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How To Get A Business License: Expected Costs, Timeline, & Resources

A business license is a permit to operate your business, and it is non-negotiable. In fact, it is illegal to operate a business without a permit or license. This keeps you accountable to the city in which you operate and helps local government agencies regulate the businesses in their jurisdiction. Learn more about getting and maintaining a license to run a business in your state.

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Jan 24, 2023 Filed under: Small Business

Don’t Want (Or Were Denied) An EIDL Or PPP Loan? Here Are Your Best Small Business Loan Alternatives

The PPP and EIDL programs have distributed a massive amount of funding to struggling businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, many businesses have been unable to secure funding from these programs despite applying when directed and meeting all the relevant qualifications. Whatever the reason, there are business owners out there in need of funding that have not been served by the PPP or EIDL programs. That’s why we’ve set out to highlight other lending options — both public and private — that are currently available to small businesses.

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Jun 19, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business

Small Business Riot Damage Relief: What To Expect & How Your Small Business Might Be Able To Get Assistance

The question of who pays for damage following riots is often a tricky one. Business owners generally have several avenues to pursue: insurance, government aid, and/or private support through loans or donations. Success in these avenues can vary wildly from business to business, however. Read on for a look at the history of rioting in America and how small businesses can recoup losses from riot-based damage.

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Jun 3, 2020 Filed under: Business Insurance, Business Loans, Small Business

How To Sell Your Business

Selling a business can be a lot more complicated than it might seem at first glance. In this post, we’ll dig into the hows and what-ifs you’ll want to explore before, during, and through the transitional phases. Understanding the basics and planning can help you avoid falling into some of the common pitfalls that may spring up during the process of a business sale.

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Feb 21, 2023 Filed under: Small Business

The Complete Guide To Customer Financing For Small Businesses

Financing allows those who are wavering on a purchase because of the price to buy from you right away and then pay for the goods/services in installments in the future. This way, you don’t lose a sale to sticker shock. This is called customer financing or, sometimes, consumer financing. Broadly speaking, you can provide customer financing yourself, or you can use a third-party financing specialist. As to how to do either, along with their pluses and minuses, read on to find out.

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Jun 29, 2022 Filed under: Buy Now Pay Later, Small Business

PPP Loan Forgiveness: Rules & Guidelines

The Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is bringing much-needed relief to small business owners affected by the coronavirus. Not only does this loan program provide funding to help cover payroll and other expenses, but if used for qualifying purposes, your loan will be forgiven. In this post, we’re going to help you understand how you can qualify for PPP loan forgiveness.

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Nov 29, 2021 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business

The Second Round Of Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Funding Has Been Announced [UPDATE: It’s Passed]

Small business owners and the self-employed have faced particular challenges and frustrations, as many were unable to get a PPP Loan during the last round of funding despite applying as soon as the funds became available. The good news is that on April 21, 2020, the US Senate passed a bill authorizing the addition of $310 billion to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), which offers forgivable loans to businesses affected by the devastating COVID-19 outbreak. Just know that once it’s signed into law, it might be another day or so before the SBA can reopen the program to new applicants.

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Apr 23, 2020 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business