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5 Tips to Keep Cash Flow Strong

5 Tips to Keep Cash Flow Strong

Owners often don't spend enough time estimating the projected arrival of various revenue streams while considering their deadlines to pay expenses. Here's how to apply the necessary dilligence.
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

5 Things Investors Want to Know Before Signing a Check

Your absolute faith in your idea is not shared by investors but, if you see things as they do, you can persuade them.
Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

Looking For Capital? Don't Forget About the Little Bank That Could.

A new report from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation shows that, despite massive banking industry consolidation, there are more community banks in the U.S. now than there were 30 years ago.
Keep an Eye on Your Commercial Loans

Keep an Eye on Your Commercial Loans

With mortgage rates on the rise, view some tips on how borrowing money from banks may be affected.
Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

Has Access to Capital Really Improved for Entrepreneurs? (Infographic)

A look at the financing landscape for business owners, plus some tips for finding alternative funding opportunities.
Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Why Big Banks Are Lending More to Small Businesses

Here we go over several reasons why larger banks are starting to warm up to small-business lending again.
Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

Where to Get the Money to Build Your Mobile App

You have a great idea for an app, but how do you find the funds you need to develop it?
The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

The Difference Between Good and Bad Debt

Sometimes debt can give you a financial edge -- but you need to use it wisely.
How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

How to Build Great Credit for Your Fledgling Startup

Young entrepreneurs have the challenge of raising funds on little to no credit history. Here's how to overcome this obstacle.
How to Finance a Startup Today

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

It's a fact: You need money to start and grow your business. Here's the problem most entrepreneurs face when it comes to capital.
U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years

U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years

American small businesses increased their borrowing to their highest levels in six years in July, in a sign that many owners are anticipating an uptick in economic activity.
Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.
Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

A new report says the growth rate of lending at smaller banks surpassed that of their larger peers in the second quarter.
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

Securing a small-business loan has become more difficult in recent years. Here's a look at how companies are coping.
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Lending experts suggest that, finally, small-business owners and entrepreneurs can secure loans for their businesses -- if only they wanted them.
Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker

Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker

Business on Main sits down for an interview with Maria C. Coyne, executive vice president of the Consumer and Small Business Banking segment at KeyBank.
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

A loan that provides capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of gross monthly revenue is gaining new traction among startups. For some borrowers, it can be an attractive alternative to a traditional bank loan.
Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)

Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)

Lending to small businesses has dropped, but experts disagree on the reason.
4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

It is highly likely that you'll be asked to sign a personal guarantee to get a bank loan. Before you do, make sure you are getting the best terms possible.

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