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Giving your lenders a ‘piece of the action’

By Cliff Ennico “We started a tech company last year and are getting ready to launch our first product. To do so, we will need to borrow $200,000 from friends and family. “We have been told to structure this as a loan, but we want to give our family members a piece of our future […]

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Big banks approving more small business loans

While alternative lenders – like the web-based peer-to-peer enterprises – have been getting a lot of attention in the media, it’s the large banks that are really making small business lending “news” right now. Big bank loan approval rates to small businesses hit an all-time high in the June 2017 Biz2credit Small Business Lending Index. […]

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Small Business, Small Cash Flow: 5 Solutions for Fast Cash

By Tiffany Rowe For the first few years, few small businesses enjoy a healthy, balanced cash flow. More often than not, there is just enough money to go around, which means it could take years to save up enough cash to accomplish your bigger business goals. It might not be a flaw in your business […]

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6 Reasons Your Small Business Needs a Business Credit Card

By Meredith Wood As a small business owner, you’re always looking for ways to improve operations. Whether it’s saving money, maximizing resources, or streamlining tasks, you’re up for anything that makes running your business easier and more efficient. Since all of us can use a little bit of flexibility when it comes to finances, a business credit […]

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Beating the Odds: Founding a Craft Distillery in a Recession

Can you make it as a small business entrepreneur when you seemingly have three strikes against you when you’re just starting out? Not long ago I talked to Catoctin Creek Distilling Company co-founder Scott Harris, and it seemed that when he and his wife Becky started their company, they were facing some very long odds. […]

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Find the Right Loan for Your Small Biz: It’s Your Biz

In this episode of Small Business Secrets with Susan Solovic, guest Ami Kassar, the co-founder of MultiFunding.com, explains how his company helps businesses with the right loan for a small business at the lowest possible rate.  

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Looking for a loan? Go Local, Small Business Owner, Go Local!

The first lesson a respected college professor taught his students was to not trust academic “experts.” If you look at the track record of these so-called experts, it’s never very impressive. And it gets worse when public policy makers become involved. They find academics who take opposing views and try to shape the debate in […]

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Small Biz Startup Grants and Other Tall Tales

If you received a robo-call one evening around dinner time and the recorded voice on the other end of the line boasted that there was “free money” available, what would you do? Most would hang up the phone and go back to the dinner table. The simple fact is that there really isn’t such a […]

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How to Survive Your Startup…Financially

One of Steve Martin’s best jokes on Saturday Night Live went something like this: “How can you be a millionaire and never pay taxes? First, get a million dollars…” Every small business owner sets out hoping to make good money, but it doesn’t always go that way—especially in the beginning. So the question becomes: How […]

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Small Biz Cash Advances Made Easy

As we’ve noted before, the lending world is changing. A topic that gets considerable attention in the media is the reluctance of traditional lenders to make small business loans, so it really caught my attention when I heard about a new program from Square. Square makes the über-cool Square Reader that lets you use your […]

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