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A Crash Course In Small Business Start Up Funding

A Crash Course In Small Business Start Up Funding

Attention! Are you ready to enlist in Bootstrap Financing Boot Camp? TODAY’S MISSION: Business Start Up Funding Tactical Maneuvers.
Start Up Soldier, I’m going to be giving you a crash course in how you can start …

Find The Money You Need Without Business Start Up Loans

Find The Money You Need Without Business Start Up Loans

Let me let you in on the secret to finding business start up funding, without the need for huge small business start up loans.
It’s called Bootstrapping! Did you know that you can find free sources of …

Government Small Business Loans – What To Do If You Don’t Qualify

Government Small Business Loans – What To Do If You Don’t Qualify

What should you do if you don’t qualify for government small business loans? The answer depends on just how committed and determined you are to starting your own business.
Since you’re reading this article, my guess …

Lots Of Money Available For Viable Business Ideas

Lots Of Money Available For Viable Business Ideas

At times I hear entrepreneurs say they can’t find money to start or grow their businesses. I don’t buy it. There is always money available for great business ideas.
Of course, there are a number of …

Business Debt Consolidation Loan – Reduce Your Interest Payments

Business Debt Consolidation Loan – Reduce Your Interest Payments

Consider a business debt consolidation loan if you are paying high credit card interest rates to finance your business. It can drastically reduce your costs, but beware of the pitfalls.
A Business debt consolidation loan may …

Small Business Valuation – What’s Your Worth?

Small Business Valuation – What’s Your Worth?

Get a small business valuation on your company with an eye to selling it can give you a wide variety of results depending on how and who does the valuation.
While doing a small business valuation, …

Finding Money – Today

Finding Money – Today

No question about it, getting money for your business today is almost impossible. Many lenders are not letting businesses draw down on lines of credit and transferring money from credit cards to pay off balances …

Hone Your Small Business Skills Before Tackling Venture Capitalists

Hone Your Small Business Skills Before Tackling Venture Capitalists

While Dragons’ Den is educational and entertaining, I hope the theatrics don’t scare off too many wannabe small business owners.
After being in business for 30 years, I’ve almost forgotten what it’s like to have to …

What To Do When The Funding Gatekeeper Says No

What To Do When The Funding Gatekeeper Says No

What do you do when a loan or grant fund gatekeeper doesn’t share your enthusiasm for your business idea? After agonizing your way through an application process, it never feels good to be turned down.
Applicants …

Financial Skeletons Will Spook Potential Investors

Financial Skeletons Will Spook Potential Investors

Are you heading out trick-or-treating for a business loan? No matter how bewitching your costume, the following deal breakers will block your success and leave you with an empty pillowcase.

1. Ghostly Equity. If you’re hoping to …

Starting A Small Business – Suggestions For Sources Of Funding

Starting A Small Business – Suggestions For Sources Of Funding

One of the challenges facing a startup small business is funding or finance. Where to get the money to get this new small business up and running. 
This is surely the biggest obstacle to every business, …

Protecting Your Business Credit Lines

Protecting Your Business Credit Lines

You work hard to establish credit lines with your suppliers. Often you will have to trust your employees to use those credit lines on your behalf. But is your trust well placed or not? You …

6 Ways To Save Money On Your Credit

6 Ways To Save Money On Your Credit

Your business credit comes in many forms. From credit cards and store cards to bank lines of credit and credit offered by suppliers. And with each there are a few ways to save money. Here …

4 Ways To Build Your Business Credit

4 Ways To Build Your Business Credit

Establishing credit is one of the most important things a business can do. Because every business needs to have as much financial flexibility as they can get. Here are 4 ways that you can go …

The Truth About Building Your Business Credit

The Truth About Building Your Business Credit

All businesses whether large or small usually rely on some form of credit to help get things done. In today’s business environment establishing your credit is more important than ever. What you may not know …

Need A Little Breathing Room? Ask Your Suppliers For A Credit Line

Need A Little Breathing Room? Ask Your Suppliers For A Credit Line

If your business model is business to business then you’ve probably got a familiar problem. Like most such businesses you’ve got to wait to be paid. In the mean time you need materials for the …