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What Are Hard Money Loans?

It’s not unusual to be caught in a Catch-22 when you’re looking for loans. The ideal borrower is one with good credit and strong revenue. You know, the kind that isn’t that desperate for a cash infusion. But if you’re looking to purchase and develop property, even with a handicap like poor credit, there’s another […]

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Nov 17, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans 0

Are Alternative Funders Abandoning Merchant Cash Advances?

By now, if you’ve looked for financing online, you’ve probably come across advertisements and sites offering merchant cash advances (MCAs). In fact, there’s even a good chance you’ve encountered some cautionary tales about them. You may have even heard rumors that alternative funders are abandoning MCAs entirely. What is clear is that the industry is […]

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Oct 11, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans, Merchant Cash Advance 0

What Is a Synthetic Lease?

If you’ve ever purchased equipment or property for your company, you’ve probably noticed that there are a ton of different types of leases out there, with lots of creative names. Unfortunately, in many cases, the names don’t convey a clear idea of what they actually are. So what the heck is a synthetic lease, exactly? […]

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Sep 22, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0

How to Get a $10,000 Loan

Sometimes the most frustrating crises are the small ones: the delivery vehicle that breaks down, the emergency restock, the last minute marketing push. These are pretty routine, banal problems that can be addressed with a relatively small amount of money. But whether you’re short $100,000 or $10,000, a shortfall can wreak havoc on your business. […]

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Sep 19, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0

The Best Small Business Loan Resources on the Web

When it comes to loans, we like to talk a lot about comparison shopping her Merchant Maverick. “Sounds reasonable,” you say, “but how do we actually go about doing that?” Good question. While we provide a lot of handy information here, it’s best to consider our website just one of many tools in your box. […]

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Sep 19, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans 0

Minority Business Loans

For minorities seeking business loans, the normal challenges of financing can be compounded by lending biases, language barriers, and under-served communities. It’s not all bad news, though. There are a number of organizations that seek to even the playing field, either as a part of their mission or as one of their services. We’ll look at […]

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Aug 17, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans 0

How to Get a Restaurant Loan

Restaurants have a reputation for being particularly risky business endeavors, but that conventional wisdom is more myth than reality. It is possible to launch and run a successful restaurant without losing your shirt. However—despite all your killer recipes and great ideas—without funding, your restaurant ambitions won’t take you very far. The good news is there are […]

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Aug 14, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0

Small Business Loans for Minorities with Bad Credit

As much as we may want to pretend otherwise, the business world isn’t an even playing field. No matter how good an idea or business plan you have, there can still often be a complex mix of social and financial barriers to getting a loan. And, of course, having bad credit never makes getting a […]

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Aug 14, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans 0

Equipment Lease Vs. Lease Line of Credit

If you need equipment financing for your business, it’s easy to be overwhelmed by the sheer number of options available to you. You’ll have a choice between a number of different lease types that can be tailored to your needs based on term lengths, ownership preferences, and buyout options. Businesses seeking even more flexibility can […]

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Aug 8, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0

The Best Alternative Equipment Financers

While there’s still a good case to be made for hitting up traditional banks for equipment funding, circumstances may lead you to look online. Below, we’ll share information about some of our favorite equipment financers, but first, because equipment needs are so varied and specific, we’ll first look at some of the factors that might […]

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Aug 7, 2017 Filed under: Business Loans, Equipment Financing 0