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Do I Need Business Credit to Get a Loan for My Business?

Building personal credit is difficult enough, but it’s even more difficult to build business credit. As a result, you might be wondering whether you can secure a business loan with bad or no business credit. Most lenders will look at your business’s credit score when applying for a loan. However, that doesn’t necessarily mean that…

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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 Is a Personal Guarantee When Applying for a Business Loan?

Have you been asked to give a personal guarantee when applying for a business loan? If so, you might be wondering how a personal guarantee works. Business loan applications often contain multiple pages of terms and conditions that are confusing and difficult to understand. But the concept of personal guarantees is fairly simple. By understanding…

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Debt Financing vs Equity Financing: Which Is Right My Business?

You can’t start a business without first securing capital. According to the Small Business Administration (SBA), most small businesses in the United States are started with less than $25,000. Unless you have that kind of money saved up, you’ll have to seek funding from a bank, lender or investor. While there are dozens of ways…

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Are Bridge Loans Useful for Real Estate Investors?

If you’re a real estate investor, you might be wondering a bridge loan is a useful funding method for your business. While bridge loans are frequently used by consumers when buying and moving into a new home, they’ve become particularly popular among real estate investors. Whether you’re flipping real estate or looking to secure rental…

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What Is an Operating Lease?

Nearly all businesses require some type of equipment to produce and sell their goods or services. Unfortunately, the high cost of equipment may prevent businesses from buying their equipment outright. But there are other ways to secure equipment for your business without purchasing it, including the use of an operating lease. What Is an Operating…

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What Does Capitalization Mean in Business?

If you’re planning to start a new business, you should familiarize yourself with the term “capitalization.” All businesses need capital to produce the goods or perform the services that they sell. Unfortunately, some businesses struggle with capitalization, hindering their growth and overall ability to perform their operations. To prevent this from happening to your new…

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What Does Acquisition Mean in Business?

Acquisitions play an important role in the long-term success, as well as growth, of many companies. Google’s parent company, Alphabet, for example, has reportedly acquired over 200 companies, including the telecommunications company Motorola Mobility for an estimated $12.5 billion. But even smaller companies use acquisitions to strengthen their market presence. So, what does an acquisition…

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Private Equity vs Venture Capital: What’s the Difference?

When researching ways to fund your company, you’ve probably come across the terms private equity and venture capital. Both methods involve raising capital through the sale of equity. To acquire capital, you would sell some of your company’s shares to either a private equity or venture capital firm. Today we’ll take a look at the…

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What is ROI? Return on Investment Basics

There are a variety of metrics you can use to analyze your business’s health. Monitoring operational expenses, for example, gives you a better understanding of how much money your business spends on regular, ongoing expenses like payroll, marketing, utilities and lease. One of the most important financial metrics for your business or investment is ROI….

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What is Working Capital in Business?

Working capital is a key metric of a business’s financial health. By calculating this metric, business owners can weigh their assets versus their liabilities to gain insight into their finances. Unfortunately, many business owners ignore working capital and, instead, focus on other metrics like gross sales or gross profits. By familiarizing yourself with working capital,…

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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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