Loans

The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans
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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.
Doug and Polly White
4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs
Loans

4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs

Treat your family borrower the way a bank does a small business. Ask for a business plan.
Andrea Murad
The Truth About Bridge Loans
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The Truth About Bridge Loans

Need a loan? Ask your investors.
How Business Deductions Could Keep You From Getting a Loan
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How Business Deductions Could Keep You From Getting a Loan

Entrepreneurs looking to buy a home or take out a home equity line of credit may face some challenges.
Steph Wagner
Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding
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Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding

ApplePie Capital serves up a fresh financing model.
Business Optimization

Crowdfunding or a Small-Business Loan: What's Best for Your Company?

Your needs and markets will help determine the best route for outside funding.
Cindy Yang
How to Use Your Business to Finance Growing Your Business
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How to Use Your Business to Finance Growing Your Business

Borrowing against business assets are one way for small businesses to get the money they need to be bigger businesses.
Ami Kassar
3 Reasons to Regularly Check in on Your Business Debt
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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.
Ami Kassar
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7 Loan Programs Offered by the SBA

If banks turn you down for a standard loan, check out these options from the federal government.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
The 7 Different Loans You Can Get as a Business Owner
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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.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Amazon's Loan Program for Sellers Expands Into New Markets
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Amazon's Loan Program for Sellers Expands Into New Markets

Amazon Lending, its business loan program for small sellers, will be available in eight more countries later this year.
The Old-School Solution to Cash Flow Problems Hiding in Your Receivables
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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
Cash Crunch: What's the Best Loan for Your Small Business?
Business Optimization

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.
Cindy Yang
What You Need to Know About Funding Your Business Through Friends and Family
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What You Need to Know About Funding Your Business Through Friends and Family

Read this before you approach friends and family to finance your new business.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
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.