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Small Business Speak Out: Where do I get the Capital for Growth? A look at the different venues that small business owners use to obtain capital for growth including loan approval rates and the total cost on a business, in time and money, of financing. View
Seller Financing Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains the concept of seller financing and how/when it may work for buying a business. View
Obtaining Small Business Financing Learn about alternatives for small business financing and increasing the appeal of your loan application. View
Obtaining Business Credit: The Basics Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains why establishing business credit is so important and how to go about doing it. View
Supplier Financing Steve Strauss, founder of www.theselfemployed.com, explains the concept of supplier financing and how it can be used to start a business on a tight budget. View
Use Financial Statements to Identify Opportunities for Growth Business Planning Case Study: USA Gypsum SCORE and MassMutual know how important it is to get good advice. That is why, for SCORE’s 50th anniversary, we are sharing helpful, relevant, and succinct tips for your business success. The tips are based on real-life experiences and... View
A Beginner’s Guide to Angel Investing What is angel investing? An angel investor is a private investor who provides capital for early stage companies at their seed or subsequent funding rounds. An angel investor acts alone or as part of a group, buying equity of the company (stock or... View
Alternative Lending 101 Over the past several years, banks have largely pulled away from lending to small businesses. They’ve done so primarily because they’re more averse to risk, plus it’s typically not profitable for them to make loans that are less than $250,000. To meet the demand for small... View
Financial Projections Template Download this financial projections Excel template to calculate your startup expenses, payroll costs, sales forecast, cash flow, income statement, balance sheet, breakeven analysis, financial ratios, cost of goods sold, amortization and depreciation for your small business. View
Understanding Your Business Credit Score How much do you know about your business’s credit score? If the answer is “not much,” you’re not alone – Entrepreneur magazine reports that less than 10% of all business owners understand how their business credit is established. However, if you want to access... View