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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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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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Initial Public Offering (IPO) vs Direct Listing: What’s the Difference?

Selling stock shares is one of the primary ways in which companies raise capital. All companies have stock shares. It’s a form of equity that denotes ownership. To raise capital, companies can sell some of their stock shares to investors. There are different ways to execute these stock transactions, however. Some companies perform an initial…

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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’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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How to Make Your Startup More Attractive to Investors

Getting a new business off the ground is somewhat of a catch 22. You’ll need money to launch and grow your business. At the same time, investors may be hesitant to finance your business because it’s still new. Investors want to make capital gains, so they selectively choose businesses that are capable of growing their…

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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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SBA Releases Simplified Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a new simplified application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans with a value of $50,000. The new application makes it easier for businesses to apply for forgiveness. It has fewer fields and requires less information. If you obtained a PPP loan but haven’t yet applied for forgiveness,…

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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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