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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...
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4 Funding Resources for Women Entrepreneurs

March is Women’s History Month, and last year, I shared an article about small business grants available for women entrepreneurs running niche startups. Grants are a fantastic resource for any entrepreneur starting or growing a business, as they provide a specific sum of money to fund your business. And, depending on the grant, other potential incentives include...
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Free E-Book Download: The Truth About Small Business Financing

StartupNation’s Business Builder E-Book Series provides readers with a FREE downloadable guide to help you start, grow or manage your business. StartupNation has partnered with Rapid Finance, one of the biggest names in the alternative business financing industry, to provide our readers with an exclusive guide to small business financing. Click HERE to download StartupNation's FREE...
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Fund Your Business with StartupNation Business Services

StartupNation offers a number of services to aspiring entrepreneurs looking to get their businesses off of the ground. We serve a wide range of companies, including freelancers, sole proprietorships, home-based businesses, part-time businesses and more. StartupNation’s in-house Business Services are designed for all entrepreneurs and small business owners, whether you are in the initial startup...
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Venture Capital vs. Angel Investments: What’s Best For My Business?

For those new to entrepreneurship, it’s not uncommon to get venture capital and angel investments mixed up when considering funding options for your business. The reality, of course, is that these two types of investors do not finance businesses in the same way. Each investor offers businesses different amounts of capital, and even the kinds...
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New Year, New Business: Start it Up on StartupNation Radio

On this episode of StartupNation Radio, brought to you by Pappas Financial, Jeff is joined by co-host, Corey Welch, Detroit Site Leader for Rapid Advance. The fourth largest small business lender in America, Rapid Advance is a tech-powered financial services company that provides working capital to small and mid-sized businesses. To kick the show off,...
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5 Ways to Get Access to Working Capital (and Fast!)

Does your business need a fast cash injection? The good news? You have options. Remember: Businesses rely heavily on lenders, so don’t be hesitant to go to one. Nearly 75 percent of small business funding comes from lenders, according to the Small Business Administration (SBA). Clearly, you have options to avoid cash flow issues, a common...
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Credit to Crowdfunding: Funding Options for Your Startup

Getting funding for your business is necessary, but that doesn’t mean it’s easy. Some of the obstacles you’ll face are high interest rates, extended underwriting time, origination fees and stringent approval standards. Of course, these hurdles are contingent on the borrower. If you’ve got great credit, steady revenue and impressive sales, lenders are more willing...
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How to Start an E-Commerce Business with Next to No Capital

Many aspiring entrepreneurs are often faced with the daunting task of amassing capital in order to commence business endeavors. The idea that you have to be rich to start a business, or attain a large loan from your parents, has been embedded in the minds of many. While there are businesses that have high barriers...
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Which Funding Source is Best for Your Business?

Before exploring the topic of traditional banks versus online lenders as a source of startup funding, it's interesting to learn where typical startups get their funding today. While no two startups are exactly the same, founders might gain valuable insight by learning how other new companies have raised the capital to manage daily operations and...
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Female Entrepreneurs and the Fight for Funding

“If I can make it there, I’ll make it anywhere.” New York has always been attractive to the self-made man, but it could now be the premier destination for the self-made woman, too. The Big Apple is being widely hailed as the new template for female-friendly business formation, enabling female entrepreneurs to launch startups with the...
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Busting the Myths of Small Business Funding

Securing funding for your startup may seem impossible, but it is no more difficult than making a sale. Fundraising is not impossible, it is an obstacle that requires the proper focus, beliefs, capabilities and strategies to achieve. Below, you will find several common myths that entrepreneurs face while looking for investors, and how to bust all...
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The Anatomy of a Pitch Deck

Have questions on what it takes to get funding? Utilizing a pitch deck, share your compelling story in order to influence an audience to fund your business. For those unfamiliar with the term, a pitch deck is a presentation used to present a business plan to potential investors in person or via an online meeting. Why is...
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Startup Funding: Which is the Right Option for you?

Which startup funding option will you choose? Raising funding for a startup company is a tricky task for any entrepreneur. While many entrepreneurs have unrealistic expectations about the funding types that are within reach to them, others struggle to build businesses that are worthy of receiving major startup funding. This infographic explains each of the...
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Things Investors Say When Really What They Mean is, “No”

One lesson I learned the hard way as a founder is that investors never like to say “no.” They especially don’t like to say “yes,” but “no” is almost as difficult to get out of them. Why? Well, because they never want to completely close the door on what could eventually be a massive missed...
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Financing Options for a Small Business

Finding the Right Funding Financing your business is one of the first  critical decisions you'll make.  A while back, we were approached by "Brian," an Entrepreneur who  started a company with a combination of funds from his personal savings  account and credit cards. He was looking for a venture capital  investment, but part way into his...
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Financing Options for a Small Business

Finding the Right Funding Financing your business is one of the first  critical decisions you'll make.  A while back, we were approached by "Brian," an Entrepreneur who  started a company with a combination of funds from his personal savings  account and credit cards. He was looking for a venture capital  investment, but part way into his...
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5 Tips for Small Businesses Looking for a Loan

A loan may or may not be the best source of funding. The ways in which small businesses and startup companies find the funding they need to develop their ideas and target growth has changed significantly in recent years. The process is no longer focused entirely on winning the approval of your local bank manager...
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Startup Funding – A Closer Look at the Key Options

Gaining access to initial funding and maintaining a workable cash flow situation are two of the biggest challenges that newly established and fledgling businesses face. There are of course no guarantees of sustainable success even when a new company is able to generate investor interest and raise the cash they need to get started. Here...
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Credit Card Debt Out of Control? Help May Be on the Way

As 2009 gets under way it’s painfully obvious that the economy is still struggling.  Sales are continuing their downward trend, unemployment is rising, and many Americans are still having trouble paying their mortgage.  After struggling through 2008, the average consumer is facing the New Year at a financial rock bottom.  The best indicator of this...