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How to Obtain Late-Stage Financing for Your Business

Startups aren’t the only businesses that need financing. Late-stage businesses often require financing as well. With extra capital on hand, they can enter new markets, develop new products and refine their operations. If you’re thinking about obtaining late-stage financing for your business, though, there are a few things you should know. How to Obtain Late-Stage…

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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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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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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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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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