Alternative Financing

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3 Commonly Overlooked Ways Business Owners Can Raise Funds
Small Business Financing

3 Commonly Overlooked Ways Business Owners Can Raise Funds

You could get just the injection of cash you need through grant support, business development companies or online lenders.
Chris Oberbeck
Online Lending Means the Bank's 'No' is Not the Last Word Any More
Small Business Loans

Online Lending Means the Bank's 'No' is Not the Last Word Any More

Online lending has become a legitimate alternative for small-business owners looking to secure financing.
Jared Hecht
4 Lessons Learned in Getting Bank Financing
Financing

4 Lessons Learned in Getting Bank Financing

Consider these four topics before, during and after you apply for a small business loan. You'll be glad you did.
Fan Bi
Improving the Financial Health of Your Business
Business Finance

Improving the Financial Health of Your Business

Look at your startup the way a doctor looks at you. Take the measurements, perform the tests, make a diagnosis and take your medicine.
Peter Daisyme
Differentiate or Die Trying: What's Next For the Alternative Lending Market
Lending

Differentiate or Die Trying: What's Next For the Alternative Lending Market

Smart organizations will find ways to engage with their customers outside of the direct sale.
Chris Myers
6 Tips to Navigate New Online Lending Options
Lending

6 Tips to Navigate New Online Lending Options

With the recent explosion of alternatives to the traditional bank-installment loan, you'll need to consider the following if you're thinking of using a new lender.
Victoria Treyger
Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.
Ready To Launch

Raising Capital Through Regulation A+? You Still Need to Market Your Socks Off.

Aggressive marketing is an essential part of every Mini IPO campaign, just as it is for rewards-based crowdfunding.
Kendall Almerico
The Old-School Solution to Cash Flow Problems Hiding in Your Receivables
Business Optimization

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
How to Finance Your Business Yourself
Ready To Launch

How to Finance Your Business Yourself

Here's what you need to consider if you're thinking of bootstrapping your business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business
Ready To Launch

How to Find the Right Lending Alternative for Your Small Business

Four reasons you may need to borrow, and alternative lending options for each one.
Kari Luckett
Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business
Financing

Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.
Stephen Sheinbaum
Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?
Virtual Currency

Is Bitcoin Speculative Foolery or a Financial Services Breakthrough?

The author of 'The Bitcoin Big Bang' on what entrepreneurs need to know about the budding digital currency.
Carol Roth
Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC
Ready To Launch

Why Leveraging Sales to Finance Growth Is Better Than Wooing a VC

Winning VC funding is a gratifying rite of passage that some of the most successful entrepreneurs skipped in favor of funding growth from revenue.
John Mullins
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Ready To Launch

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett