Finance

Finance

A Guide to Community Development Financial Institutions

If your business in an economically distressed area, this special funding source could help you find money for your business.
Finance

The Ins and Outs of Asset-Based Loans

Need cash fast? It can be had -- if you're willing to put future sales on the line.
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A Basic Guide to Bank-Term Loans

A business loan from the bank is one of the most traditional forms of startup funding.
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Getting Started With a Loan From the Small Business Administration

The SBA's got your back. With an SBA-guaranteed loan, they'll guarantee as much as 80 percent of the principle.
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The Basics of Private Loan Guarantees

Prospective investors hesitant to provide cash? Ask if they will guarantee a loan.
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How to Use the Small Business Administration's 504 Loans

Government-backed financing can help you buy a new location or update your current business.
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An Introduction to Royalty Financing

Don't want to allow investors to own your business? Pledge a cut in revenue instead.
Starting a Business

Getting Started With Business Incubators

If you can get in, these organizations can help turn your startup into a successful company.
Finance

The Basics of 401(k) Financing

It's an easy source of startup funding, but you'll have to deal with IRS rules and regulations down the line.
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Getting Started on Direct Public Offerings

This fundraising option can be costly, but crowdfunding can make it more attractive.
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A First Take on Reverse Mergers

Dreading the time suck of an IPO? A reverse merger may be the answer.
Starting a Business

Institutional Venture Capital

VC funding isn't always easy to obtain and and you'll have to give up equity, but when you're a high-growth company with high-financing needs, it can be your best bet.
Starting a Business

Hiring a Funding Advisor

If you're heading out on the fundraising trail, consider taking a guide along to keep your company on the right path.
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How to Keep Your Investors Happy

Four tips on effective investor relations for startups
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Maximize Your Allowable Retirement Plan Contributions

If you're self-employed, you can set aside a substantial portion of your income tax-deferred.