Author: Ian Varley
Startup Funding

Startup Challenges

Launching a startup business comes with challenges. The United States sees over 600,000 new businesses launching each year. Of these businesses, a quarter will fail in their first year, and only half will make it to their fifth year. No one wants to pour their passion,…

Protecting Businesses From Exploitative Lending Practices

Your small business growth relies on available cash. You understand this. Lenders understand this, and some lenders aim to take advantage of this. Lending practices with unfair repayment terms, disproportional interest rates, and high advances can not only ruin your business but also your personal financials.…

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Business Credit and How to Get Funding

Invoice factoring and the amount available for funding relies on your company’s sales rather than the time you have been in business, personal credit score, or business credit score. Only 46% of businesses received the full amount of financing sought according to the 2017 Small Business…

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What is the Cost of Invoice Factoring?

Factoring often gets a reputation for being an expensive method of business finance. Bank loans are typically the least expensive option for business funding, if you have the right credit and financial statements. Online lenders and merchant cash advances report high approval rates but similarly high…

How to Reduce Stress as a Small Business Owner

Stress is a silent killer. A healthy level of “pressure” can help you focus and get stuff done, but there is a point where, if you subject your body to continual stress, the chances of developing a chronic disease skyrocket. Here are 5 simple tips to…

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Planning for Business Growth

Business growth is every small business owner’s dream. You put in the time, effort, and risk to start your own business, so it follows that you want to see it succeed. An expanding business offers obstacles to overcome for continual success. Complacency is the enemy of…

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The 7 Essentials of a Well-Crafted Business Plan

A business plan serves as a road-map to keep your business on track. The length of your plan depends on how much detail you want to include and can range anywhere from 3 to 30 pages. It’s important to take the time to create a detailed…

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Setting Goals For Your Business In The New Year

It is 2019 which means the start of a new year for your business. Did you meet your goals for 2018? Did you set goals for 2018? Coming in to the new year, it’s important to create ambitious yet attainable goals for your business. Equally as…

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How to Recession-Proof Your Business

It’s been a decade since the last major economic downturn in America. Since then, unemployment has declined to pre-2008 rates and recovery has been slow but steady. But the economy is cyclical, and two-thirds of business economists expect another recession by 2021. Is your business ready…