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How to Get Approved for a Business Line of Credit

Insufficient cash can spell disaster for your business. All businesses need cash to cover expenses. In addition to inventory, your business may incur expenses related to payroll, insurance, marketing and more. While you can always seek a loan, another form of financing is a line of credit. A business line of credit will allow you…

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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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How Credit Inquiries Affect Your Personal Credit Score

Maintaining a good personal credit score can open the doors to a world of new financing possibilities. Whether you’re looking to obtain a mortgage, a car loan or even a business loan, lenders may evaluate your personal credit score. Late payments, however, aren’t the only thing that can negatively affect your personal score. Running too…

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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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5 Things You Need to Know About Private Equity

An Initial Public Offering (IPO) isn’t the only way you can raise capital for your business. Even if your business isn’t publicly traded — and you have no plans of making it publicly traded — you can use private equity to finance it. Private equity specifically involves investments in private businesses, hence its name. When…

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What Is an Institutional Buyout (IBO)?

When researching different types of corporate acquisitions, you may come across institutional buyouts (IBOs). IBOs have become increasingly common in recent years. They allow investors to purchase an ownership stake in a given business. If the business grows and becomes successful, investors can then sell some or all of their stake for a profit. An…

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