Leveraging Small Business Certifications for Working Capital

Small business certifications can help you gain strategic partnerships, access to capital, and greater influence in your community.


The Small Business Guide to Financing Commercial Real Estate

financing commercial real estate

Financing Commercial real estate can be a very wise investment in many cases. But why — and how — should your small business buy a building instead of renting one?

How to Negotiate the Best Terms With Your Vendors

Vendor costs can be hefty, and it’s important for all companies to consider ways to reduce those costs. Here’s how to negotiate with vendors the right way.

Why Isn’t Access to Credit for Small Business Improving in 2015?

The economy is improving. Consumer confidence, although still volatile, has returned to pre-recession levels and business confidence has rebounded to near-record highs. A majority of small business owners anticipate revenue and profit increases in 2015.

How and Why to Use Bitcoin for Your Small Business

Accepting Bitcoin could help you increase your customer base, improve your global reach, reduce some risks, and even help you keep clients happy.

Considering the Woman-Owned Business

While the recession may have officially ended, many small business owners, in particular minority business owners, are still reeling from the devastating effects of the recession that began in 2007. Larger firms and corporations were able to secure bank loans and investments to coast by during

11 Grants for Women-Owned Businesses You Need to Know About

This post was originally published at entrepreneur.com In 2014, there were close to 9.1 million women-owned businesses in the United States, a 68 percent increase since 1997, according to The 2014 State of Women-Owned Businesses Report from American Express. This percentage increase exceeded the national average of small business growth by 1.5 times.It also illustrated

8 Things You Need to Know About Raising Venture Capital

entrepreneur.com – If your startup is growing, at some point you will likely be seeking venture capital. Unlike angel investors, who typically write checks between $10,000 to $100,000, VCs can write multi-million dollar checks. This means that VCs support startup growth from seed to much later stages. Because VCs deploy large amounts of capital and

Obtaining SBA Loans for Your Small Business

SBA loans are available to eligible small business owners. If you're willing to go through a detailed and lengthy application process, you can usually be approved in 60-90 days.

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How Do You Apply for a Business Loan?

You need to find the best small business loan option and the right lender. Click here for more on how do you apply for a business loan.