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Square Raises More Money to Make Small-Business Loans
Cash Flow Center

Square Raises More Money to Make Small-Business Loans

In April, Square advanced nearly $25 million in capital.
Leena Rao
4 Smart Money Habits to Help You Earn Your First Million Dollars
Money

4 Smart Money Habits to Help You Earn Your First Million Dollars

Wealth accumulates through restrained spending, well-managed debt and sober investment. Success is enjoying the process.
Firas Kittaneh
Getting a Merchant Cash Advance Is Easy But Repayment Can Be Onerous
Cash Flow Center

Getting a Merchant Cash Advance Is Easy But Repayment Can Be Onerous

The short-term financing is sensible for investments that will generate more revenue but a serious burden if cash flow remains flat.
David Rubin
When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's
Startup Financing

When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.
David Nilssen
This Group Aims to Level the Playing Field for Men and Women Business Owners Around the World
Impact Investing

This Group Aims to Level the Playing Field for Men and Women Business Owners Around the World

Root Capital evaluates business on 8 metrics to ensure gender equality, and the results help businesses and communities at large.
Jenny Griffin
Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.
Kate Rogers
The Nitty-Gritty Truth About Loans From Family and Friends
Loans

The Nitty-Gritty Truth About Loans From Family and Friends

The risks enter into emotional as well as financial turf. Here's how to protect these relationships.
Joshua Steimle
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.
Ami Kassar
Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)

Ask yourself some simple questions before you pursue funding.
Nina Zipkin
This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist
Fundraising

This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist

Able, the brainchild of two Harvard MBAs, requires borrowers to raise the first quarter of their loan amount from friends and family.
Michelle Goodman
Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.
Young Entrepreneurs

Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.

The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal loan.
Michelle Goodman
5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap
Debt

5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap

It's as hard to avoid borrowing money as it is to make it when you're getting started, but both are possible.
John Rampton
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
Kate Taylor
Puncturing the 3 Newest Myths About Small Business Loans
Loans

Puncturing the 3 Newest Myths About Small Business Loans

A new breed of online, nonbank lenders is using innovative technology, alternative data and fresh credit models to offer financing to modest companies.
Sam Hodges