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Some retailers may find it challenging to rebuild their business’ cash flow after the holidays. If you’re struggling to keep up with your inventory and fluctuating cash levels, there are several solutions available to help you cover your losses. One of the ways you can get additional resources to get your business back in order...
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Networking is a very important part of any individual’s professional life. A strong network will not only give your career a competitive edge, but also provide you with the opportunity to learn from people you admire and respect. Not to mention meet some new and interesting people along the way. When it comes to networking,...
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For a business to keep growing, they need to pay close attention to what their customers are saying. That said, it can be extremely challenging to know what your clients are thinking. So, how do you listen to your customers and take their insights to improve your business? We’ll cover everything you need to know...
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Small businesses are the backbone of America. When the global pandemic brought the nation to its knees, the government acted quickly in passing legislation to support individual Americans and small businesses with financial aid and SBA small business loans. How COVID-19 Changed the SBA Loan Forever The COVID-19 pandemic had lasting effects on the lending...
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If you are a business owner, you know that overnight, financial situations can change. Now more than ever businesses are aware that financing options are often necessary to get restaurants through tough times such as slow seasons, a recession, or global events like the recent pandemic. Whatever the case may be, looking into restaurant business...
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Small business loans can serve as a critical engine to get your venture up off the ground. Whether you are expanding your operations, acquiring a physical space, or making an investment in working capital, there are many rates and lending options available for your business. While the average interest rates of small business loans vary...
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For all small business owners, the Coronavirus pandemic has hit hard. Now that tax season is right around the corner; you might have a flurry of questions about your PPP loan and what PPP taxes you are obligated to pay. This is probably especially true because the “rules” have been changed multiple times for the...
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If you’ve ever looked into obtaining a small business loan, you know that the options can sometimes get overwhelming. Luckily, you can narrow your search to find the best small business loan option for you and your small business. Whether you want something small and short-term or a larger amount and long-term, you can get...
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The COVID-19 pandemic has hit few industries as hard as it has hit the restaurant industry. With shutdowns starting in March 2020, bars and restaurants struggled to keep their doors open and pay their employees. As a result, this industry is in desperate need of financing, and here’s why. The Challenges Bars & Restaurants Are...
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The short answer is: yes. Every time you apply for a business (or personal) loan, lenders will conduct a thorough credit check. This can knock a few points off your FICO score – usually less than 5. That said, most online lenders run what’s called a soft credit check that does not affect your credit...
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