a small offline company, only accepting cash can seem like a safe bet. But it's not the smartest way to grow a business. Here's why.
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Chargeback management is complex; unfortunately, there are no quick-fix strategies that will totally eliminate your risk. If you sell things online, take heed of these prevention tactics.
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What's ahead and how can you position your company for a Republican congress and house of representative, and a Democratic executive office?
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Here are four surprising ways that business owners change when they know their business's credit scores.
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The new crop of "alternative lenders" that have popped up to fill the void left by banks offer an option to small businesses with bad credit.
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Devices that allow customers to swipe credit cards used to be reserved for small vendors, but today mobile payment systems are being used by all businesses.
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Credit cards are a convenient and safe form of payment that allows a small business to close a deal immediately. Here are four things to look for in a credit card processing service.
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If traditional bank loans and venture capital aren't up your alley when it comes to financing your small business, consider crowdfunding. Here's why this form of funding might be a great option.
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Just because big banks aren't lending to small businesses doesn't mean you don't have options. Find out how to get funding without the bank's help here.
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Venture capital funding is not right for every kind of business. If you decide to approach a VC, get the basics right before making first contact.
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As a venture capital and angel investor who has heard many pitches, I've compiled a list of mistakes and things to avoid if you're an entrepreneur seeking angel or venture financing.
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By state and federal law, you have the right to object to credit card billing errors. Learn the steps you should take to contest questionable charges on your account.
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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 is 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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