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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...
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3 Ways to Start a Business When You’re Already Drowning in Debt

Ever since I was young, I've had an entrepreneurial spirit. When I was 15 years old, and all my friends were working at supermarkets and fast-food joints, I started a successful landscaping company. I kept it going until I graduated from high school and moved away for college. Then, during my freshman year in college,...
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Is it Safe for Your Startup to Use an Online Lender?

As a business owner, you surely know there are plenty of scammers lurking, keen to steal your identity or separate you from your cash. Equally concerning, some sites may have no criminal intentions but may not be real lenders either, with the sole purpose of gathering and selling leads. So how reputable is an online...
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...
Online business loan
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5 Benefits of a Short-Term Online Business Loan

Every entrepreneur knows it’s difficult to get the capital to launch a new business. Even when you’ve established your company, it doesn’t take much to knock your cash flow, requiring you to find another source of finance. In this situation, a short-term online business loan can be the perfect solution. As the name suggests, a short-term...
Outstanding Debt
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Does Outstanding Debt Affect Your Ability to Borrow?

Chances are you already know that having outstanding debt can affect your ability to secure additional borrowing. But are you aware that the type of debt can make a huge difference? Here’s an overview of different types of borrowing and how they can affect your creditworthiness. Business loans If you already have a business loan,...
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The Angel Honey Pot Continues to Grow

According to the 2006 Angel Market Analysis released today by the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire, the angel investor market experienced steady growth in 2006, with total investments of $25.6 billion, an increase of 10.8 percent over 2005. This is an irrefutable statement about the fact that the money is...
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Small business loans grubstake entrepreneurs

Huh? I subscribe to a daily 'Word of the Day' email from Merriam-Webster and the other day the word was grubstake. grubstake GRUB-stayk verb : to provide with material assistance (as a loan) for launching an enterprise or for a person in difficult circumstances Apparently, the word gained footing during the California gold rush, and...
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Grab Your Partner

You don't have to do it all yourself. In fact, you can't. Entrepreneurs all have a certain amount of maverick "I can do it alone" attitude, but real success comes when we can step aside and allow others to play important roles. We do it all the time here at StartupNation. The guests that we...