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How to Get Lenders to Want to Finance Your Business

Many small businesses fail in the first few years, and one reason why is running out of money. If you’ve ever watched the television shows Dragon’s Den, Shark Tank or The Apprentice, you will know that one of the most important ways to achieve business success is to get the finances right. That means thinking hard about how you’re going ... Read More »

Financeit Lets Small Businesses Offer Consumer Financing

Usefulness Functionality Price Summary If you’ve been itching to offer financing to your customers, the free, low-risk and easy-to-use online solution Financeit just may be your key to better close rates and bigger transactions. If consumer financing is at the top of your “confusing topics I wish I understood better so I could increase my bottom-line” list, then the online ... Read More »

6 Small Business Finance Basics You Must Understand

Bookkeeping is vital to properly managing your business resources. Additionally you will need these records for tax purposes. Whether you DIY or hire someone to keep track of everything you should understand the importance and the basics of bookkeeping. Keeping good records of operations will alert you to any cash flow issues and potential legal problems as well and keeping ... Read More »

9 Bookkeeping Apps Your Small Business Needs to Succeed

One of the most common causes of business failure is inadequate financing. But, let’s be honest, sending out invoices, keeping track of expenses, doing the weekly payroll and filing taxes can be incredibly challenging when your mind is on business growth. No matter how vital these tasks, they are tedious and can consume more of your time and resources than ... Read More »

Separating Your Personal and Business Finances: Why and How

New business owners may seek to keep things simple and co-mingle their business and personal finances. This is a BIG mistake. Here’s why, and what you can to do to appropriately separate your financial activities. Why and How to Separate Your Personal and Business Finances Why Keep Finances Separate? There are important financial, legal and tax reasons to separate your ... Read More »

Looking for Funding? Here are Some Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

The number of women-owned businesses has risen dramatically in recent years, a healthy sign for those who value greater diversity in the nation’s economy. Between 2002 and 2012, the number of women-owned firms increased at a rate 2½ times the national average (52 percent vs. 20 percent) and employment at women-owned firms grew at a rate 4½ times that of ... Read More »

Getting the Right Funding Can be Daunting – But There is Hope

Vendedy is the first social network designed to connect global travelers to street markets. Founded by Forbes30Under30 Entrepreneur Christine Souffrant Ntim, the small business’s goal is to digitize the $10 trillion dollar street market economy and make it accessible to anyone and everyone. But when Ntim started out, she had an incredibly difficult time getting the funding she needed. Watch ... Read More »

Opportunity Fund Targets Minority Businesses, Loans More Than $60 Million in 2016

Small businesses in California that can’t access capital through traditional lenders have another option. Opportunity Fund is an organization that provides microloans to small businesses. Since it was founded in 1994, the organization has loaned more than $164 million to more than 5,500 businesses. And in its 2016 fiscal year, Opportunity Fund provided over $60 million in loans, with a ... Read More »

Does Your Bank Count Debits to Intentionally Create More Overdrafts?

Nearly 40 percent of the biggest U.S. banks surveyed order transactions in a way that leads to increased overdrafts, according to a new report by the Pew Charitable Trusts. Pew analyzed 44 of the 50 biggest U.S. banks and found that 18 of them process debit transactions — purchases, payments and withdrawals — in order from the highest amount to ... Read More »

How to Invest in Startups Using a Gold IRA

Did you know you could use a gold IRA to fund a startup venture? It requires taking some legal steps and placing the funds into a corporate account but is one way to provide a financial seedbed as the business grows and matures. And if you follow the rules, you can invest without incurring any tax liability. Here’s how to ... Read More »