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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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A Startup’s Guide to Alternative Finance

As an entrepreneur, your next venture may be fully developed, and your business model mapped out, both technically and operationally. But in order to kickstart your business by legally establishing the operating structure and opening your doors to customers, you need fuel. That means raising money, and a fair share of it. In an era...
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6 Funding Ideas for a First-Time Startup Founder

Finding cash for your new business venture may seem like a daunting task. With some high-profile startups boasting angel investment amounts in the millions, is it even likely that an unknown, fledgling business like yours can find funding to get off the ground? The quick answer is yes, although it may take some ingenuity and...
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Find the Best Business Loan Depending on Your Credit Score

Almost every startup needs to borrow at one time or another. However, that doesn’t mean they’re equal when it comes to seeking finance. In short, your credit score and trading history will decide who will lend to you – and on what terms. So what are the potential business loan options? If you have a...
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How to Get a Small Business Loan Without Collateral

If you require a small business loan but your company doesn’t have any assets (whether property, land, stock or share options), you may need to give a personal guarantee, which can put your personal assets (including your home) on the line. It’s not an attractive proposition, to say the least. That’s not to say that...
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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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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...