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debt capital vs equity capital

Debt Capital vs Equity Capital

Capital – when used in the context of running a business, it refers to the money a business needs in order to provide goods and services to its customers. Whether it’s a retail store, restaurant, professional photography, manufacturing, etc., all businesses need capital to operate. Granted, capital requirements vary from business to business depending on…

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unsecured vs secured loans

Unsecured vs Secured Loans: How These Funding Types Differ

Starting a new business typically requires at least some upfront monetary investment. There are two specific types types of loans for small businesses: unsecured vs secured loans. Both are viable options to consider when funding your business. However, unsecured and secured loans each have their own unique characteristics. ¬†So, what’s the difference between these loan…

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factoring vs accounts receivable financing

Factoring vs Accounts Receivable Financing

Factoring and accounts receivable are two forms of financing based on “receivables,” offering business owners and entrepreneurs an alternative to traditional bank loans. If you need cash now, you should consider these financing options. Both factoring loans and accounts receivable financing provide fast cash for working capital, without jumping through the hoops of traditional debt…

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bridge loan vs mezzanine loan

Bridge Loan vs Mezzanine Loan

Bridge loans and mezzanine loans are two common financing options available for small businesses and entrepreneurs. They are both used for short-term financing, offering immediate cash when you need it most. However, there are also some key differences between a bridge loan vs mezzanine loan. So, let’s dive into the differences between these loan types…

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hard money vs soft money

Hard Money vs Soft Money: What’s the Difference?

There’s a great deal of confusion regarding the terms, “Hard Money vs Soft Money”. Some people assume that hard money is simply cash on hand, while soft money is cash on paper, however, this isn’t necessarily true. Instead, these terms are used to refer to money that is loaned and used for a specific purpose….

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angel funding vs venture capital

Angel Funding vs Venture Capital

Are you in need of capital to fund your business idea? One of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs is securing funding. Unless you have a proven record of success, you may struggle to obtain funding. But without funds, you can’t necessarily run a successful business, so it’s somewhat of a catch 22. The good…

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rollover as a business startup

Pros and Cons of Rollover as a Business Startup

Attaining funding is one of the biggest challenges faced by entrepreneurs seeking to start their own business. Without capital, you may struggle to turn your vision of a profitable business into a reality. While there are dozens of funding options for small businesses, one of the lesser-known as rollover as a business startup (ROBS). The…

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how to manage cash flow

How to Manage Cash Flow for Your Business

Poorly managed cash flow is one of the most common reasons why small businesses fail. The term “cash flow” refers to money moving in and out of a business. The sale of goods and services, for instance, yields a positive cash flow, while business expenditures, overhead, payroll and loan payments yields a negative cash flow….

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biggest challenges facing small business owners

The Biggest Challenges Facing Small Business Owners

Running a successful small business is no easy task. While anyone can start a business, it takes hard work and dedication to make it succeed. This is why more than half of all small businesses in the United States fail within their first five years of operation. So, what are some of the biggest challenges…

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how to work with an investor

How to Work with an Investor?

While there are dozens of ways to raise capital for a small-to-mid-sized business, most fall under one of two categories: debt capital or venture capital. Debt capital is a traditional loan that the borrower must pay back, while venture capital is capital that is traded in exchange for equity (ownership) in the company. When seeking…

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how to create a business plan

How to Create a Business Plan – The Basics

Attempting to start a small business without planning ahead is a sure-fire recipe for disaster. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), there are roughly 28 million businesses with fewer than 500 employees in the United States. Unfortunately, many of these small businesses will end up closing their doors after just a few years. However,…

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private business funding

Frequently Asked Questions about Private Business Funding

As a private business owner, you may have some questions about funding. Today, we’re going to take a closer¬†look at some of the more frequently asked questions, and answers, about private business funding. Questions About Private Business Funding How Much Funding Do I Need? Being that no two businesses are exactly the same, there’s no…

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