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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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5 Tips on Dealing With Gatekeepers

When seeking financing for your business, you may encounter gatekeepers. Gatekeepers are advisors who work for institutional investors. If an institutional investor has little or no experience, he or she may partner with a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper will offer advice regarding which businesses are worth investing in and which ones aren’t. While you can always…

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What Is Preapproved Business Loan?

Have you been offered a preapproved business loan? Many banks and other lenders offer them to their clients. Like all loans, preapproved business loans involve borrowing money. You’ll have to repay the bank or lender from which you borrowed the money. Preapproved business loans, however, are typically faster and easier to obtain than many other…

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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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Public Equity vs Private Equity Financing: What’s the Difference?

You don’t have to take on debt to finance your business. While debt financing is always an option, many entrepreneurs prefer equity financing. With public equity or private equity financing, you can raise capital for your business without taking on debt. As their name suggests, they are forms of equity financing. While debt financing involves…

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An Introduction to SBA Express Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an extending lending program. According to a spokesperson for the SBA, it has provided over 1.6 million loans. Not all SBA loans are the same, however. There are many different types of SBA loans, including Express. An Introduction to SBA Express Loans What Are SBA Express Loans? SBA…

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An Introduction to Management Buyouts: What You Should Know

Ownership in business often changes. Even if a business was originally founded by a single person, it may have a dozen or more owners later down the road. Managers, in fact, can become owners. Management buyout allows managers to become owners. If you’re the manager of a business, you may want to execute a management…

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Asset-Based vs Cash-Based Lending: What’s the Difference?

There are different types of loans that you can use to finance your business, most of which fall under the category of asset-based or cash-based lending. Whether you’re looking to launch a new line of products, open a new branch, upgrade equipment or simply cover operational expenses, you may need capital. Fortunately, there are lenders…

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5 Benefits of Accounts Receivable Financing

Accounts receivable financing has become a popular alternative to traditional business loans. It allows businesses to leverage their outstanding invoices for financing. You can use your business’s outstanding invoices to secure accounts receivable financing. The lender will loan you money based on the value of these invoices, and you can use this money to grow…

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The Dos and Don’ts of Creating a Pitch Deck

Financing can make or break your startup. It takes new businesses several years on average to turn a profit. With financing, you can keep your startup afloat while allowing it to grow into a successful, profitable business. Financing, of course, often requires pitching your startup to an investor. Rather than performing an elevator pitch, you…

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Can You Use Your 401(k) to Finance a Business Idea?

If you have a 401(k), you might be wondering whether you can use it to finance a business idea. A 401(k), of course, is an employer-sponsored retirement account. You can deposit money into your 401(k), and depending on how it’s set up, your employer may match these deposits. Rather than using it for retirement, though,…

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