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The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Has Ended. Now What?

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) has officially come to a close. As of May 31, 2021, lenders are no longer accepting applications for PPP loans. Now that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has ended the PPP, you might be wondering what alternative financing options are available for your business. The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP)…

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Business Plan vs Marketing Plan: What’s the Difference?

You can’t expect the win the confidence of investors unless you prepare the right documents. Investors are highly selective when choosing businesses in which to invest. If they believe your business is poised to grow and succeed, they may offer to purchase an ownership stake in it. You’ll have an easier time winning investors’ confidence…

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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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Recourse vs Non-Recourse Loans: What’s the Difference?

Loans are one of the most common forms of financing for businesses. Whether you own a startup in its early stages of operation or a well-established commercial enterprise, you can finance your business with a loan. When evaluating your loan options, though, you may come across recourse loans and non-recourse loans. While they are forms…

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An Introduction to Working Capital Loans

Money is the fuel that drives your business’s operations. Different businesses have different financial needs. According to the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), micro-sized businesses need about $3,000 to get up and running, whereas medium-sized businesses at least $5,000. Regardless, all businesses need money to finance their operations. Fortunately, there are several types of loans…

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SBA Releases Simplified Application for PPP Loan Forgiveness

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has released a new simplified application for Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans with a value of $50,000. The new application makes it easier for businesses to apply for forgiveness. It has fewer fields and requires less information. If you obtained a PPP loan but haven’t yet applied for forgiveness,…

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Are Business Loans Tax Deductible?

Taxes are one of the biggest expenses you’ll encounter when running a business. Assuming your business is profitable, you’ll have to pay taxes. The good news is that you can often claim write-offs to minimize your business’s tax liabilities. If you buy a product or service that is considered essential to your business’s money-making activities,…

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Private Lending vs a PPP Loan: What’s the Difference?

You don’t have to tap into your personal savings account or credit cards to finance your business. While using personal funds is always an option, there are alternative ways to get money for your business, including private lending or a Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loan. Unless you’re familiar with them, you might be wondering how…

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What Is a Personal Guarantee When Applying for a Business Loan?

Have you been asked to give a personal guarantee when applying for a business loan? If so, you might be wondering how a personal guarantee works. Business loan applications often contain multiple pages of terms and conditions that are confusing and difficult to understand. But the concept of personal guarantees is fairly simple. By understanding…

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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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How to Open a Business

Are you considering opening your own business? If done properly, it can be a highly rewarding venture. Transitioning from the ranks of employee to that of a successful business owner takes hard work, dedication, planning, and persistence. If you aren’t willing to work through your business’s growing pains, you may struggle to succeed. Today, we’ll…

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How to Write a Business Proposal

What is the one thing that all successful, established businesses have in common? It’s their ability to convince prospects to purchase their products or services. All businesses make money by selling products or services. However, highly successful businesses are able to generate even more sales by actively nurturing prospects through sales funnels while simultaneously encouraging…

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