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Private Equity vs Venture Capital: What’s the Difference?

When researching ways to fund your company, you’ve probably come across the terms private equity and venture capital. Both methods involve raising capital through the sale of equity. To acquire capital, you would sell some of your company’s shares to either a private equity or venture capital firm. Today we’ll take a look at the…

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How to Become an Entrepreneur

If you’re tired of working to make someone else money, such as your employer, you may be wondering how to become an entrepreneur. Most entrepreneurs are typically forward-thinking individuals who take the initiative to start their own business. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), entrepreneurs operate about 28 million small businesses in the United…

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How to Get Startup Money for a Business?

When launching a startup, you’ll need money to cover short-term expenses like inventory, advertising, payroll and insurance until your new business begins to generate a steady stream of revenue. Insufficient funding is one of the most common reasons new businesses fail. Many entrepreneurs launch their business without taking the time to secure funding, believe their…

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What are Startup Costs?

When launching a new business, you’ll likely incur a myriad of expenses. Whether your business sells a product or service – to consumers or other businesses – you’ll need to purchase non-recurring purchase goods to get it up and running. Known as startup costs, they are vital to launching a new business. But failure to…

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What is EBITDA?

Tracking cash flow is important to businesses, although it’s not the only financial metric used to measure profitability. Another metric is (EBITDA) or Earnings Before Interest, Tax, Depreciation and Amortization. While not classified as part of the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), EBITDA can provide insight into a…

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Asset Turnover – What Does it Mean?

When measuring key performance indicators (KPIs) of your business’s operations, you should pay attention to asset turnover. Also known as asset turns, it provides insight into your business’s ability to use its current assets to generate sales or revenue. Unless you’re familiar with the term, you may be wondering what it is and how it’s…

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What Does Liquidity Mean in Business?

Liquidity can affect a business’s ability to carry out its operations by improving or restricting the ease at which it can secure cash. Businesses with strong liquidity will have an easier time securing cash to fund their operations than businesses with poor liquidity. So, what does liquidity mean in business and how does it work?…

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What is Business Development?

Business development is a key concept with which entrepreneurs must familiarize themselves to succeed in today’s competitive commercial landscape. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), about one in five small businesses fail within their first year, while one in two small businesses fail within their first five years. As an entrepreneurial business owner,…

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How to Build Business Credit?

Building strong, positive credit for your business can help you secure funding with greater ease. Unless you’re applying for a secured loan, the lender will probably evaluate your business credit. If you have bad business credit or no business credit, you may struggle to approved for a loan. But there are ways to build business…

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How to Start a Business with No Money

All businesses require capital to cover their startup and operational expenses. Unfortunately, this leaves many entrepreneurs facing the age-old paradox: How do you start a business if you don’t have any money? A report published by Wells Fargo found that most small businesses need an average of $10,000 to get up and running. While some…

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How to Get a Business License

If you’re planning to operate a business, one of the first things you will need to do is acquire the necessary licenses and permits. Failure to do so could leave your new business subject to fines or, in extreme cases, forced closure by your state or local municipality. While there are several types of licenses…

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How to Qualify for a Business Loan

Just because you apply for a business loan, there’s no guarantee that you’ll get approved for it. According to research cited by Small Business Trends, banks only approve about one-quarter of all small business loan applications. It can be frustrating when you spend time and energy applying for a loan, only for the lender to…

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