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startup funding
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4 Reasons 2022 Will Be A Turning Point For Startup Funding

Last year saw some fundamental shifts in the startup funding landscape that will have a profound impact by this time next year. Interest rates were at an all-time low, which meant that there were few asset classes providing high returns (venture capital [VC] being one of the main ones). Vast sums of money poured in...
female founders
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Female Founders, Get Funding Now with These 4 Alternatives to VC

In 2019, venture capital investment into U.S. startups nearly doubled from $88 billion to $144 billion. So, while it comes as no surprise that 2019 was also a record year for female founders securing these dollars, many would be shocked to learn this funding amounted to a mere 3.4% at its all-time high.  It would...
e-commerce business loan
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Traditional vs. Alternative: Which E-Commerce Business Loan is Best for Me?

E-commerce is the future of retail. E-commerce sales in 2020 accounted for 14% of all sales in the country, and it’s estimated that there will be 2.14 billion global digital buyers in 2021. Every e-commerce business faces unique challenges, such as stiff competition, online compliance, delivery, lead generation and conversion. To overcome these hurdles, you...
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Alternative Lending Options for Small Businesses in 2021

All businesses require funds to operate. Maybe when you first opened your doors, you used your own savings or received microloans from family or friends. But as businesses grow, it's sometimes necessary to obtain outside financing. The majority of business owners usually opt for traditional bank loans or loans from the Small Business Administration (SBA)....
Alternative Financing
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5 Alternative Financing Options That Help Startups Access Funding Quickly

Securing funding can be difficult for new entrepreneurs, especially given how stringent banks are when qualifying potential borrowers. However, numerous alternative financing lenders offer a wide array of potential financing options that are accessible to startup founders. In this article, we explain what some of those funding options are. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on...
finances
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How to Bring Your Business Finances into the New Decade

For new entrepreneurs, now is the perfect time of year to look at your business finances with fresh eyes. While there may be nothing wrong with your current systems, you may find that technical advances can help your startup save both time and money when it comes to your finances. StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings...
small business financing
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Free E-Book Download: The Truth About Small Business Financing

StartupNation’s Business Builder E-Book Series provides readers with a FREE downloadable guide to help you start, grow or manage your business. StartupNation has partnered with Rapid Finance, one of the biggest names in the alternative business financing industry, to provide our readers with an exclusive guide to small business financing. Click HERE to download StartupNation's FREE...
female entrepreneurs
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Will 2020 Be the Year Female Entrepreneurs Thrive?

Since 2007, the number of women-owned businesses in the U.S. has increased by 58 percent, outpacing the 12 percent growth rate of business overall. In addition to the sheer increase in volume, women-owned firms are growing at twice the speed of other businesses, contributing $3 trillion and 23 million jobs to the global economy. In...
small business financing
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Everything You Need to Know About Small Business Financing

While obtaining funding as an entrepreneur is not always easy, there are methods to make it easier. These financing solutions support startups and entrepreneurs, and the companies that provide these solutions understand the challenges that small businesses face when it comes to traditional funding methods.  To meet the needs of small business owners and entrepreneurs,...
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5 Things Millennial Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Business Funding

The millennial generation has been coined the most entrepreneurial generation to date. However, many are postponing business ownership for one reason: financing. Starting a business from scratch is a challenging feat on its own, but for the one-third of adults under the age of 30 facing student loan debt, it can seem nearly impossible. To...
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Financing Made Simple: The Truth About Small Business Financing

How many times have you heard that it’s hard to get funding? It’s a common refrain and every entrepreneur has wondered how to better raise capital. The truth is that it’s not nearly as hard as you think. Here are some common myths about funding a business and how they don’t hold up in real...
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Minimum Sales Requirements: The Truth About Small Business Financing

Every successful business had to begin somewhere. Apple started in Steve Jobs’ garage, after all. While you’re probably not aiming toward worldwide corporate domination, you know your business plan has solid potential... as long as you can get funding. Too often, traditional lenders seem willing to hand over cash only to businesses that are already...
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Spending Freedom: The Truth About Small Business Financing

It’s hard to qualify for a traditional small business loan through a bank, and it’s even more difficult to get funding through a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. If you do make it through the 60- to 90-day application process, you still aren’t in the clear. Traditional lenders have rules about how you spend the money from...
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Get Funded with Bad Credit: The Truth About Small Business Financing

If you’re a small business owner, your need for cash is often greatest in the period before you receive payments. The long-term health of your business may depend on your ability to purchase inventory or essential equipment ahead of time. This seems like such a simple equation... and yet, it can be discouraging to approach...
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Fund Your Business with StartupNation Business Services

StartupNation offers a number of services to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get their businesses off of the ground. We serve a wide range of companies, including freelancers, sole proprietorships, home-based businesses, part-time businesses and more. StartupNation’s in-house Business Services are designed for all entrepreneurs and small business owners, whether you are in the initial startup...
Financing
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5 Creative Financing Tools to Kickstart Your Business

Traditional banks today aren’t typically willing to lend to startup ventures, unless you have a stellar track record and money already in the bank. Only 30 percent of businesses are bank-funded, according to Linda Jenkins, CEO of the Gold Alliance Group, so odds are good that you may need to get creative in order to...
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The 3 Best Financing Options When Buying a Franchise

Across the U.S., franchise businesses produce $760 billion of revenue and employ over 8 million people per year. Those are the kind of numbers that might inspire you to open a franchise business of your own.  However, when you zoom in on how much it takes to finance opening a franchise, you might feel less...
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What Entrepreneurs Need to Know About Cash Flow

If you are among the enterprising individuals in the process of launching or running your own business, this article is for you. You may already have your hands full with operating activities, staffing and continually improving return on investment (ROI). Now, if you could just wrap your head around this cash flow advice and apply...
target funding
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Show Me the Funding! Creativity Can Help Get the Money and Resources You Need

The following is excerpted from “Target Funding: A Proven System to Get the Money and Resources You Need to Start or Grow Your Business," pg. 26 to 28 (McGraw-Hill, July 12, 2019).  If the vast majority of early-stage entrepreneurs, small businesses, and independent inventors can’t get conventional business loans or venture capital, where do they find...