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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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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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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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The Beginner’s Guide to Factoring Loans and How They Work

A traditional bank loan isn’t the only way in which you can finance your business. There are alternative financing solutions available, one of which is a factoring loan. Factoring loans have become increasingly popular. If your business has accounts receivables, you may want to consider a factoring loan. It can provide your business with the…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Mezzanine Financing

When researching alternative ways to finance your business, you may come across mezzanine financing. There are mezzanine loans that you can use to cover your business’s expenses. They are offered by banks and private lenders. Mezzanine loans, however, aren’t the same as traditional business loans. They feature characteristics of both equity and debt financing vehicles….

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What Do Lenders Look for If You Have Bad Credit?

Getting approved for a business loan isn’t always easy. While different lenders have different requirements, many of them will evaluate your business’s credit score as well as your personal credit score. It’s a risk analysis process. By evaluating your credit scores, lenders can gauge your risk of default. Bad credit indicates a high risk of…

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What Is Acquisition Financing and How Does It Work?

Does your business have its eyes set on acquiring another business? Acquisitions have become increasingly common. In 2020, there were over 10,000 mergers and acquisitions (M&As) executed among U.S. businesses. While you can always use your business’s own capital to acquire another business, you may want to seek financing for it. Fortunately, acquisition financing is…

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Understanding Burn Rate and How It Affects Your Startup

Burn rate is an important metric to consider when seeking venture capital. If you’re planning to launch a new business — or if you’ve already launched a new business — you want to secure financing from a venture capital firm. Venture capital firms are financial organizations that specifically invest in startups. When seeking venture capital,…

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What Is an Institutional Buyout (IBO)?

When researching different types of corporate acquisitions, you may come across institutional buyouts (IBOs). IBOs have become increasingly common in recent years. They allow investors to purchase an ownership stake in a given business. If the business grows and becomes successful, investors can then sell some or all of their stake for a profit. An…

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4 Steps to Take Before Applying for a Hard Money Loan

Hard money loans have become a popular form of alternative financing. When compared to traditional bank loans, they are typically faster and easier to obtain. Hard money loans are secured loans offered by alternative lenders that, like all forms of secured financing, require collateral. If you’re thinking about using a hard money loan to finance…

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An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending and How It Works

Peer-to-peer (P2P) lending has become a popular form of alternative financing for businesses. According to MarketWatch, the U.S. P2P lending industry exceeded $68 billion in 2019. And since then, it’s only grown larger. As a business owner, though, you might be wondering how P2P lending works. An Introduction to Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending and How It…

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