Finding Funding Articles

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    How to Use the SBIC Program to Get Funding for Your Business

    by on October 29, 2014

    Angel investors and venture capital firms can be a financial life saver for startups and established businesses who need an infusion of cash to take their enterprise to the next level. Persuading an investor to come onboard is usually easier said than done, ho…

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    Does Your Business Have Too Much Debt? Here’s What to Do

    by on October 27, 2014

    One of the easiest ways for a business to get into financial trouble is to take on too much debt. That’s especially true when the economy is stagnant and there aren’t enough sales to compensate for the extra debt load. Before the crash, many business owner…

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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, I…

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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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  • business loan

    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 cliché “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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