Few businesses have quite the same relationship with their equipment as laundromats. Customers will be regularly paying you to directly utilize your equipment, so it goes without saying that you want to spend a lot of time thinking about your equipment purchases. If you’re thinking about starting your own laundromat and want to get a sense of how much the equipment will cost, where to buy it, and how to finance it, you’ve come to the right place.
Computers, IT equipment, and related items pose unique issues for businesses trying to decide whether to lease or buy. Tech equipment becomes obsolete more quickly than almost any other type of equipment, making it a poor long-term investment. At the same time, many businesses need to keep their tech hardware up-to-date in order to remain competitive. Should you buy or lease your tech equipment? Read on.
It was a long time coming for many small businesses seeking relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). Now that they have the money and have read some of the fine print, some business owners are discovering that the program may not be a great fit for their specific circumstances. If you have received a PPP loan but are having second thoughts about whether or not it’s a good idea to keep the money, you are not alone.
May 15, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business Read More
Most businesses need equipment to run their operations at full capacity. What they may not have at any given time is the ability to buy all the equipment they need out of pocket. Borrowers with bad credit may worry that they’ll be locked out of the financing they need. This post takes a look at some of the challenges borrowers with bad credit may face in trying to get equipment financing — and some of the equipment financing solutions they can use to get around them.
Starting any business can be challenging, but the quick growth and turnaround times commonly associated with entrepreneurial ventures come with their own particular set of challenges. You’re entering a fast-paced and cutthroat segment of the economy with both high risks and high rewards. To start your journey as an up and coming entrepreneur, you’ll need to take stock of your financing options.
May 11, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Crowdfunding Read More
Where do you turn when venture capital isn’t a good match for your business plan? In this post, we’ll look at some alternative funding sources if venture capital isn’t the right fit for your startup or small business. But first, let’s talk about venture capital a bit to make sure we’re on the same page.
May 5, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Crowdfunding Read More
With Round 2 of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) looking to be about ready to begin, businesses that missed the first round will have a second chance to take advantage of the popular relief package. This includes businesses whose owners may have assumed they did not qualify due to being sole proprietorships with no employees (this status technically applies to freelancers as well). If you’re an individual with self-employment income, you can qualify for a PPP Loan if you meet certain criteria.
Bank of America is one of the largest and most omnipresent lending institutions in the country, so it’s no surprise that many small businesses seeking relief through the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) during the COVID-19 crisis are applying through the bank. Applicants expecting to only have to deal with Bank of America infrastructure are, however, running into unfamiliar software provided by one of its partners, IntraLinks.
Apr 17, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business Read More
When you’re ready to dive into the world of credit card APIs, you’ll want to compare and contrast the developer tools provided by payment services providers. It’s important to evaluate them not only by the strength of their API, but also consider more mundane factors like how much they cost, the types of transactions they support, and how secure they are.
Businesses that have exhausted normal methods of acquiring capital may find themselves turning to less known methods, such as vendor financing. Like most forms of alternative financing, it’s less a broad solution and more a specific help for small businesses whose needs fall into a specific niche. Is it the best choice for your particular small business financing needs? Read on to find out.