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The Old-School Solution to Cash Flow Problems Hiding in Your Receivables
Cash Flow Center

The Old-School Solution to Cash Flow Problems Hiding in Your Receivables

Selling receivables to a third-party was once a common small-business alternative to short-term financing.
Leigh Lones
Cash Crunch: What's the Best Loan for Your Small Business?
Cash Flow Center

Cash Crunch: What's the Best Loan for Your Small Business?

It may seem tough to fund a new business, but entrepreneurs have more options than ever before. Investigate them all before deciding on what's best for you.
Cindy Yang
What You Need to Know About Funding Your Business Through Friends and Family
Starting a Business

What You Need to Know About Funding Your Business Through Friends and Family

Read this before you approach friends and family to finance your new business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Why Equity Funding May Not Be the Best Loan Choice for Your Small Business
Small Business Financing

Why Equity Funding May Not Be the Best Loan Choice for Your Small Business

Four questions to ask to ensure you're going after the right type of loan.
Larry Baker and Charlie Tribbett
New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be
Loans

New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.
Kate Taylor
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.
Josh 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