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Funding Your Dream: A guide to financing your business

By Robyn A. Friedman     One of the biggest challenges for any entrepreneur is raising the necessary capital to launch—or grow—abusiness. Without adequate funding, any business is doomed to fail. But startups face a particular challenge: They don’t have a track record. While that may make the process of financing a business a bit more daunting,… Read More »

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Need to borrow? Understand your options

By Joe Palermo     Financing a small business can be a real challenge. Small businesses combine various methods of financing usually starting with the business owner’s saving, and in some cases their 401(k), home equity line of credit, friends and family, and credit cards. After a two or three year track record the business may turn… Read More »

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A quick cash-flow solution

When cash is short, consider invoice funding Is this scenario familiar? Your customers are late in paying their invoices, making you short on cash, and the bank isn’t making any short-term loans. At the same time, your employees expect to be paid on time. What do you do? You might consider a short-term option called… Read More »

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Understand credit’s 5 C’s to make your banker a friend

By Rick Arthur      Is your bank a friend—or a foe? The lending practices of banks is a topic of concern to all small business owners—especially during economically trying times. But if you understand how banks do business, you can take steps to make your banker your financial friend, not your enemy. As providers of the… Read More »

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