Whether starting a business or taking an existing business to the next level, there comes a time when every business owner considers applying for a business loan. If you’re a small business owner, however, you know difficult it can be to qualify — perhaps you’ve even taken steps to apply for a loan only to […]
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It’s nearly impossible to run a small business without incurring debt. In a perfect world, you’d be able to fund all of your expenses yourself and still have profits in your bank account. For small business owners, this often isn’t the case. Loans, credit cards, and other financial products are used to pay everything from […]
Obtaining financing can be a significant hurdle when starting or expanding a business, but this is particularly true for women. While comprising nearly a third of small business owners, women receive less than one sixth of all business loans. Why is this? How can you get around lending bias and procure a business loan for […]
OnDeck and Kabbage both offer funding opportunities for business owners that are seeking extra capital. Each lender has its own benefits and drawbacks, so it’s important to carefully evaluate your options and determine which loan will yield the best return on investment and better fit the needs of your business.
Equity crowdfunding has only been around for a few years. Suffice to say, it is a work in progress. If you play your cards right, however, it might be just the thing to take your startup to the next level. If you’ve done your due diligence in preparing your offering and you possess the ability to excite investors, professional and amateur, then it’s certainly an avenue worth exploring.
The crowdfunding industry continues to grow and expand as a means of soliciting donations, product sales, and investments. Naturally, nonprofit organizations are now looking to get into the crowdfunding game too. Let’s look at six good options for nonprofit organizations looking for a crowdfunding solution.
By now, if you keep up with developments in the business world (or if you’ve had to raise funds for a loved one in need), you’re likely familiar with crowdfunding giants like Kickstarter, Indiegogo, GoFundMe, and Patreon. The biggest crowdfunding platforms also tend to have the most marketing resources at their disposal, so it’s little […]
For a people who revere startup culture and the idea that one can bootstrap one’s way to business success, we seem to prefer the TV version to the real thing — especially as of late. It turns out that new business creation recently approached its 40-year low. Banks are retaining their Great Recession-era tight-fistedness and the […]
Monetizing your work online has long been a challenge. Let’s look at the several other good options for raising money from the public to support what you do.
It used to be that if you wanted to try crowdfunding as a means of monetizing your physical and/or creative output, you had to set up a campaign on a site like Kickstarter (see our review) or Indiegogo (see our review). That’s all fine and good — after all, these sites have raised billions in […]