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.
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When You Should (& Shouldn’t) Return PPP Money & How To Return PPP Funds If It’s Not The Right Fit After All
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.
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.
8 Alternative Funding Sources If Venture Capital Isn’t The Right Fit For Your Startup Or Small Business
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.
In response to the woes facing the economy, the US government has allocated funds to help support businesses throughout the country by enacting the $2 trillion CARES Act. One of the programs for small businesses affected by this act is the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program. Thankfully, at least part of the money involved with an EIDL may not need to be repaid. Read through for the full details on how you can receive forgiveness on your EIDL emergency advance.
What Is IntraLinks & Is It Safe? What Businesses Need To Know About Bank Of America’s Loan Servicing Partner
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.
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.
The federal government is still shaping its response to the unfolding coronavirus pandemic and the accompanying economic fallout, so a lot of questions remain with regard to what kind of relief will eventually be available. In the meantime, if your small business is suffering, there are some resources you can immediately tap that can either directly extend credit to you, or help guide you to it.