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Small Business Stimulus Funding

When it comes to government funding programs to protect your small business, the most popular has been the Paycheck Protection Program. There are other options that received less attention, but they could be the solution to getting your business through the ups and downs of this…

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Are Banks Lending to Small Businesses?

Typically small businesses will turn to banks for funding. When banks slow on lending, there are alternative financing options like online loans or merchant cash advance loans. Are banks lending to small businesses? Where do small businesses turn for funding when both banks and online loans…

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Startup Business Financing

Start up businesses will have their own unique challenges in finding business financing. Many companies get their start during recessions, but how do you prevent your startup business from joining the 25% that fail in their first year? You focus on strengthening cash flow. Bank loans…

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Small Business PPP Forgiveness

Many businesses took Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans in order to protect their business from the decline in revenue due to the pandemic. These loans were presented as forgivable, and many business owners have operated under the assumption that they would not need to repay the…

Is There a Small Business Vaccine?

Many folks have their hopes resting in a vaccine in order for life to return to normal. Unfortunately, the situation is a bit more complicated than that. Even with a vaccine, small businesses have been closing left and right. Many small business owners don’t know how…

What to Do if You Cannot Repay a PPP Loan?

The Paycheck Protection Program is aimed at keeping small businesses and nonprofits afloat during harsh economic times caused by COVID-19. The main selling point of this program is that the loan is up to 100% forgivable. The downsides, however, is that many business owners will have…

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How to Find a Long-Term Business Financing Strategy

When you run your own business, it’s crucial to keep the future in mind. You will need tools like cash flow forecasts and financial statements in order to monitor the financial health of your business. There are third party services you can use like an accounting…

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What Happens if You Breach Your Banking Covenants?

You may remember the covenants you signed up for along with your bank loan or line of credit. They are the guidelines or what you do or don’t do in order to maintain good status on your loan, and they are created based on the financials…

Predatory Lending During a Global Crisis

If your inbox is anything like ours, you are probably receiving updates from any business partner you have ever worked with. These updates are saying things like “we are still open during this crisis” or “we hope you stay healthy” or “please reach out if there…

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What is Working Capital?

Working capital is the lifeblood of small businesses. You may be making sales and growing revenue, but how does that translate into profit? This is where your working capital and ability to grow without cash flow problems can translate to profit. Having more liabilities than assets…