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Financing

The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans

Sometimes it makes sense to take a loan at brutal interest rates. More often, it's a sign the business is failing and the time has come to cut losses.
Debt

3 Reasons to Regularly Check in on Your Business Debt

If your credit score has improved, congratulations! Chances are good for a new, lower monthly debt payment.
Starting a Business

12 Things Your Business Loan Application Must Include

If you want a business loan, make sure you have these dozen items in your loan application.
Starting a Business

The 7 Different Loans You Can Get as a Business Owner

Find out the pros and cons of the types of loans you can get when financing your new business.
Alternative Financing

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.
Loans

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.
Starting a Business

How to Finance Your Business Yourself

Here's what you need to consider if you're thinking of bootstrapping your business.
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.
Financing

Money Talks: Alternative Financing Might Be Right for Your Business

Skipping the bank is now easier -- and more popular -- than ever.
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.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

Time for a Bank Loan? What Lenders Are Looking For in Small-Business Owners.

A lending expert offers tips on how small-business owners can become bankable.
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Run a Better Business

Shark Tank Star Lori Greiner's 4 Money Rules for New Entrepreneurs

Drive, passion and determination don't pay the bills; money does. Here are the wise ways the 'Queen of QVC' saved cash as an early entrepreneur and how you can, too.