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    Which Funding Type Is Right For You?

    by on October 24, 2014

    Starting up a small business and looking for funding? There are three primary ways to fund your business: bank loans, private equity, and speculative investments. But within those three groups, there are variations. For instance, bank lenders may be mortgage l…

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    Insider Advice From a Banker: How to Get a Small Business Loan

    by on October 13, 2014

    Why is it so difficult to get a bank loan for your small business these days?

    The short answer is risk.

    As someone who has worked in banking for many years and managed countless small business loan requests, I understand the mind of a lender. As such, Iâ…

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    How to Borrow Money from Friends and Family

    by on September 30, 2014

    Millions of businesses pop up across the U.S. each year. But starting a new business is expensive and beyond the financial means of many. How do innovative entrepreneurs get the money to fund their dreams? Surprisingly, friends and family are the main funding …

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    How to Get a Business Loan

    by on September 26, 2014

    Small-business loans are still difficult to obtain, so it makes sense that when you apply for one, you do all you can to increase your chances of approval. Here are some principles that can help smooth the way to approval.
    Go in Prepared
    Gone are the “fly …

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    Pros and Cons of Using Angel Investors to Fund Your Startup

    by on September 24, 2014

    If you’ve been unsuccessful in your efforts to secure funding for your new venture, an angel investor may be the answer. Angel investors specialize in providing financial backing for small-business owners and entrepreneurs during the startup phase and beyond. …

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    4 Questions to Ask Before Investing More in Your Business

    by on September 23, 2014

    You’ve heard that old clichĂ© “You have to spend money to make money.” While there’s some truth to it, spending money doesn’t guarantee you’ll make money from your investment. But that’s exactly how some fledgling entrepreneurs find themselves in over …

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    5 Mistakes That Can Kill Your Investment Pitch

    by on September 22, 2014

    Raising capital for your business can be an uphill battle, and a great concept will only get you so far. At some point, you’ll probably have to start pitching your idea to people who have the cash you need to make it a reality. In 2013, angel investors ponied…

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    4 Business Financing Pitfalls to Avoid

    by on September 19, 2014

    With small-business lending in its currently tight state, you’ll want to do all you can to increase your chances of a loan approval if you go hunting for cash. To that end, it’s important to understand the biggest financing pitfalls that many small-busines…

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