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The 12 Best Low-Cost Franchises You Can Purchase

Buying a franchise is not cheap. However, there are a lot of low-overhead franchises which you can start without breaking the bank. Particularly, home-based franchises such as travel agencies, commercial cleaning companies, and sports/fitness instructor franchises can be very inexpensive to get started with.

How To Get A Small Business Loan: The Step-By-Step Guide

It doesn’t matter what type of small business you own. You automatically have something in common with every other small business owner: you need money to function. Without money, your business isn’t going to be successful. Without money, you can’t pay your employees or even yourself. Without money, you’ll never be able to grow and […]

How To Start An Online Boutique In 8 Steps

Want to start an online boutique? Not sure where to start, or how to get funding? Learn everything you need to know here!

Online Business Loans: What Are They, Where To Find Them & How To Apply

It’s difficult to get a loan when you have no source of income since lenders want to be sure you have the ability to pay them back. If you need financing and have no money, you may want to consider a business grant.

The 7 Best Personal Loans For Business

Our list of best personal loans for businesses should provide a good starting point for entrepreneurs looking for small loans to help jumpstart their businesses. Our list includes Rocket Loans, LendingPoint, Discover Personal Loans, Avant, Lending Club, Prosper, and Upstart.

PayPal Zettle Review (US): Formerly PayPal Here

PayPal offers a comprehensive suite of services for merchants, from the mobile POS app (the focus of this review) as well as online card processing, business financing, POS partnerships, and much more. Want to use PayPal POS to get paid? PayPal Here is becoming PayPal Zettle — read our updated review for more about features and pricing.

The Step-By-Step Guide To Buying A Franchise

Owning a franchise is a career path some people look into when their life circumstances change. For example, recent retirees or veterans returning to civilian life often turn to franchising. But really, you don’t have to have any special circumstances or qualifications to become a franchisee. You do, however, need to know what you’re getting […]

How To Do Cash Flow Analysis For Your Business

Sooner or later, the health of your small business finances will all boil down to cash flow. In this post, we’ll explain the different kinds of cash flow and teach you how to easily analyze and calculate your business’s cash flow.

6 Best Long-Term Business Loans For Small Businesses

You’re a business owner, and you’ve encountered a financial hurdle in the form of a large business expense. No matter what it is, a big expense can be difficult to pay upfront. Enter long-term-loans. Read on to learn more about the rates, terms, benefits, and drawbacks of long-term business loans.

What Is Collateral & Do I Need It For A Business Loan?

To push your business forward, you’ve decided to apply for a business loan. You’ve decided how much money you need and how you will spend it. Maybe you’ve even done some research on lenders in your area. Now, it’s time to navigate the application process. For even the savviest business owners, getting a business loan […]


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