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5 Things That Can Hurt Your Business Credit Score

Not all credit bureaus specialize in consumer credit reporting services. Some of them offer services to businesses. Dun & Bradstreet, Experian and Equifax, for instance, all offer credit reporting services for businesses. If you’re trying to obtain a loan or any other form of debt-based financing, you should be conscious of your business credit score….

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SBA Releases Simplified Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a new simplified application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans with a value of $50,000. The new application makes it easier for businesses to apply for forgiveness. It has fewer fields and requires less information. If you obtained a PPP loan but haven’t yet applied for forgiveness,…

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Equity vs Debt Offering: What’s the Difference?

Companies often raise capital through offerings. When a company needs money to further grow its operations, it may look towards an offering. There are several types of offerings, however, including equity and debt. While they can both be used to raise capital, they aren’t the same. Equity and debt offerings work in different ways. What’s…

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What Are the Best Business Loans If You Have Bad Credit?

Obtaining financing is often a struggle for entrepreneurs with bad credit. Lenders use credit scores for risk assessment purposes. When an entrepreneur applies for a business loan, the lender will look at his or her credit score. With bad credit, the lender will likely deny the entrepreneur of a loan, believing he or she won’t…

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Are Business Loans Tax Deductible?

Taxes are one of the biggest expenses you’ll encounter when running a business. Assuming your business is profitable, you’ll have to pay taxes. The good news is that you can often claim write-offs to minimize your business’s tax liabilities. If you buy a product or service that is considered essential to your business’s money-making activities,…

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5 Things You Should Do Before Meeting With an Investor

Are you preparing to meet with an investor? Investors often hold the key to a business’s success. They can loan or give you the money needed to grow your business’s operations into a thriving enterprise. If you don’t make a positive impression, though, you may walk away empty-handed. You can increase your chances of striking…

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How to Calculate Company Valuation

Calculating company valuation can provide insight into the economic value of your business. Companies are bought and sold every day. If your company has positive profit margins — or even if it has the potential for positive profit margins — there are probably entrepreneurs who are willing to buy it. Whether you intend to sell…

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The Time to Refinance Is Now — Interest Rates Are Low

There’s never been a better time to refinance. Over the past six months, banks and private lenders alike have slashed their interest rates. If you have one or more business loans, you should consider taking advantage of the market’s historically low interest rates by refinancing. Lenders won’t offer these low interest rates forever. Rather, they’ll…

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What Credit Score to Lenders Look Use When Applying for a Business Loan?

When applying for a business loan, you might be wondering what credit score lenders use. Most lenders don’t blindly offer money to businesses. They want to know that businesses can pay them back, so lenders evaluate their credit score during the application process. Businesses with a high credit score are more likely to get approved…

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Private Lending vs a PPP Loan: What’s the Difference?

You don’t have to tap into your personal savings account or credit cards to finance your business. While using personal funds is always an option, there are alternative ways to get money for your business, including private lending or a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. Unless you’re familiar with them, you might be wondering how…

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Lending Opportunities in the Era of COVID-19

Are you trying to secure financing for your business? Since making landfall at the beginning of 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has shuttered businesses throughout the United States. Local and state governments have forced many nonessential businesses to close. Combined with decreased consumer confidence, many businesses are now struggling to stay afloat. There are financial…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Seed Funding

You can’t expect to get your new company off the ground without adequate capital. Whether you’re launching a business-to-consumer (B2C) or business-to-business (B2B) company, you’ll need money to create a profitable company. While there are dozens of ways to secure capital for a new company, many entrepreneurs prefer seed funding. The Beginner’s Guide to Seed…

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