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6 Common Myths About Starting a Small Business

Small businesses are the driving force behind our country’s commercial infrastructure. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), there are currently over 30.2 million small businesses. Based on this figure, small businesses account for over 99% of all businesses in the United States. If you’re thinking about starting a small business, though, you shouldn’t…

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What is Cost of Sales and How is it Calculated?

Cost of sales is a key performance indicator (KPI) used to measure the financial health of a business. Also known as cost of products sold or cost of goods sold, it reveals the total direct cost a business incurs to produce its products or services. While retailers rely on this KPI extensively in their operations,…

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Need Funding for a Business? Here’s How Startup Funding Works

Starting a business requires more than just skills and motivation; it also requires money. According to a study cited by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), entrepreneurs spend an average of $30,000 to get their new business off the ground. So, if you’re thinking about starting your own company and need funding for a business,…

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How to Start a Small Business?

Starting a business is a dream shared by millions of entrepreneurs. It allows individuals to control their own financial destiny. Rather than working for another company, for instance, small business owners work for themselves. When their business succeeds, they’ll reap the direct benefits of this success. So the question on everyone’s mind is how to…

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How to Get a Business Loan?

Not every entrepreneur can fund his or her business venture or idea using only their own personal money. In fact, the National Small Business Association states that 73% of small businesses in the United States have used financing in the past 12 months. The SBA also states says that 63% of small business employers have…

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How to Raise Debt Capital

There are three primary types of capital that businesses can generate: equity, debt and hybrid. Equity capital involves selling shares of your stock in exchange for real money, whereas debt capital involves taking on debt in exchange for real money. And as the name suggests, hybrid capital combines elements of both types, such as a…

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How Does Mezzanine Financing Work?

Not all financing options fall under the linear categories of debt or equity-based. A third type of financing is a hybrid that combines elements of both debt and equity-based financing. Mezzanine financing, for instance, is one such hybrid option for business owners to consider. So, how does mezzanine financing work, and is right for your…

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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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What is Debt Capital and How Does it Work?

Every business needs capital to operate, regardless of its industry or niche. While there are several different options for generating this capital, one of the most common is small business loans. Capital generated through a loan is unique, however, which is why it’s referred to as “debt capital”. To learn more about what is debt…

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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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Polio, World War II, the Academy Awards, and Business Financing

“What on Earth can financing of a worthwhile Project possibly have to do with Polio, World War II and the Academy Awards?” Occasionally, Intrepid will receive a business plan that is genuinely inspired but – for some reason – the timing for the Project just isn’t quite right. Perhaps the technology to make the concept…

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