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5 Tips on Dealing With Gatekeepers

When seeking financing for your business, you may encounter gatekeepers. Gatekeepers are advisors who work for institutional investors. If an institutional investor has little or no experience, he or she may partner with a gatekeeper. The gatekeeper will offer advice regarding which businesses are worth investing in and which ones aren’t. While you can always…

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Why You Shouldn’t Use a Home Equity Line of Credit (HELOC) for Business Financing

If your business needs additional capital to cover its operational costs, you may assume that a home equity line of credit (HELOC) is a smart choice. After all, it will allow you to tap into your home’s equity. You can use your home’s equity to secure a HELOC. You can then use this line of…

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The Beginner’s Guide to Invoice Discounting

If your business uses invoices to collect payments from customers, you may want to use invoice discounting as a financing solution. It’s not the same as a traditional loan. While invoice discounting does, in fact, involve borrowing money from a lender, it leverages unpaid invoices. You can tap into your business’s unpaid invoices to raise…

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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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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 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Pitching Your Startup to Investors

Coming up with an idea for a successful business is only the beginning of your journey. To turn this vision into a reality, you’ll need to secure capital. While there are venture capitalists and angel investors who specifically seek to invest in startups, you’ll need to have a compelling pitch. If you make any of…

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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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Business Loan vs Credit Card: Which Financing Method Is Best?

Is lack of capital restricting your business’s growth? All businesses need capital to grow. When seeking capital, though, you might be wondering whether to choose a loan or credit card. Loans and credit cards are financing solutions. While you can use either of them to grow your business, they aren’t the same Business Loan vs…

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What Is a Secondary Buyout and How Does It Work?

Buyouts are common in the corporate world. Even if a company isn’t publicly traded, an investment firm may purchase a controlling interest in it. This is typically done by purchasing shares of the company. Investment firms may agree to purchase enough shares of the company so that they have a controlling interest in it. With…

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An Introduction to Capital Structure in Business Financing

Have you heard of capital structure? It’s a financing concept that nearly all types of businesses use. Whether you have a small business, medium-sized business or a large business, you may use capital structure. All businesses need capital. Capital structure reflects the way in which businesses raise and use capital to finance their operations. For…

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