Financing & Credit

6 Easy Things You Can Do To Boost Your Business Credit Score

As a small business owner, you have so much on your plate that it can be difficult to focus on your business credit report. Unlike your sales numbers or your expenses, it’s not something that comes up on a daily basis.  On the other hand, when the time does come to care about your business …

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The 17 Biggest Mistakes Startups Make With Their Investor Pitch Deck

By Richard D. Harroch and Don Keller Startup companies often prepare an “investor pitch deck,” which is a slide presentation summary of the company, its team members, the company’s products and technology, and other key information. The investor pitch deck is often used by the startup when trying to raise seed, angel, or venture capital …

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Entrepreneurs Share 7 Smart Reasons They Use Business Credit Cards

A business credit card can be much more than a convenient way to pay for purchases. These cards can also provide lucrative rewards, superior fraud protection, and can smooth out cash flow. According to the Federal Reserve’s 2019 Small Business Credit Survey, 52% of firms with 1 to 499 employees use credit cards on a …

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8 Ways to Get Paid Faster by Your Clients

Most businesses don’t have trunks of money sitting around, filled with unlimited cash reserves. On the contrary, juggling cash flow and managing your accounts receivable (AR) is probably a necessary evil you detest and that takes up way too much of your valuable time. When you provide a service or sell a product, you invoice …

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What Is a Good Interest Rate for Small Business Financing?

If you’re a small business owner looking for ways to grow your business, you’ve likely investigated the possibility of acquiring some outside financing in the form of a business loan. Also known as debt financing, this form of funding can be preferable to venture capital, because you maintain control of your business rather than selling off …

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Women Entrepreneurs: 3 Smart Ways to Self-Fund a New Business

How do women entrepreneurs finance their small businesses in 2019? According to the 650 female small business owners surveyed in Visa’s State of Female Entrepreneurship study, 61% chose to self-fund their own startup. The decision to self-fund, according to the report, is one that the majority of women in business often make out of necessity. …

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