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Get The Commercial Kitchen Equipment You Need With The Help Of One Of These Equipment Lessors

If you can’t afford restaurant equipment up-front, an equipment lease is a great way to get the appliances you need. Find out how restaurant equipment financing works and check out some of our favorite lessors in this article.

SBA Loan Requirements: What You Need To Know About Qualifying For SBA Loans

There are many reasons why a business owner might be in need of the extra support provided by an SBA (small business administration) loan. Whether you’re looking to expand your business across your state, you need equipment to begin operations, or you’re facing an unexpected setback, it’s always nice to have access to additional cash […]

How To Finance A Medical Marijuana Dispensary

Financing any small business is a headache, but acquiring funding for a medical marijuana dispensary can be even more of a challenge. Medical — and recreational — marijuana is legalized in states across the nation, but it is still illegal under federal law. These laws make it more difficult for owners of medical marijuana dispensaries […]

How To Find A Startup Grant

Startups are inherently risky endeavors. According to Fortune Magazine, close to 60% of new startups fail. Because new businesses are so risky, it is notoriously difficult to obtain startup financing — most banks won’t lend to you unless you’ve been in business at least two years. While some online lenders offer startup loans, startup grants are […]

Kapitus Review

Strategic Funding Source is an online funder of small businesses. Their flexible term lengths, and the ability to borrow fairly large amounts can be helpful to larger businesses. Be cautious of their nearly complete lack of transparency.

What Is Equipment Financing & How Does It Work?

Equipment financing is the use of a loan or lease to purchase or borrow hard assets for your business. This type of financing might be used to purchase or borrow any physical asset, such as a restaurant oven or a company car. How does it work? What types of equipment financing are available? Get the answers to your questions in our equipment financing guide.

How To Register A Business: The Complete Guide

Business registration is a necessity for most, but not all, small businesses. Read our guide to learn what you need to legally register your small business, the steps to register a new business name, and how much business registration costs.

SBA Loan Credit Score Requirements: Minimum Required Score By Loan Type

Small businesses looking to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs’ excellent rates and terms face what is often a complex and confusing application process. We’ll go over the minimum FICO score SBA loan requirements for each type of SBA loan and what you can do if you don’t think you’ll qualify.

No Money? No Problem. How To Start A Small Business If You’re Short On Funds

You’ve probably heard the old cliche: You’ve got to spend money to make money. Businesses are investments, and investments imply an allocation of money. Or do they? We talked to business owners who say they started their companies without any substantial outlay of money to find out how they did it.

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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