Category: Business Funding

Entering into a relationship with an angel investor can be a huge business funding benefit to a new startup company. A large infusion of cash can go a long way towards purchases of needed inventory, machinery, employee salaries or any number of vital expenses for a growing business. However, angel investors come in many shapes and sizes. Each one is also motivated to invest by many different reasons. Discovering that specific motivation can help you decide if you are partnering with the right angel […]

Building up a good business credit score is more important to obtaining business funding than most entrepreneurs realize. In fact, one of the most frequent reasons that small business loans are denied is because of low personal and business credit scores. After establishing a credit profile with business credit agency Dunn & Bradstreet, small business owners should apply for a business credit card and start using it responsibly to start building a good credit report. These cards can provide […]

A startup company is almost always synonymous with being short on business funding. Getting a business off the ground requires raising money and being efficient with that working capital. Here are a few tips to help you put your limited funds to good use as your business continues to grow. Keep Marketing to a Minimum In today’s digital age, there are so many ways to get your name out there without spending lots of money on traditional marketing. Start with Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and any […]

Securing funding from a knowledgeable and generous venture capitalist is the dream of many a startup business owner. Actually making that deal happens very rarely in the real world. There are millions of new businesses each year and only a finite amount of VC funds. If you are hoping to woo some VC funding soon, the key is proving that your company stands out among all the rest. They will want to see numbers that confirm your claims of being a company with huge growth potential. One of the first […]

When you are looking for business funding for a commercial mortgage, it is important to know the loan terms that will be required of you. One of the most important to understand is whether your commercial real estate loan is designated as recourse or non-recourse. Recourse Commercial Mortgages A recourse loan requires that the borrower is personally liable for the balance of the loan. That means that if the loan goes into default, the lender can seize and liquidate not only the collateral associated […]

Trying to navigate the small business loan process can be confusing and exhausting. If your company is looking to find some business funding through a bank or other traditional lender, it helps to be aware of the kinds of paperwork that will be required of you. Here are the six most important pieces of data you should prepare before applying for a small business loan: 1. Personal Credit Score Even though you might not expect a bank to pull your personal credit score when you are applying for […]

Starting and growing a small business requires plenty of capital. And yet, without a strong or long business history most lenders are hesitant to loan money to new companies. The result: many fledgling small businesses turn to their credit cards to finance their operations. In fact, the U.S. Small Business Administration reported that 65 percent of small business owners rely on credit cards regularly to provide working capital. The problem with maxing out personal or business credit card to finance […]

Many new businesses go under not because people don’t like their product or service, but because they have problems managing their cash flow. The large amount of working capital they started the month with disappears and no one seems to know where or why. If your company is struggling with keeping positive cash flow, here is the prescription to cure your financial woes. Track Every Cent With so many transactions occurring every month, a tracking system is essential to figuring out what is happening […]

Having a good personal credit score can make all the difference in acquiring business funding for small firms. For business owners who are sole proprietors, their personal credit is their lifeline to bank loans, online loans and other forms of business financing. What happens if an entrepreneur has been faithfully making timely payments, keeping debts on credit cards low, and generally practicing good credit behavior but then gets hit with some unexpected medical bills that he’s unable to repay […]

The major credit reporting agencies are being forced this summer to change some of their data collection policies, a move likely to buoy personal credit scores and give small business owners access to more business funding. Because of a 2015 settlement with the New York Attorney General, the three major credit bureaus – Experian, Equifax and TransUnion – are altering some of their policies that will affect the credit scores of millions of Americans. Before the settlement, the big three agencies […]