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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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How to Work with an Investor?

While there are dozens of ways to raise capital for a small-to-mid-sized business, most fall under one of two categories: debt capital or venture capital. Debt capital is a traditional loan that the borrower must pay back, while venture capital is capital that is traded in exchange for equity (ownership) in the company. When seeking…

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Small Business Funding in the 21st Century: What’s Changed?

Capital is something that every small business needs to operate. Whether it’s consumer sales, business-to-business (B2B), or a combination thereof, you’ll probably need money to conduct your business’s normal day-to-day operations. But funding for small businesses has evolved over the years, and it’s important for entrepreneurs to understand the new age of small business funding…

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What is a Mezzanine Loan?

A mezzanine loan is a financing option that combines element of both debt and equity financing (hence the name). It’s typically considered a high-risk debt, though it also offers high returns for the lender. To learn more about what is a mezzanine loan and whether or not this funding type is┬áright for your business, continue┬áreading….

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Funding Basics – What is Acquisition Financing?

Acquisition financing is a special type of financing that’s used for the primarily purpose of acquiring a business. It’s not uncommon for entrepreneurs and business owners to seek ownership of other businesses. Maybe the business is a direct competitor, or perhaps the business has strong growth potential. In any case, business acquisitions are a common…

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What is an Unsecured Loan?

Small business loans typically fall under one of two categories: secured and unsecured. A secured loan uses some type of collateral, so if the borrower fails to repay the loan according to the terms set forth, the lender can keep the collateral. They are generally easier to obtain with fewer requirements. Now, let’s take a…

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