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Pros and Cons of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending

When researching ways to finance your business, you’ll probably come across peer-to-peer (P2P) lending. In recent years, it’s become an increasingly common financing solution for entrepreneurs and small business owners. Like all financing methods, though, there are advantages as well as disadvantages associated with it. To determine whether it’s the right choice for your business,…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Hard Money Loans

Have you heard of hard money loans? In recent years, they’ve become an increasingly popular form of business financing. From small businesses to Fortune 500 companies, many entrepreneurs use hard money loans to finance their business’s operations. Unless you’re familiar with hard money loans, though, you might be skeptical of using them. After all, there…

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Common Tax Deductions for Self-Employed Workers

Do you work for yourself? According to a Pew survey, approximately 15 million people in the United States are self-employed. When you work for yourself, you won’t have the luxury of receiving employee benefits like minimum wage, overtime pay and paid vacations. On the other hand, however, you can write off more expenses on your…

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Current vs Long-Term Liabilities: What’s the Difference?

As a business owner, you’ll probably incur some liabilities when running your business. Regardless what your business sells or does, you’ll need capital to perform its operations. You may already have some capital available, but in many instances, you’ll have to secure financing from an outside source, such as a bank or lender. With that…

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What Does Capital Mean?

All businesses need capital to perform their respective operations. Whether it’s a local landscaping company, a retail apparel store, a restaurant, or a business-to-business (B2B) consulting company, capital allows businesses to buy supplies and perform their operations. But what does capital mean? Although you’ve probably heard the term “capital” before, many business owners are still…

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Why are Banks Not Lending to Businesses?

All businesses need capital to fund their operations. Unfortunately, acquiring capital has become a challenge for many entrepreneurs and business owners. You can apply for loans at a dozen different banks, only to receive a dozen rejection notices. So, why are banks not lending to businesses, and are there alternative funding solutions available? Why are…

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5 Small Business Funding Mistakes you Should Try to Avoid

One of the biggest challenges faced by small business owners is trying to acquire funding. There’s an old saying that you have to spend money to make money. Startups, however, typically have little-to-no revenue, so they are forced to seek business funding from outside sources. If you’re in this same boat, you should try to…

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How to Start a Small Business?

Starting a business is a dream shared by millions of entrepreneurs. It allows individuals to control their own financial destiny. Rather than working for another company, for instance, small business owners work for themselves. When their business succeeds, they’ll reap the direct benefits of this success. So the question on everyone’s mind is how to…

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How to Get a Business Loan?

Not every entrepreneur can fund his or her business venture or idea using only their own personal money. In fact, the National Small Business Association states that 73% of small businesses in the United States have used financing in the past 12 months. The SBA also states says that 63% of small business employers have…

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How to Write a Funding Proposal

Do you know the correct way to write a funding proposal? If you’re an entrepreneur who’s looking to start his or her business, this is something you’ll need to learn. When deciding whether to approve or deny an applicant’s loan/credit application, lenders will typically look at their funding proposal. Failure to craft a professional, detailed…

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Is an Interest Rate Hike Right Around the Corner?

It was bound to happen sooner or later, and it looks like that time is now. Many financial analysts are predicting the Federal Reserve to raise interest rates. While there’s been talk about a possible interest rate hike for quite some time, there’s strong evidence indicating that it may finally happen. Interest rates have remained…

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How to Raise Capital for Your Business or Project

Insufficient capital is one of the most common reasons why startups and new small businesses fail. Regardless of your industry or niche, you are going to need capital to stay afloat in today’s competitive marketplace. So, how can entrepreneurs such as yourself raise capital for your business idea or project? Banks Banks and other financial institutions…

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