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Reverse Merger vs Initial Public Offering (IPO)

Going public is one of the most common, as well as effective, ways for companies to raise capital. All companies have stock shares. When a company goes public, it will offer some of its stock shares to the public. Investors and traders can buy the company’s stock shares, thus giving the company money to grow….

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What Are the Benefits of Mezzanine Financing?

Have you heard of mezzanine financing? It’s a unique form of business financing that combines the properties of debt and equity financing. Real estate companies, for example, often use mezzanine financing to secure money for the purchase of new properties. Other businesses use mezzanine financing as well. Regardless of your business, 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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An Introduction to Working Capital Loans

Money is the fuel that drives your business’s operations. Different businesses have different financial needs. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), micro-sized businesses need about $3,000 to get up and running, whereas medium-sized businesses at least $5,000. Regardless, all businesses need money to finance their operations. Fortunately, there are several types of loans…

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How Do Microloans Work? What You Need to Know

Microloans are a popular form of business financing. Businesses in their early stages of development often use them to cover operational, as well as growth, expenses. Like all loans, microloans are considered debt-based financing. If you obtain a microloan, you’ll have to pay it back to the respective lender. To learn more about microloans and…

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What Is a Convertible Note and How Does It Work?

Countless businesses, especially startups, use convertible notes to finance their operations. It’s a unique form of financing that’s beneficial to both businesses and investors. With a convertible note, businesses can obtain money from an investor, whereas the investor will receive ownership in the business at a late time. What is a convertible note exactly? What…

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What’s the Difference Between a Horizontal and Vertical Merger?

It’s not uncommon for two companies to combine into a single new company. Known as a merger, it allows the combined companies to leverage each other’s resources. After merging, they’ll operate as a single company while simultaneously sharing their employees, contracts, trade secrets, assets and other resources. There are two different types of mergers, however,…

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Credit Card vs Line of Credit: What’s the Difference?

Many businesses use credit to pay for expenses associated with their operations. Credit, of course, is the ability to borrow money. It comes with the obligation of repayment. When you use credit to finance your business, you’ll have to repay the financial institution. Not all forms of credit are the same, however. There are credit…

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5 Things That Can Hurt Your Business Credit Score

Not all credit bureaus specialize in consumer credit reporting services. Some of them offer services to businesses. Dun & Bradstreet, Experian and Equifax, for instance, all offer credit reporting services for businesses. If you’re trying to obtain a loan or any other form of debt-based financing, you should be conscious of your business credit score….

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Equity vs Debt Offering: What’s the Difference?

Companies often raise capital through offerings. When a company needs money to further grow its operations, it may look towards an offering. There are several types of offerings, however, including equity and debt. While they can both be used to raise capital, they aren’t the same. Equity and debt offerings work in different ways. What’s…

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What Are the Best Business Loans If You Have Bad Credit?

Obtaining financing is often a struggle for entrepreneurs with bad credit. Lenders use credit scores for risk assessment purposes. When an entrepreneur applies for a business loan, the lender will look at his or her credit score. With bad credit, the lender will likely deny the entrepreneur of a loan, believing he or she won’t…

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