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6 Things to Consider When Applying for a Business Line of Credit

Rather than financing your business with a loan, you may want to use a line of credit. You can use it to cover the cost of equipment, inventory, materials, utilities and other expenses. A line of credit is essentially a revolving credit account. You can repeatedly draw money from the line of credit as long…

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The ABCs of Venture Capital: Terms You Need to Know

Venture capital offers a convenient form of financing for startups and early-stage businesses. Rather than taking out a loan, entrepreneurs can sell some of their business to an investor. Investors who purchase an equity stake in early-stage businesses are known as venture capitalists. While venture capital may sound straightforward, though, it encompasses many different terms….

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Unlimited vs Limited Personal Guarantees: What’s the Difference?

Many lenders require borrowers to make a personal guarantee when applying for a business loan. If your business is still in its early stages, it may not have any credit. And a lack of credit can make it difficult to obtain a business loan. Lenders, however, may offer you a business loan if you’re willing…

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Beware of Variable-Rate Loans and Rising Interest Rates

If you’re thinking about financing your business with a loan, you may want to avoid variable-rate loans. Loans have become a popular financing solution for businesses. Research shows that approximately half of all small business owners in the United States have applied for a loan. While a variable-rate loan can provide your business with capital,…

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How Convertible Debt Financing Works

Have you heard of convertible debt financing? Also known as convertible bond or convertible note financing, it’s popular among startups. Startups often lack the creditworthiness of seasoned, well-established businesses. As a result, they may struggle to obtain loans. Debt financing is an alternative solution, though. Even if your business is still in the early stages…

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Is an Equipment Loan Right for Your Business?

If you’re planning to purchase new business-related equipment in the near future, you might be wondering whether an equipment loan is a smart financing solution. Nearly all businesses use some type of equipment to facilitate their operations. Whether your business sells tangible goods or services, it will likely require equipment. New equipment, of course, can…

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5 Tips on Dealing With Gatekeepers

When seeking financing for your business, you may encounter gatekeepers. Gatekeepers are advisors who work for institutional investors. If an institutional investor has little or no experience, he or she may partner with a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper will offer advice regarding which businesses are worth investing in and which ones aren’t. While you can always…

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What Is Preapproved Business Loan?

Have you been offered a preapproved business loan? Many banks and other lenders offer them to their clients. Like all loans, preapproved business loans involve borrowing money. You’ll have to repay the bank or lender from which you borrowed the money. Preapproved business loans, however, are typically faster and easier to obtain than many other…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) for Business Financing

If your business needs additional capital to cover its operational costs, you may assume that a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a smart choice. After all, it will allow you to tap into your home’s equity. You can use your home’s equity to secure a HELOC. You can then use this line of…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Invoice Discounting

If your business uses invoices to collect payments from customers, you may want to use invoice discounting as a financing solution. It’s not the same as a traditional loan. While invoice discounting does, in fact, involve borrowing money from a lender, it leverages unpaid invoices. You can tap into your business’s unpaid invoices to raise…

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Public Equity vs Private Equity Financing: What’s the Difference?

You don’t have to take on debt to finance your business. While debt financing is always an option, many entrepreneurs prefer equity financing. With public equity or private equity financing, you can raise capital for your business without taking on debt. As their name suggests, they are forms of equity financing. While debt financing involves…

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An Introduction to SBA Express Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an extending lending program. According to a spokesperson for the SBA, it has provided over 1.6 million loans. Not all SBA loans are the same, however. There are many different types of SBA loans, including Express. An Introduction to SBA Express Loans What Are SBA Express Loans? SBA…

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