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Money management can make or break your business. From start up funding to valuable tax breaks, discover the best ways to follow your cash flow.

  • Five myths about small business loans

    Five myths about small business loans

    Getting a small business loan has been harder than ever since the 2008 financial crisis. However, it doesn’t help that there are plenty of myths floating around, which only serve to make a...

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  • The Survival Guide to Seasonal Cash Flow Problems

    The Survival Guide to Seasonal Cash Flow Problems

    Most businesses experience seasonal peaks and troughs in cash. In some sectors, this is obvious – a retailer or hotelier in a resort will obviously be vastly busier in the summer – but even some...

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  • 6 Alternative Financing Options (and 3 Things to Know About Them)

    6 Alternative Financing Options (and 3 Things to Know About Them)

    Are you looking for financing for your small business? Traditional bank loans are not your only option. A new report from The Kaplan Group spotlights the growth of alternative financing options...

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  • How Much Do the 5 C’s of Credit Matter?

    How Much Do the 5 C’s of Credit Matter?

    Carl Faulds, Managing Director of Cashsolv, looks at the traditional 5 C’s of credit applied by banks and asks if these still matter. The 5 Cs of credit are character, capacity, capital,...

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  • A quick guide to emergency business loans

    A quick guide to emergency business loans

    Even the best-run businesses can be blindsided by a sudden cash flow crisis. If this happens to you, then you will need money fast – not when a bank has completed its application process, not in a...

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  • How you can increase your existing line of credit

    How you can increase your existing line of credit

    Every business, however well managed, will encounter the occasional cash flow crisis. In fact, more successful businesses may encounter them more often, as taking on a major new account may...

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  • 3 Angel Networks Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

    3 Angel Networks Every Entrepreneur Should Know About

    When you think of angel investors or angel networks, you probably picture older men — retired entrepreneurs ready to invest their money in new startups. But America’s startup entrepreneurs are a...

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  • Why Women Business Owners Should Consider SBA Loans

    Why Women Business Owners Should Consider SBA Loans

    Are you a woman small business owner who needs financing to expand your business? If so, now is the time to consider applying for a Small Business Administration (SBA) loan. SBA loans aren’t easy...

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  • How Equipment Financing Can Equip Your Business for Success

    How Equipment Financing Can Equip Your Business for Success

    Effective management of cash flow is crucial to the success of every business. However, it’s particularly important for smaller and younger companies experiencing rapid growth. To reach the next...

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  • 6 ways to ensure personal bankruptcy will not affect getting small business loans

    6 ways to ensure personal bankruptcy will not affect getting small business loans

    Personal bankruptcy can be a minefield and can be one of the most unpleasant experiences a person can go through. But does it mean you won’t be able to secure small business loans until you’re...

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  • How to Rebrand Your Business Without Breaking the Bank

    How to Rebrand Your Business Without Breaking the Bank

    Has your company been around a while? Does it feel stale and out-of-date? While a major rebrand – new name, logo, visual identity, product and service mix, website experience – can cost a fortune,...

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  • Why Alternative Lenders Aren’t Bothered About Bad Credit

    Why Alternative Lenders Aren’t Bothered About Bad Credit

      One of the best assets a business can have is good credit, as it can make all the difference when seeking bank financing. However, a poor credit history isn’t a barrier to borrowing when it...

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  • Business loans — why the bank that likes to say yes, said no.

    Business loans — why the bank that likes to say yes, said no.

    Carl Faulds discusses why it is so hard to attain business loans from banks and why we need to start to look to alternative lenders. In the current climate, getting business loans is not easy....

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  • Where Should You Put Your Marketing Budget This Year?

    Where Should You Put Your Marketing Budget This Year?

    How are you planning to adjust your marketing budget in 2015—and how does that measure up to what your competition is doing? According to recent data in MediaPost, the top three areas where...

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  • What Should Your Mix of Print and Digital Advertising Be?

    What Should Your Mix of Print and Digital Advertising Be?

    With digital marketing evolving so rapidly, how should a small business owner divvy up the marketing budget to get the most ROI? While just a few years ago, the majority of your marketing and...

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  • Women in Business: Looking for Financing? Try Kickstarter

    Women in Business: Looking for Financing? Try Kickstarter

    Are you a woman entrepreneur looking for financing to start or grow a business? Before you try to get a bank loan, approach angel investors or seek out venture capital, maybe you should try going...

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  • 10 Best Free or Low-Cost Online Marketing Ideas

    10 Best Free or Low-Cost Online Marketing Ideas

    Looking for some simple ways to market your small business online that won’t break the bank? Here are 10 online marketing ideas you can implement right away that have the added bonus of costing...

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  • How Much Should You Spend on Online Marketing vs. Traditional Marketing?

    How Much Should You Spend on Online Marketing vs. Traditional Marketing?

    As a small business owner with a tight budget, the question of how much to spend on online marketing vs. traditional marketing may have you scratching your head. Here are some stats that could...

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  • Economic Outlook: Where Are Small Businesses Planning to Spend?

    Economic Outlook: Where Are Small Businesses Planning to Spend?

    Where are small businesses planning to spend this year—and how does your small business budget measure up? Apparently, the latest PNC Economic Survey reports, entrepreneurs are feeling better...

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  • Tax Tips and Tax Deductions for Restaurant Owners

    Tax Tips and Tax Deductions for Restaurant Owners

    There are Mexican restaurants serving up savory quesadillas. Italian restaurants offer hearty pasta dishes. Ice cream shops make up some of the sweetest cones in town that will cool you down in...

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