Loans

3 Rules About Cash Flow That First-Time Business Owners Need to Know
Business Optimization

3 Rules About Cash Flow That First-Time Business Owners Need to Know

First off, be proactive. The best time to think about cash flow is before you have a need.
Eyal Lifshitz
5 Ways to Avoid Paying Too Much on a Business Loan
Loans

5 Ways to Avoid Paying Too Much on a Business Loan

There are some simple tricks you can use to weed out the bad apples and ensure you get a fair deal on your financing.
Sam Hodges
Does a Short-Term Loan Ever Make Sense for Your Business?
Business Optimization

Does a Short-Term Loan Ever Make Sense for Your Business?

If you're a cautious and diligent borrower, a short-term loan could be just what you need to push your small business in the right direction.
Jared Hecht
Loophole May Let Some People Off the Hook for Their College Loans
Finance

Loophole May Let Some People Off the Hook for Their College Loans

Because of a long-forgotten federal law, students may have a new, possibly short-lived, debt-forgiveness plan.
Lindsay Friedman
Why Big Brands Are Offering Big Funds to Small Businesses
Ready To Launch

Why Big Brands Are Offering Big Funds to Small Businesses

Small businesses are cashing in from corporate loans and grants.
Michelle Goodman
Startup Founder Claims PayPal Froze $20,000 in Funds, Then Offered Him a Business Loan
PayPal

Startup Founder Claims PayPal Froze $20,000 in Funds, Then Offered Him a Business Loan

'Paypal causes a cash-flow crisis and then offers to fix it,' writes Casey Rosengren, founder of Hacker Paradise.
Geoff Weiss
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
Will 'Being Wasted' on Facebook Hurt Your Small-Business Loan Chances?
Loans

Will 'Being Wasted' on Facebook Hurt Your Small-Business Loan Chances?

You should always assume your social-media accounts are being examined when applying for a business loan.
Cindy Yang
Refinancing, Refined: Why This Company Is the 'TurboTax for Mortgages'
VC

Refinancing, Refined: Why This Company Is the 'TurboTax for Mortgages'

The archaic mortgage process gets a tech upgrade.
Gwen Moran
Why This New Form of Funding Has the Music Industry Amped Up
Ready To Launch

Why This New Form of Funding Has the Music Industry Amped Up

The music industry tests a new way to fund growth.
When It Comes to Loans, Some Financial Startups Think People's Facebook Profile Is More Important Than Their Credit Score
Finance

When It Comes to Loans, Some Financial Startups Think People's Facebook Profile Is More Important Than Their Credit Score

Many startups are making decisions about a customer's credit record using non-traditional data.
6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan
Small Business Loans

6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Don't have the working capital to take the next leap? There are good reasons to go into temporary debt.
Jared Hecht
Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?
Small Business Finance

Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?

Here are four legitimate factors as to why this emerging financing tool is so pricey.
David Rubin
When to Use the Term Debt vs. Revolving Debt
Startup Funding

When to Use the Term Debt vs. Revolving Debt

Knowing the difference can save you and your business big-time.
Ami Kassar
Often borrowed from a bank, credit union or private agency, loans help entrepreneurs and business owners start or sustain businesses by lending a sum of money that is paid back with interest. Raising enough capital is key for an entrepreneur looking to start his or her own business. There are a number of loans available so understanding which type of loan is best for a business is crucial.