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7 Exceptional Ways to Make Your Business Stand Out to Lenders

Searching for a small business loan can feel a little bit like hitting the dating scene. You’re researching lenders wondering, “Will they like me? Or will they reject me?” Working at Nav, where we’ve played matchmaker between thousands of small business owners and lenders, I’ve observed several key steps small business owners and entrepreneurs can...
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7 Reasons Every Startup Needs a Business Credit Card

A business credit card is one of the most important financial tools in any startup's toolbox. It’s way more than just a personal credit card that you use for business dealings—it’s a unique, flexible form of financing that also delivers rewards and perks specific to what’s important to you and your business. If you’re starting...
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4 Things You Need to Know About Establishing Business Credit

Establishing a strong business credit profile is an important factor in how a business’ creditworthiness is evaluated when applying for a small business loan. Granted, different lenders have different thresholds for creditworthiness, but the business owner with a good credit profile will have more options available than a business owner with a weak profile. StartupNation...
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Leveraging Credit to Build a Healthy and Thriving Business in 3 Steps

Popular media would have entrepreneurs believe that money is the solution to all of their business problems. Although 84 percent of business failures can be attributed to being undercapitalized and suffering from inadequate cash flow, money isn’t always the answer. With that said, capital is an incredibly valuable tool, that if used correctly, can fuel...
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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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Which Business Credit Scores Matter the Most?

Not all credit scores are created equally. You likely already know that you have a personal credit score; it’s what you need to buy a car, get a mortgage, credit card, or even pass a background check. You probably also already know that there are three bureaus (Experian, Equifax, TransUnion) that report your credit scores....
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4 Tips for Funding a Business When You Have Student Loans

Few words strike as much fear in the hearts of college grads as student loans. These debts seem to linger for years; for some, repayment can take anywhere from 10 to 20 years. And for some, the specter of student loans may even determine which careers they pursue. Although the heart may yearn for a...
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Why You Should Stop Making Excuses and Start Building Your Business Credit

Your business credit score is a measure of its likelihood to honor its financial obligations. As such, this seemingly innocuous figure will significantly affect your ability to access credit – as well as the interest rates you pay. It therefore makes good sense to build this score as rapidly as you can, but companies frequently...
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The 5 Criteria You Need to Choose a Business Loan

Starting a business requires at least some upfront funding. You can attempt to be frugal and startup on a tight budget, but most businesses will require at least a few thousand dollars to afford initial product stock, office supplies, technology and employee wages necessary to build the infrastructure of the business. A lack of capital If...
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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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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....
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7 Tips to Secure Financing for Your Small Business

Commercial lenders are conservative by nature. They want to know their money is secure. They need to be confident that the borrower will be able to repay the loan or that assets that can be liquidated in case of default. Securing financing for a startup is especially challenging, as it is inherently more risky than...