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gig economy
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Many Entrepreneurs Hope Gig Economy Leads to New Career

The rise of the gig economy has reshaped the way Americans approach their careers. Just a decade or two ago, “moonlighting” was frowned upon by many employers, but attitudes have changed. Today, it’s not uncommon for full-time employees to have a side gig as they pursue their entrepreneurial passion or dream. Many entrepreneurs use the...
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5 Reasons to Use a Business Credit Card

It’s a common mistake for business owners. When it comes to paying for business expenses, you still pull out your personal credit card. Don't sell your business short. A business credit card is a different animal designed specifically to meet startup's needs. It’s worth noting, you don’t need to run a multi-million dollar business to...
Small business loan
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The Small Business Loan Revolution is Here

The economy is back, and it’s ready to lend a hand If you’re like most small business owners, you’ve been on quite the roller coaster for the past several years. You pinched pennies, made sacrifices and deferred capital investment projects. Finally, your patience has paid off. With the economy back on a roll, entrepreneurs and...
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My Startup Isn’t Growing, What Should I Do?

The recipe for small business growth is an imprecise one. Mix one advertising campaign and two new salespeople and let rise? Or is it one social media marketing campaign and three new customer service reps? It’s tough to decipher and is based on your startup’s unique structure. If you’re thinking, “My business isn’t growing, what...
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6 Ways to Grow Your Small Business Into a Big Business

Some small business owners consider making enough money to pay the bills and occasionally enjoy a vacation to be the epitome of success. For others, keeping their small business small is simply not enough. Many entrepreneurs have a goal of growing their small business into a large one with the potential for greater profits and...
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The Quickest Ways to Fund Your Startup

With unprecedented competition in the lending market, now is a great time for small businesses to get quick business loans with excellent terms. Traditional banks have notoriously been cautious when lending to small businesses. After the financial crisis that began in 2008, the big banks pulled back from small business lending even more. To make up for...
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How to Get a Loan for Your Small Business in 9 Steps

Applying for a small business loan can seem overwhelming. It’s hard to know where to begin, and the finish line can seem so far away. By following these nine simple steps, your dream of obtaining a small business loan is attainable. Plan, plan, plan! The first step in any new business is to work out a thorough...
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How to Get Funding for Your Small Business

These are exciting times for entrepreneurs in the U.S. A recent study by Babson College showed that there are now 27 million entrepreneurs in America. If you’re one of them, and you’re wondering how to fund your small business, but don’t know how to obtain the financial support to do so, below are some ways...
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What to Do When Your Startup’s Revenue Flatlines

Wouldn’t it be great if your business progressed steadily, with revenue consistently going up? That may be ideal, but it’s not reality for most startups. It’s likely that every small business will experience revenue stalling or declining. But, what do you do when your revenue flatlines? It may be time to rethink your business plan...
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How to Secure a Small Business Loan Online

It used to be that businesses wanting to finance their growth had few options. Using their own savings, getting loans from family and friends, pitching their business to investors, or securing a traditional bank loan were some of the more popular ways to get cash for business development. Lately though, there are some new choices...
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4 Strategies to Get a Loan for Your Small Business

Obtaining a loan can be a challenge for many small business owners. Entrepreneurs don’t realize that even preparing to apply for a loan can take years of foundational work. Some others don’t know about alternative lending options that can help newly established businesses, or those with an immediate need to get the money they require....
Social finance loans
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Social Finance and Retirement Account Loans

The world of finance for entrepreneurs and startups has gradually been changing since the last recession with alternative lending platforms and programs that illustrate the potential beyond the traditional funding sources. Now that new government regulations are recognizing the economic benefits that the startup boom is bringing, there is more space for new ways to get...
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LendingTree Offers $50,000 Grant Contest for Small Businesses

Small businesses are the backbone to the U.S. economy and the sector is growing. According to the Small Business Administration, more than half of Americans either own or work for a small business, and they create about two out of every three new jobs in the U.S. each year. Small business owners face a long...