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How to Improve Your Business’s Balance Sheet

Is your business’s balance sheet in disarray? Regardless of the size of your business, or the industry in which it works, you may want to use a balance sheet to track its financial health. Balance sheets, of course, are accounting documents that list all of a business’s assets, liabilities and shareholders’ equity for a given…

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What Is a Gatekeeper in Business Financing?

You can’t grow your business without capital. All businesses need capital to expand their operations and, ultimately, become profitable. While you can always seek financing from a bank, you may want to consider partnering with a gatekeeper. Gatekeepers hold the metaphorical keys to financing solutions. They can help you obtain capital with which to finance…

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Refinancing vs Consolidating Business Debt: What’s the Difference?

How much debt does your business have? According to an Experian study, the average small business has nearly $200,000 of debt. Medium- and large-sized businesses, of course, typically owe more money to lenders and creditors. While debt is common when running a business, it can have a significant and negative impact on profitability. If your…

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An Introduction to Equipment Financing: What You Should Know

Regardless of what your business does exactly, it will probably require equipment. Nearly all businesses have at least some type of equipment. Common examples of business-related equipment include vehicles, furniture, machines, forklifts, appliances and material handling devices. Business-related equipment, though, isn’t cheap. Some businesses spend tens of thousands of dollars — or even hundreds of…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mezzanine Financing

When researching alternative ways to finance your business, you may come across mezzanine financing. There are mezzanine loans that you can use to cover your business’s expenses. They are offered by banks and private lenders. Mezzanine loans, however, aren’t the same as traditional business loans. They feature characteristics of both equity and debt financing vehicles….

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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Has Ended. Now What?

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has officially come to a close. As of May 31, 2021, lenders are no longer accepting applications for PPP loans. Now that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has ended the PPP, you might be wondering what alternative financing options are available for your business. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)…

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5 Common Business Valuation Mistakes to Avoid

Are you planning to conduct a valuation of your business? By calculating the value of your business, you can secure equity financing without forfeiting an excessive amount of ownership Maybe you want to raise capital by taking your business public via an initial public offering (IPO), or perhaps you want to raise capital by selling…

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What Do Lenders Look for If You Have Bad Credit?

Getting approved for a business loan isn’t always easy. While different lenders have different requirements, many of them will evaluate your business’s credit score as well as your personal credit score. It’s a risk analysis process. By evaluating your credit scores, lenders can gauge your risk of default. Bad credit indicates a high risk of…

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What Is Acquisition Financing and How Does It Work?

Does your business have its eyes set on acquiring another business? Acquisitions have become increasingly common. In 2020, there were over 10,000 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) executed among U.S. businesses. While you can always use your business’s own capital to acquire another business, you may want to seek financing for it. Fortunately, acquisition financing is…

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The Pros and Cons of Using a Microloan to Finance Your Business

Is your business in need of financing? While you can always apply for a traditional loan from a bank or alternative lender, you may want to consider a microloan. Microloans live up to their namesake by consisting of small amounts of money. Assuming your business doesn’t need to borrow a substantial amount of money, a…

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Understanding Burn Rate and How It Affects Your Startup

Burn rate is an important metric to consider when seeking venture capital. If you’re planning to launch a new business — or if you’ve already launched a new business — you want to secure financing from a venture capital firm. Venture capital firms are financial organizations that specifically invest in startups. When seeking venture capital,…

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Business Plan vs Marketing Plan: What’s the Difference?

You can’t expect the win the confidence of investors unless you prepare the right documents. Investors are highly selective when choosing businesses in which to invest. If they believe your business is poised to grow and succeed, they may offer to purchase an ownership stake in it. You’ll have an easier time winning investors’ confidence…

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