Even while new forms of finance are on the rise, small business still struggles to find capital necessary to fund growth. Studies show that small business access to traditional bank loans is slowly rising, small businesses still lag behind middle market companies and this wrinkle pushes them to rely on alternative sources. Here are a

A study by the Harvard Business School reveals some intriguing insights into the makeup of small business in America. The study concludes that that the U.S. economy has made significant progress in recovering from a financial crisis of unusual depth and duration. But, as America passed the five‐year mark on its journey to recovery from

The 3 Big Benefits of AR Financing

Friday, 01 July 2016 by

The only problem bigger than needing money for your business is when you need it quickly. Visions of bank meetings, paperwork and those endless hours ticking by waiting for approval can be a nightmare. Fortunately, you can wake up from bad funding dreams by turning to a form of financing that is growing in popularity.

How to Close a Deal

Saturday, 11 June 2016 by

You might have discovered that closing deals is harder than it looks. In researching this fundamental business tactic, I found several common threads and ways to close a deal that I will explore here. One thing I found was that quite surprisingly, it seems many sellers are simply afraid to ask a potential customer for

Improving your Bottom Line

Friday, 20 May 2016 by

All too often small business owners get bogged down in the minutiae of each little problem or challenge and lose focus of the big picture. Chances are you may not even be able to step back and see where you’re heading. Unfortunately failing to do this will not only cause harm to the business but

Your Business Exit Strategy

Sunday, 15 May 2016 by

So you’ve put in the time and built an awesome company that is popular, profitable and now saleable. Many entrepreneurs in the later stages of business growth find themselves at this crossroad. You may find that you want to sell the business, take the company public by doing an IPO, or sell a majority share

Financing for your Business

Monday, 09 May 2016 by

According to a survey completed by the SBA, of the estimated 1 Trillion small businesses borrowed in 2013, about $422 million of this amount was obtained from finance (non-bank) companies. Even though This represents a significant year over year increase in borrowing, small businesses still face challenges when it comes to gaining access to capital

Business Financing Basics

Thursday, 05 May 2016 by

In the world of finance, sometimes it can be helpful to just spell out some of the basics. All too often even the experienced entrepreneur can make the mistake of missing a small item that can become a big problem. These are just some of the things to keep in mind when considering business financing.

Small businesses often have many questions when looking for a loan. What are my best options? What are my approval chances? How much money do I really need to accomplish the tasks and goals established in my business plan. (You do have a business plan, right?) It takes time to do the necessary research on

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