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What Is Later Stage Financing?

It’s not just startups that require financing. Businesses of all shapes and sizes often need extra capital to carry out their operations. Later stage financing is available for businesses that have already established a foothold in their respective market. It’s offered by venture capitalists, many of whom seek to invest in established businesses. What is…

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What Is Debt-Service Coverage Ratio in Business Financing?

When using loans, lines of credit or other forms of debt financing, you should pay attention to your business’s debt-service coverage ratio. Most businesses have at least some debt. Statistics show that the average debt held by small- and medium-sized businesses is $100,000 to $250,000. Whether your business holds more or less debt, though, you…

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How to Obtain a Business Term Loan With No Credit

You don’t need good credit to obtain financing for your business. There are a variety of financing options available. While some of them do, in fact, require good credit, others don’t require any credit. You can obtain a business term loan, for instance, with no credit. How to Obtain a Business Term Loan With No…

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5 Reasons to Conduct a SWOT Analysis of Your Business

No matter what type of business you operate, it can probably benefit from a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. A SWOT analysis explores these four elements. Also known as a SWOT matrix, it’s been around for over a half-century. The SWOT analysis formula was originally developed by researchers at Stanford University in the…

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Business Loan vs Credit Card: Which Financing Method Is Best?

Is lack of capital restricting your business’s growth? All businesses need capital to grow. When seeking capital, though, you might be wondering whether to choose a loan or credit card. Loans and credit cards are financing solutions. While you can use either of them to grow your business, they aren’t the same Business Loan vs…

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What Is Follow-On Funding? Here’s What You Should Know

A single round of funding probably won’t suffice. Most businesses go through multiple rounds of funding. Startups, for instance, typically go through four rounds of funding, including Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C. While you can seek funding from a variety of different sources, you may want to look at your business’s existing…

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5 Benefits of Using a Bridge Loan to Finance Your Business

Bridge loans have become a popular financing solution for businesses. Also known as a “bridging loan” in the United Kingdom, it’s a short-term loan that’s designed to finance a business’s operations until the business secured long-term finances or generates a sufficient amount of capital. Bridge loans live up to their namesake by bridging gaps in…

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Promissory Note vs Personal Guarantee: What’s the Difference?

Starting, as well as growing, a business requires capital. Depending on the size of your business, you may need anywhere from $50,000 to over $1 million. While you can finance your business with a loan, you may encounter some otherwise confusing terms, such as promissory notes and personal guarantees. All lenders will require you to…

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What Is a Secondary Buyout and How Does It Work?

Buyouts are common in the corporate world. Even if a company isn’t publicly traded, an investment firm may purchase a controlling interest in it. This is typically done by purchasing shares of the company. Investment firms may agree to purchase enough shares of the company so that they have a controlling interest in it. With…

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An Introduction to Capital Structure in Business Financing

Have you heard of capital structure? It’s a financing concept that nearly all types of businesses use. Whether you have a small business, medium-sized business or a large business, you may use capital structure. All businesses need capital. Capital structure reflects the way in which businesses raise and use capital to finance their operations. For…

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Business Loan vs Merchant Cash Advance: What’s the Difference?

Choosing the right financing solution for your business is undoubtedly important. Nearly all businesses need some type of financing. While you can always get a business loan, though, another financing solution to consider is a merchant cash advance. Business loans are more common, but merchant cash advances offer their own benefits. To determine which financing…

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The Pros and Cons of a Secured Line of Credit

If you’re thinking about using a secured line of credit to finance your business’s operations, you might be wondering what advantages and disadvantages it offers. Many businesses use a secured line of credit. Rather than obtaining a loan, they’ll seek a line of credit from a bank or alternative lender. What are the pros and…

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