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What Is a Lock-Up Agreement and How Does It Work?

When seeking equity financing for your business, you may be prohibited from selling stock shares for a specified length of time. Known as a lock-up agreement, it’s commonly used in Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) and equity financing deals. What is a lock-up agreement exactly, and how does it work? What Is a Lock-Up Agreement and…

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Debt Refinancing: Everything You Need to Know

Is your business drowning in debt? Most businesses have at least some debt. Statistics show that 20% of small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have $100,000 to $250,000 of debt, whereas 16% of SMBs have up to $1 million of debt. While there’s nothing wrong with financing your business’s operations with debt, you should be conscious…

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Understanding After Repair Value (ARV) When Investing in Real Estate

As a real estate investor, you can’t ignore the importance of after repair value (ARV). You’ll need capital to purchase homes or other properties so that you can flip them. While there are plenty of lenders out there, they may look at your ARV. Lenders often use ARV to calculate loan amounts for real estate…

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Short-Term vs Long-Term Business Loans: What’s the Difference?

When seeking debt financing for your business, you may encounter short-term and long-term business loans. Business loans are often classified as short term or long term, depending on their term length. They are offered by banks as well as alternative lenders. Short-term and long-term business loans both involve borrowing money from a bank or alternative…

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The Pros and Cons of a Merchant Cash Advance

A merchant cash advance offers an alternative form of financing for businesses. It’s a special type of loan that involves the use of credit card and debit card transactions. The lender will look at your business’s credit and debit card transactions to determine the amount of the merchant cash advance. The greater the value of…

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The ABCs of Venture Capital: Terms You Need to Know

Venture capital offers a convenient form of financing for startups and early-stage businesses. Rather than taking out a loan, entrepreneurs can sell some of their business to an investor. Investors who purchase an equity stake in early-stage businesses are known as venture capitalists. While venture capital may sound straightforward, though, it encompasses many different terms….

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Unlimited vs Limited Personal Guarantees: What’s the Difference?

Many lenders require borrowers to make a personal guarantee when applying for a business loan. If your business is still in its early stages, it may not have any credit. And a lack of credit can make it difficult to obtain a business loan. Lenders, however, may offer you a business loan if you’re willing…

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Beware of Variable-Rate Loans and Rising Interest Rates

If you’re thinking about financing your business with a loan, you may want to avoid variable-rate loans. Loans have become a popular financing solution for businesses. Research shows that approximately half of all small business owners in the United States have applied for a loan. While a variable-rate loan can provide your business with capital,…

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How Convertible Debt Financing Works

Have you heard of convertible debt financing? Also known as convertible bond or convertible note financing, it’s popular among startups. Startups often lack the creditworthiness of seasoned, well-established businesses. As a result, they may struggle to obtain loans. Debt financing is an alternative solution, though. Even if your business is still in the early stages…

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Is an Equipment Loan Right for Your Business?

If you’re planning to purchase new business-related equipment in the near future, you might be wondering whether an equipment loan is a smart financing solution. Nearly all businesses use some type of equipment to facilitate their operations. Whether your business sells tangible goods or services, it will likely require equipment. New equipment, of course, can…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) for Business Financing

If your business needs additional capital to cover its operational costs, you may assume that a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a smart choice. After all, it will allow you to tap into your home’s equity. You can use your home’s equity to secure a HELOC. You can then use this line of…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Invoice Discounting

If your business uses invoices to collect payments from customers, you may want to use invoice discounting as a financing solution. It’s not the same as a traditional loan. While invoice discounting does, in fact, involve borrowing money from a lender, it leverages unpaid invoices. You can tap into your business’s unpaid invoices to raise…

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