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Common Reasons for Small Business Failure

There are more than 28 million small businesses operating in the United States with fewer than 500 employees, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Ask any entrepreneur and he or she will agree: there’s nothing that compares to the independence and freedom of working for yourself. You can set work at your own pace,…

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Gross Profit Margin

Business 101: What is Gross Profit Margin?

You’ll come across a number of financial terms when running a small business, some of which you probably know already. Among the most important terms, however, is gross profit margin. This metric reveals the overall “health” of a business and its profits. As such, it’s not uncommon for lenders to scrutinize an entrepreneur’s gross profit…

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Line of Credit

Funding 101: How to Get a Business Line of Credit

Starting your own business is no easy task. If it were, more people would be quitting their day jobs. One of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs and small business owners is acquiring a line of credit. Regardless of your niche/industry, you’ll probably need at least some credit to perform your day-to-day operations. Create a Business…

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what is bridge funding

What is a Bridge Loan? How Does it Work?

A bridge loan, also known as a caveat loan, is a type of financing that’s acquired by a business or entrepreneur while they wait for approval of a larger loan. It lives up to its namesake by “bridging” the gap between applying for a loan and getting approved. To determine whether or not this funding…

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Private Equity vs Venture Capital

Funding 101: Private Equity vs Venture Capital

Private equity and venture capital are often viewed as the same type of funding. They both involve outside firms that invest in companies for profit. But there are some major differences between private equity vs venture capital. Private equity forms typically focus their efforts on companies that have been in business for a significant length…

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Hard Money Loan

What is a Hard Money Loan?

When researching the different funding options available for small businesses, you may come across something known as a “hard money loan.” It’s arguably one of the easiest and fastest ways to acquire capital. But like all funding options, a hard money loan has its strengths and weaknesses. What is a Hard Money Loan? A hard…

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Business-Entrepreneur

Making the Transition from Employee to Entrepreneur

Are you thinking about starting your own business? Making the transition from employee to entrepreneur is a big step — and that’s putting it mildly. Rather than having someone tell you what to do and when to do, you’ll be 100% responsible for achieving your professional goals. So before telling your boss “I quit,” familiarize…

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Business Management 101

Business Management 101 – Ensure That You Get Paid

As a small business owner, it’s important to make sure that you get paid for your time and hard work. After all, you’ve probably spent countless hours building your brand and growing your business. With all of your time is focused on your business, you have to get paid from it, otherwise, you may struggle to pay your…

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7 Steps for Starting Your Own Business

So, you want to start your own business? Doing so gives you full control over your financial institution. Instead of relying on a “boss,” you control how much you earn. For a step-by-step walkthrough on starting your own business, keep reading. #1) Brainstorm Ideas The first step in starting your own business involves brainstorm ideas. What…

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Funding Proposal

How to Write a Funding Proposal

Do you know the correct way to write a funding proposal? If you’re an entrepreneur who’s looking to start his or her business, this is something you’ll need to learn. When deciding whether to approve or deny an applicant’s loan/credit application, lenders will typically look at their funding proposal. Failure to craft a professional, detailed…

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Is an Interest Rate Hike Right Around the Corner?

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and it looks like that time is now. Many financial analysts are predicting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. While there’s been talk about a possible interest rate hike for quite some time, there’s strong evidence indicating that it may finally happen. Interest rates have remained…

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Business 101: How to Manage Cash Flow for your Company

When you’re busy doing the countless number of tasks associated with launching a new business, it’s easy to overlook cash flow. Unfortunately, this is an all-too-common mistake made by entrepreneurs. After obtaining the necessary capital to get their business up and running, they neglect to monitor and nurture their flow of cash. Over time, this…

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