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Public Equity vs Private Equity Financing: What’s the Difference?

You don’t have to take on debt to finance your business. While debt financing is always an option, many entrepreneurs prefer equity financing. With public equity or private equity financing, you can raise capital for your business without taking on debt. As their name suggests, they are forms of equity financing. While debt financing involves…

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An Introduction to SBA Express Loans

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an extending lending program. According to a spokesperson for the SBA, it has provided over 1.6 million loans. Not all SBA loans are the same, however. There are many different types of SBA loans, including Express. An Introduction to SBA Express Loans What Are SBA Express Loans? SBA…

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Asset-Based vs Cash-Based Lending: What’s the Difference?

There are different types of loans that you can use to finance your business, most of which fall under the category of asset-based or cash-based lending. Whether you’re looking to launch a new line of products, open a new branch, upgrade equipment or simply cover operational expenses, you may need capital. Fortunately, there are lenders…

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Can You Use Your 401(k) to Finance a Business Idea?

If you have a 401(k), you might be wondering whether you can use it to finance a business idea. A 401(k), of course, is an employer-sponsored retirement account. You can deposit money into your 401(k), and depending on how it’s set up, your employer may match these deposits. Rather than using it for retirement, though,…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Debt-to-Equity Ratio

Have you heard of debt-to-equity ratio? Not to be confused with loan-to-value (LTV) ratio, it represents financing sources. You can finance your business, of course, with debt and equity. Assuming you use both types of financing, you may want to calculate your business’s debt-to-equity ratio. It will provide you with a better understanding of how…

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5 Reasons to Conduct a SWOT Analysis of Your Business

No matter what type of business you operate, it can probably benefit from a strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. A SWOT analysis explores these four elements. Also known as a SWOT matrix, it’s been around for over a half-century. The SWOT analysis formula was originally developed by researchers at Stanford University in the…

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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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