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Common SBA loan myths

Every year, the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) helps Americans secure billions of dollars in financing so they can start or grow a business. At the same time, several myths…

Collateral requirements of SBA loans

Collateral requirements of SBA loans

When seeking out a traditional business loan, most business owners prepare to put up a significant amount of collateral, often including business property, equity, and personal assets. However, collateral requirements…

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How Accounts Receivable Financing Helps Businesses

A traditional term loan is a straightforward way for businesses to tap into credit, but it’s far from the only solution. Through accounts receivable financing, it’s possible to turn unpaid…

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What to know about USDA business loans

Much like the Small Business Administration, the U.S. Department of Agriculture manages a number of programs to help certain types of American businesses grow. USDA business loans are a great…

Business Email Compromise: Protecting Your Business

Business Email Compromise: Protecting Your Business

As you can imagine, businesses that prioritize ongoing employee education about Business Email Compromise (BEC) are more likely to recognize a BEC scam in progress and halt it before losing…

Business Email Compromise: How BEC Works

Business Email Compromise: How BEC Works

Using the age-old art of deception, criminals use a variety of methods to compromise business email accounts, such as: Phishing —using deceptive emails and websites to harvest credentials, personally identifiable…

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Business Email Compromise: 3 Real Case Studies

With global losses climbing to more than $5 billion, business email compromise (BEC), also known as “CEO fraud” is a sophisticated scam plaguing businesses large and small. A criminal gains…

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What business owners should know about new tax laws

In late December 2017, President Donald Trump signed the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act into law after seeing it fast-tracked through Congress. That resulted in numerous new rules for business tax planners,…

Business Succession Roadmap Items 2 and 3: Business Valuation/Company Financials and the Owner's Goals & Concerns

Business Succession Roadmap Items 2 and 3: Business Valuation/Company Financials and the Owner's Goals & Concerns

In Part I of our resource, Business Succession: What it Entails & Why it’s Important, we took a high-level view of business succession planning and we looked at the reasons…

3 Commonly Misunderstood Forms of Business Financing

3 Commonly Misunderstood Forms of Business Financing

By Bill Elliott, Ryan Black, and Jorge Varela Business financing options seem endless and, let’s face it, sometimes are confusing. Each type affects your company’s cash flow, taxes, operations, and…

How Smart Business Executives Use Debt Intelligently

How Smart Business Executives Use Debt Intelligently

Getting a business loan is a big decision that’s not comfortable for everyone. It’s completely natural to want to avoid debt at all costs, both in your personal finances and…

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Five Qualities You Need in a Receivable Financing Partner

One of the least understood, seldom mentioned, and under-utilized ways to finance your business is through accounts receivable financing. In simple terms, this solution involves selling your company’s invoices to…

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