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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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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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How to Calculate Company Valuation

Calculating company valuation can provide insight into the economic value of your business. Companies are bought and sold every day. If your company has positive profit margins — or even if it has the potential for positive profit margins — there are probably entrepreneurs who are willing to buy it. Whether you intend to sell…

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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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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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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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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 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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what is accounts payable

What is Accounts Payable?

When running a business, you’ll have to spend on money on products or services related to your organization’s operations. A landscaping company, for example, may need to purchase lawnmowers, fertilizer and grass seed. Likewise, a retail store may need to purchase inventory, advertising campaigns and building maintenance. The term “accounts payable” refers to short-term debt…

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