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Starting a car wash business can be exciting and profitable, but it is a complex industry with lots of expensive equipment and other business aspects to manage. Financing your business is by far the most challenging part because your plans need to be solid leading up to that step. We want to go over the...
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There are few singular success stories in business where only one person or company was able to gain success without any help whatsoever. Collaboration is behind winning deals and designs, fueling future accomplishments. The benefits of collaboration are myriad. Examples of business collaboration include how writers, graphic designers, and photographers collaborate on an advertising campaign...
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Finding the right financing options is a major challenge for small businesses. Many small enterprises, including startups, don’t yet have collateral. In some cases, their structure requires a flexible lending option. This is where short-term business loans come in. Unfortunately, you probably won’t have much luck at the bank. In fact, an average of a...
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Cash flow refers to money put into a business and sent out. Cash flow is essentially the movement of funds. When a business receives money, they want to spend it on optimizing its cash flow better. Optimization of cash flow comes from actively making income from these avenues. What Increases and Decreases Cash Flow in...
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When you take out a long-term loan for your business, you gain access to a large amount of money meant for meaningful investments in your enterprise. Most long-term loan repayment periods range from three to ten years. If you get an SBA loan, your term may extend even to 25 years.  What are Long-Term Business...
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Managing profit margins when you own a business is crucial to success. It aids you in making decisions that improve the company and lets you adapt to client needs more quickly. You become a leader that is proactive and makes decisions based on facts. A lot of information about profit refers to net profit. Net...
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Approximately 82 percent of small and medium-sized enterprises fail due to cash flow problems. Of course, several factors can affect your cash flow. An aging accounts receivable or invoices that are past their due dates may account for a fair share of your cash flow challenges.  Luckily, there are financial tools and different forms of...
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Is buying a business a good idea? There is no simple answer, but buying a business can either be a wise choice or a disaster depending on the industry. Buying a business comes with its risk, but typically the significant barrier of entry risk is lowered because of the preexisting establishment. The start-up costs of...
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When studying the economy, three interest rates control lending to banks, mortgages, and consumer loans. The three terms that often get confused are federal funds, prime, and discount interest rates, which helps with understanding SBA loans.  Anyone wanting to know how the economy works needs to know what are the discount rate, the federal funds...
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There are two main types of business structures: partnerships and LLCs. Both have their own unique benefits and drawbacks, so it can be tough to decide which is the best option for your business. What is a Partnership? A partnership is a business structure where two or more people own and operate the business together....
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