Matthew Gillman

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Matthew Gillman is a business financing expert with more than a decade of experience in commercial lending. He is the founder and CEO of SMB Compass, a specialty finance company providing education and financing.
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Business Entity Types Affect Financing Options

One of the most important decisions you’ll have to make for your new business is to determine a business entity type. While the topic may seem daunting for new entrepreneurs, establishing a business entity early on is vital because the structure you choose will have financial and legal implications for your business. One of the...
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Your First 6 Months in Business: A To-Do List

Getting your business off the ground is an exciting journey, but it’s not without challenges. There are a lot of moving pieces, a lot of decisions need to be made and a lot of money needs to be spent. If you’re not ready, it’s easy to be overwhelmed. So much of getting your business running...
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6 Finance Books to Help You Make Better Business Decisions

Just when you thought that successful business owners don’t have the time to curl up in bed to read a book, you’d be surprised to know that average entrepreneurs read at least one book a week. Even someone as successful as Bill Gates, the founder of Microsoft, squeezes in 50 books a year to get...
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How Federal Interest Rate Hikes Will Impact Your Startup

Starting a new business comes with the day-to-day tasks of keeping up with payroll, managing the books, acquiring customers, ensuring positive cash flow and so on. On top of that, you have to keep an eye on macroeconomic changes that may affect your business. If you are a startup and navigating your way through the...