Venture Capital Firms review pros and cons

When Edward Sullivan founded Aria Systems, a cloud-based subscription billing company, he raised $100 million with venture capital firms (VC) during several rounds. Sullivan is based in Philadelphia. As the company quickly grew, his VC funders encouraged him to open an office in San Francisco, which he did. After his second round of venture capital funding, […]

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If you’ve thought about running your own restaurant, but the cost was prohibitive, consider starting a food truck business. For a fraction of the cost of a full-fledged restaurant, you can become the proud owner of a mobile eatery. $870 million The food service industry generates $870 million a year According to market research company […]

Rapid Advance Business Loans

If your business needs to cover a shortfall now, your options are limited. It would be unwise to reach out to vendors and demand that payments come sooner, and you’ve probably poured in enough of your cash to keep things going. Small business loans can take a while to process, but a business loan from […]

get funding for a marijuana business

If you want to start a cannabis business, you may find that getting startup funds isn’t easy. Marijuana production and selling are legal in some states, but illegal at the federal level. That means most traditional banks won’t provide funding. Read on to find out how to get funding for a marijuana business. $6.7 billion […]

Kabbage business loans

Small and Medium Enterprise (SME) lender, Kabbage, has just received a $250 million investment from Japan-based SoftBank. Kabbage provides loans to SMEs based on customized credit reports using a unique combination of data and analytics. It has provided more than $3 billion in funding to over 100,000 small and medium-sized businesses. Kabbage’s risk model and […]

Factors Influencing Business Loan Decisions

When you’re trying to get your business off the ground, the most important thing to make sure is that there’s enough funding to keep the lights on. According to a survey from The Federal Reserve, small businesses are more concerned with cash flow than any other concerns such as business costs or government regulations (Source). […]

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During growth phases, many businesses experience capital shortfalls due to unforeseen operating expenses, uneven cash flow cycles, inventory shortfalls, or when an unexpected opportunity arises. In many cases, the need for a cash infusion is only temporary, so it may not make sense to seek long-term financing with a loan. Instead, the business’ specific cash […]

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When running a small business, there may be a time you wish you had more money. Even with successful sales, you may require additional cash to move forward with your plans. Whether it is a loan for rent and other bills, fixing a broken piece of equipment or starting an expansion project, your business may […]

How to fund the purchase of an established business

Do you dream of owning your own business but are afraid of the scary statistic that 50% of businesses with employees fail within five years? Buying an established business may be the answer to your prayers. “Businesses with long track records of growing profits—ones with value in hard assets, owner experience, and good credit—are businesses […]