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economic crisis
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How Startups Can Survive — and Even Thrive — in an Economic Crisis

Just as the economic effects of the pandemic showed signs of receding, the world has been hit with the prospect of an even more severe inflationary spike due to the Russia-Ukraine conflict and the ensuing sanctions resulting in significant disruption to global trade. Under conditions brought about in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, broken supply...
credit reports
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Business Credit Vs. Personal Credit Reports: Why You Need Both

Personal credit is something you should be familiar with as a business owner. Having good credit, or being "creditworthy," makes getting financing easier when you need it. But do you know what your business credit report is and how it works? Business credit is like personal credit in many ways. But they are not exactly...
funding options
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Need Cash Fast? Here Are Funding Options for Startups

Whether you are running a tech startup, an app or the next best thing to solve world hunger, pretty much every startup relies on having a strong and stable cash flow. However, with more than 50% of startups failing by their fifth year and 82% of these allegedly failing due to a lack of cash,...
business credit
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Simple Ways to Establish Business Credit

It's practical to learn how to establish credit for your business. However, before you start applying for loans, weigh the costs as well as the impact on your business. Once you are approved for a loan, there is no turning back. Planning is crucial when it comes to operating with loans. You should consider how...
VC partner
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How to Find the Perfect VC Partner, Even During Times of Uncertainty

While the pandemic has certainly had an impact on the startup space, speculations were off about one thing: venture capital. It didn’t dry up: Venture investors poured $150 billion into North American companies in 2020, up about 7% from 2019 levels. All was not rosy, however, as first-time financings comprised only a fraction of that...
money
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6 Leading Entrepreneurs on Their Biggest Money Regrets

Even the world’s wealthiest people make poor financial decisions. We asked six self-made millionaires to reveal what they learned from their biggest money regrets. Here’s what these leading entrepreneurs and The Oracles advisors had to say: I didn’t invest in Uber “I had the chance to invest in Uber in the early days and I passed it up — twice....
Agnieszka Wilk
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The 7 Business Lessons We’ve Learned in 7 Years

Fewer than 50 percent of businesses make it to their fifth year. That means that half of all companies have a short lifespan, despite their efforts to build something successful long-term. The interior design space is particularly competitive: predictions state that by 2026, the market will be worth $270,410 million, and in turn, a whole...
financing request
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4 Tips for Writing a Standout Business Plan Financing Request

One of the most important elements of a business plan is a financing request, or the amount of funding your business is requesting of potential investors. Many entrepreneurs may worry they are asking for too much money, while others may not feel totally certain about the future of their company, especially nowadays. This leaves the...
grow business post-pandemic
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3 Tips to Grow Your Business in the Post-Pandemic Era

Summer is in full swing, and in some areas of the country, mask mandates have lifted and event production companies now have packed schedules. It seems like we are starting to finally overcome and move beyond the COVID-19 crisis. If you’re a business owner, you may be wondering what steps to take to ensure the...
fundraising strategy
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Entrepreneurs Must Optimize Their Fundraising Strategy to Move Forward

Despite the recent radical economic changes, entrepreneurs have been resilient and adapted their business models to cope and sometimes even go public. However, entrepreneurs often make costly, avoidable errors in their funding strategies. Entrepreneurs can optimize their fundraising strategy by learning to avoid cash management pitfalls and how investors evaluate startups. Every successful entrepreneur knows...
business finances
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Understand Your Business Finances Better by Answering These 5 Questions

A business owner faces many pressures, concerns and challenges and, perhaps, the biggest concerns revolve around money. Without it, the business can fail, creating a domino effect that can affect everyone involved in the business, including you — the owner. This is why understanding your business finances is one of the most important aspects of...
WJR Business Beat
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WJR Business Beat with Jeff Sloan: ReValue Has Unique Approach for Investment Guidance Doing Good For The Broader Community (Episode 283)

On today's Business Beat, Jeff speaks with Angela Barbash, CEO of Ypsilanti-based company Revalue, about how she helps individuals make for-profit investments that have a positive impact on society. Tune in to the Business Beat, below, to learn more about how Revalue and how you can make an impact through your investments: Tune in to...
buying a business
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4 Important Questions to Ask When Buying a Business Right Now

The market looks vastly different than it did a year ago, which means new opportunities — for better or worse. As businesses reopen, they offer clues to which industries proved to be pandemic-proof, meaning they were hit hard but show strong promise of recovery, and which ones appear gone forever. If you were already researching...
subscription-based business
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3 Tips for Building a Successful Subscription-Based Business

The way consumers buy goods and services is changing. Have a look at your bank statement over the last several months, and I’ll bet there are more than a few recurring charges for Netflix, Amazon Prime, Spotify or Zoom. Consumers used to buy one-off products or services but are now increasingly subscribing to receive them...
alternative lending
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Here’s Why Alternative Lending Can Take Your Business to the Next Level

Running a business is hard work, and nothing is more challenging than trying to secure the funds needed to start a new business or keep things running smoothly. It has become increasingly difficult for entrepreneurs to get funding from traditional banks, because of the hoops that they make business owners jump through to qualify for...
financial health
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7 Tips Every Startup Should Follow to Maintain Financial Health

Nothing spells disaster for a startup like poor financial health. Whatever the industry, however great the idea, if the numbers just don’t add up, there will be little recourse to get things back on track. Even if a business is still above water, any uncertainty over the numbers can destroy investor confidence and jeopardize strategic...
to do after PPP loan
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6 Things to Do After Receiving Your PPP Loan

You’ve gotten your PPP loan, spent it properly and hopefully qualify for full forgiveness. Congratulations! What’s next? StartupNation exclusive discounts and savings on Dell products and accessories: Learn more here Here are six steps you can take now, after receiving and spending your PPP loan, to help ensure your business continues on the road to recovery:...
tax reform
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How President Biden’s Tax Reform Could Impact Your Small Business

Information about tax changes the Biden administration is considering have recently leaked, creating some big headlines in media. “First major tax hike since 1993,” according to Bloomberg. As a fractional CFO, my first reaction to any tax reform is: what does this mean for small business? Although we do not have an official White House plan yet, I...
Trade References
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How Trade References Can Help Your Startup Get Financing

New businesses often find it challenging to get financing. Many lenders prefer to lend to businesses that are at least a year or two old and that have strong financial profiles. But if you wait until your business is a couple of years old, you may find yourself missing a key piece of your credit...