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Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

Small-Business Lending Remains Tight, But Bright Spots Exist

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While the SBA reports that lending was down in the second quarter, there are hopeful signs that the credit crunch is easing.
November 12, 2012 in SBA and Government Funding
Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

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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.
October 1, 2012 in Financing

How to Raise Real Cash for Your Startup

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Small business expert Kevin Hiser of QStart Labs answers readersÂ’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
September 13, 2012 in Startup Basics

How to Grow Quickly, Without Investors

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Venture capitalist, author and professor Peter S. Cohan answer readers’ top questions about entrepreneurship.
August 29, 2012 in Startup Basics
4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

4 Tips for Negotiating a Personal Guarantee

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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.
July 31, 2012 in Financing
Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

Government Report Shows Downward Trend in Small Business Lending

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Small business loans contracted last year, while large businesses secured more dollars, according to the Small Business Administration Office of Advocacy.
July 23, 2012 in Money
3 Online Tools To Find Funding

3 Online Tools To Find Funding

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A look at ways to find the best funding sources and tailor the options for your small business.
May 30, 2012 in Financing
Is Microfinance for You?

Is Microfinance for You?

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Here's how a $25 loan can change the world. (But do your homework before investing.)
April 21, 2012 in Financing
Microloans Make a Macro Difference

Microloans Make a Macro Difference

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A Texas businesswoman fetched the amount she needed to open an eco-friendly pet store
April 19, 2012 in Bank Loans and Microloans
On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

On Capitol Hill, Battle Over Small-Business Loans Grows Fierce

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Credit unions and the banking industry spar over the right to make loans to small businesses.
March 15, 2012 in Financing
Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?

Small Businesses Borrow More, But Should They?

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An uptick in small-business lending may mean entrepreneurs will start hiring in 2012, or they might just sit on their cash.
March 5, 2012 in Bank Loans and Microloans
Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

Taking on Debt to Grow Your Business

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In today's economy, debt is a four-letter word -- but it can also be essential for growing a business. Here are some options that could help boost your working capital.
February 20, 2012 in Growing Your Business
Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

Starbucks Is Into Them. But What Exactly Are CDFIs?

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A quick guide to Community Development Financial Institutions: How they work and whether they can help you get money to start your business.
January 24, 2012 in Financing
Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

Four Tips for Working Out Your Business Debts

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You can get out from under that mountain of debt. Here's how to make sure your bank works for you, versus the other way around.
December 19, 2011 in Cash Flow & Money Management
How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

How to Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

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Household brands like Office Depot, Sam's Club and Google are offering financial products, but are they the way to go for your business?
December 5, 2011 in Bank Loans and Microloans

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