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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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5 Things You Should Do Before Meeting With an Investor

Are you preparing to meet with an investor? Investors often hold the key to a business’s success. They can loan or give you the money needed to grow your business’s operations into a thriving enterprise. If you don’t make a positive impression, though, you may walk away empty-handed. You can increase your chances of striking…

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The Time to Refinance Is Now — Interest Rates Are Low

There’s never been a better time to refinance. Over the past six months, banks and private lenders alike have slashed their interest rates. If you have one or more business loans, you should consider taking advantage of the market’s historically low interest rates by refinancing. Lenders won’t offer these low interest rates forever. Rather, they’ll…

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What Credit Score to Lenders Look Use When Applying for a Business Loan?

When applying for a business loan, you might be wondering what credit score lenders use. Most lenders don’t blindly offer money to businesses. They want to know that businesses can pay them back, so lenders evaluate their credit score during the application process. Businesses with a high credit score are more likely to get approved…

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Lending Opportunities in the Era of COVID-19

Are you trying to secure financing for your business? Since making landfall at the beginning of 2020, the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) has shuttered businesses throughout the United States. Local and state governments have forced many nonessential businesses to close. Combined with decreased consumer confidence, many businesses are now struggling to stay afloat. There are financial…

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Why Factoring Is a Smart Way to Finance Your Business

If you’re looking to finance your business without incurring debt, you should consider factoring. Not to be confused with accounts receivables, factoring offers an easy and effective way to raise capital. It involves selling unpaid invoices to a factoring company. Since it’s not a loan, you don’t have to repay the money acquired a factoring…

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Hard Money Loan vs Bridge Loan: What’s the Difference?

When searching for short-term financing for your business, you’ll probably come across hard money loans and bridge loans. In recent years, they’ve become increasingly popular alternatives to traditional bank loans. As a result, many business owners assume that hard money loans and bridge loans are the same. While similar, though, there are a few notable…

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Everything You Need to Know About Bridge Financing

Have you heard of bridge financing? Although there are dozens of financing options available for entrepreneurs and business owners, bridge financing has become one of the most popular in recent years. It’s typically used in the commercial real estate industry to cover the initial purchase of real property. If you’re considering bridge financing, though, there…

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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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