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4 Strategies to Get Your Business Back on Track Post Covid-19

It’s safe to say the past two years have been a continuous cycle of trying to adapt and overcome, especially for small business owners. New restrictions were rolled out in rapid succession, consumers shifted their purchasing habits and employees’ workplace arrangements changed. People got used to this “new normal” as smoothly as they could to keep moving forward. Unfortunately, many businesses were negatively impacted by the pandemic. The biggest challenge of all was their lack of preparedness. Most companies were simply not in the strong position necessary to handle overnight change and are still struggling with the effects.  Moving forward […]

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3 Ways Small Businesses Unintentionally Fall into Debt

Running a successful business involves an interesting combination of risk, sacrifice and discipline. From time to time, it requires investment to see improvements. At other points, it means giving up something in the pursuit of something bigger. Above all, it demands discipline to achieve your ultimate goals.  Of course, one of the biggest risks for a business – whether a startup or an established company, is debt. Choosing to take on debt to secure much needed capital can be a smart decision, as long as you have a plan and capability to pay it back in a timely manner. However, […]

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Business vs. Personal Loan: 4 Reasons to Opt for Business Loans

At one point or another, every entrepreneur and established business owner faces the issue of funding. There is a long list of reasons why a company may need additional capital, from rapid growth and expansion needs to unexpected costs and new trends. The big question is, should they turn to a personal loan, or should they reach out to a business lender?  Some business owners shy away from traditional and alternative business loans because of the perceived risk, debt and interest involved. In reality, there are many advantages in using the right lending option for start-ups, small businesses, and large […]

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Paycheck Protection Program – The Bumpy Start, and What to Expect Now

The current situation for small businesses amid the COVID-19 economic shutdown can be described as messy at best. Small business owners are scrambling to manage these unprecedented times and preserve their livelihoods. According to a nationally representative survey conducted by WalletHub, 87 percent of small business owners say they are struggling due to the coronavirus pandemic. The first round of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) funds ($349 billion) intended to help small businesses was gone in less than two weeks, claimed by around 1.6 million small business owners. While that sounds like an impressive amount, that number only accounts for […]

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Get Merchant Loans for Your Business

If you need additional working capital that can help you start your business and keep it running, expect to find more than one option. Since merchant loans and a merchant cash advance (MCA) come with several differences, this article will tell you about them in detail. As a result, you’ll figure out which option can best fill the gaps in your cash flow or serve for other purposes. Merchant Loans & Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) When shopping around, you’ll find a variety of loans available to business owners, including short and long-term loans, secured and unsecured loans, and lines of […]

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Is a Merchant Loan Right For Your Business?

Are you looking outside your company for additional working capital? Any business may need financing to improve cash-flow problems or for other purposes at some point in time. This article will help you draw a parallel between 2 popular types of business financing, a merchant cash advance and a loan. Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) First of all, remember that an MCA isn’t a loan. A merchant cash advance was originally called to serve as a lump sum payment that business owners could obtain in exchange for a set percentage of their future credit/debit card sales. One of the top advantages […]

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Small Business Merchant Funding

The rise of alternative lenders has made it so much easier for small business owners like you to obtain the necessary working capital. This article is about merchant funding, specifically, a merchant cash advance (MCA) and where you can get it without challenges. Merchant Funding: Merchant Cash Advance (MCA) What’s the concept behind an MCA? It’s simple. The provider advances you funds that you’ll need to pay back over time based on your business sales. Importantly, an MCA isn’t a loan: it’s just a sale. Namely, you get an opportunity to effectively pre-sell your future debit/credit card sales at a […]

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More Small Businesses in the US are turning to Alternative Lending

Dun & Bradstreet partnered with Pepperdine Graziadio Business School to investigate lending in the US. And the findings were that; more and more lending options are hitting the market for both small (below $5 million in revenue) and mid-sized firms ($5 – $100 million). The research, titled the Q2 Private Capital Access Index(PCA Index), found that 34 percent of respondents tried to raise funds in Q2, an uptick from first quarter’s 29 percent. Other findings from the PCA index showed that attempts to obtain a loan from traditional banks went down since Q1. Only 41 percent of companies agreed they […]

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How To Start Up A Chiropractic Business After College

Completing a chiropractic course is difficult, but definitely not as challenging as deciding what to do once you’ve successfully taken the classes. Being a newbie to the career market, it can take you some time to master the art of developing a career off your new skills Here’s how to go about it; Be a sole practitioner or get an associate You can either act as a sole doc or partner with someone else. Working with an associate is a better way to start, more so if you’re looking to hone your skills first before going solo. Doctors from chiropractic […]

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How to Run A Profitable Trucking Business

Running a successful trucking business can be a profitable adventure, but only if you operate in a way that gives you an edge over your competitors. Owning a thriving trucking business calls for more than being a good truck driver or knowing the routes to take. Below are the tips to complement your exceptional driving skills and turn your trucking business dream into a reality. Excellent targeting – focus on the right market Accurate targeting sets you on the road to success in any business, and not just in trucking. The audience you choose to serve will help you decide […]

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