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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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The Importance of Financing for Startups

When starting a business, you can’t ignore the importance of financing. Research shows that nearly one-third of all startups will fail within two years. As time progresses, the failure rate increases. You can lower your startup’s chance of failure, though, by securing financing. All businesses can benefit from financing, but financing is particularly important for…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Debt-to-Equity Ratio

Have you heard of debt-to-equity ratio? Not to be confused with loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, it represents financing sources. You can finance your business, of course, with debt and equity. Assuming you use both types of financing, you may want to calculate your business’s debt-to-equity ratio. It will provide you with a better understanding of how…

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Merchant Cash Advance vs Factoring: What’s the Difference?

There are other ways to finance your business besides taking out a loan. A few alternative forms of financing, for instance, include a merchant cash advance and factoring. Whether you need extra capital to expand your business into a new market or simply continue its operations, you may want to choose one of these alternative…

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What Is Follow-On Funding? Here’s What You Should Know

A single round of funding probably won’t suffice. Most businesses go through multiple rounds of funding. Startups, for instance, typically go through four rounds of funding, including Seed, Series A, Series B and Series C. While you can seek funding from a variety of different sources, you may want to look at your business’s existing…

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5 Benefits of Using a Bridge Loan to Finance Your Business

Bridge loans have become a popular financing solution for businesses. Also known as a “bridging loan” in the United Kingdom, it’s a short-term loan that’s designed to finance a business’s operations until the business secured long-term finances or generates a sufficient amount of capital. Bridge loans live up to their namesake by bridging gaps in…

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Promissory Note vs Personal Guarantee: What’s the Difference?

Starting, as well as growing, a business requires capital. Depending on the size of your business, you may need anywhere from $50,000 to over $1 million. While you can finance your business with a loan, you may encounter some otherwise confusing terms, such as promissory notes and personal guarantees. All lenders will require you to…

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An Introduction to Company Buy-Backs and How They Work

Company buy-backs have become increasingly common. While some companies issue dividends to reward shareholders with a portion of their profits, others buy back some of their shares. If you own a publicly traded company, you might be wondering whether a company buy-back is a smart decision. To learn more about company buy-backs and how they…

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Working Capital vs Net Working Capital: What’s the Difference?

Working capital and net working capital are two common financial terms used in accounting. Whether you’re trying to obtain a loan for your business, or if you’re simply hoping to improve your business’s cash flow, you may want to evaluate your business’s working capital and net working capital. Doing so will give you a better…

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5 Reasons to Consider a Stock Buyback

Are you thinking about buying back some of your business’s stock from shareholders? Known as a stock buyback, it’s a common financial strategy used by countless businesses. Whether your business is private or publically traded, it probably has shareholders. With a stock buyback, you can reclaim some of these shares. Stock buybacks offer several benefits,…

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How to Obtain Late-Stage Financing for Your Business

Startups aren’t the only businesses that need financing. Late-stage businesses often require financing as well. With extra capital on hand, they can enter new markets, develop new products and refine their operations. If you’re thinking about obtaining late-stage financing for your business, though, there are a few things you should know. How to Obtain Late-Stage…

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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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