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What Is Purchasing Order Financing?

Traditional bank loans aren’t the only way in which you can finance your business. If your business accepts purchase orders from its customers or clients, you may want to consider purchasing order financing. Purchase order financing is an alternative form of financing that, as the name suggests, revolves around purchase orders. What is purchase order…

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How to Prepare Your Business for Rising Interest Rates

In response to COVID-19, the Federal Reserve took decisive action to support the U.S. economy. In addition to buying bonds from banks, it slashed the federal funds rate to just 0.25%. The federal funds rate, of course, represents the interest rate that banks are allowed to charge. A low federal funds rate makes borrowing money…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Factoring Loans and How They Work

A traditional bank loan isn’t the only way in which you can finance your business. There are alternative financing solutions available, one of which is a factoring loan. Factoring loans have become increasingly popular. If your business has accounts receivables, you may want to consider a factoring loan. It can provide your business with the…

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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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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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An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending and How It Works

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become a popular form of alternative financing for businesses. According to MarketWatch, the U.S. P2P lending industry exceeded $68 billion in 2019. And since then, it’s only grown larger. As a business owner, though, you might be wondering how P2P lending works. An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending and How It…

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The Pros and Cons of Term Loans

Term loans are a common financing vehicle for businesses. If you need money to finance your business, a term loan might offer a solution. All term loans are characterized by a fixed repayment period. When you acquire a term loan, you’ll have to repay it within a specific amount of time. This length of time…

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What Is an SBA Microloan and How Does It Work?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has several financing programs that are designed to help entrepreneurs start and run their own small businesses, one of which is the Microloan Program. Originally launched in the early 1990s, it’s helped countless small businesses achieve success. If you’re thinking about applying for an SBA Microloan, though, you might be…

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Adjustable- vs Fixed Rate Loans: What’s the Difference?

Business loans are often classified as either adjustable rate or fixed rate, depending on their interest. Both types are offered by banks and private lenders. If you need capital to finance your business, you may want to secure an adjustable- or fixed-rate loan. What’s the difference between these two types of loans exactly? Adjustable- vs…

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How Interest Rates Affect Your Business

The federal funds rate is at a record low. Since the beginning of 2020, the U.S. Federal Reserve has kept it around 0% to 0.25%. With a record-low federal funds rate, you can expect similarly low interest rates when applying for loans and other forms of debt-based financing. As a business owner, though, you might…

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