Tag Archive: finance

How to Choose a Card Payment Processing Partner

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Credit card processing fees are going to eat into your margins. It’s almost unavoidable without legislative changes. Understand that the best you’re going to be able to do is to minimize those losses,… Continue reading

Tax Credits

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The tax credit landscape is vast, potentially lucrative, and weird. Take, for example, the Biodiesel and Renewable Diesel Fuels Credit. It sounds harmless enough – earn 50 cents in tax credits for every… Continue reading

Equipment Leasing Guide

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According to the Equipment and Leasing Finance Association, more and more businesses are using leasing as an alternative to traditional bank financing. In an industry that continues to grow, businesses lease over $500… Continue reading

Warning Signs of a Bad Lender

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Multiple complaints on Internet scam boards Any company doing enough business is bound to draw complaints. But lenders – especially alternative lenders who don’t have to answer to a regulator – should be… Continue reading

What Kinds of Loans Do Small Businesses Look For?

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Small business loan Financial institutions can also call these term loans or business venture loans. These loans are often larger than line of credit borrowings, and require at least as much documentation. Unlike… Continue reading

Franchising 101: What to Know Before You Invest

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It seems like a lifetime ago, but I once worked for Starbucks. The pay wasn’t great, but the perks were good. Just saving you the trouble of making that joke yourself. One of… Continue reading

What is the Process for Applying for a Loan?

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Forms vary by program and lending institution, but they almost all ask for the same information. You should be prepared to answer the following questions: Why are you applying for this loan? How… Continue reading

Taxes for Entrepreneurs: Limiting Your Audit Risk

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You can never eliminate that chance of being audited, because a perfect tax return will be suspicious, too (who files perfect taxes?) Company.com has ten ways to reduce your risk of an audit… Continue reading

401(k) Business Financing Guide

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If you’re one of the millions of workers who has been laid off since the start of the Great Recession, you might be thinking about starting your own business, or buying into a… Continue reading

Taxes for Entrepreneurs: Your First Tax Season

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Taxes for Entrepreneurs: Your First Tax Season   It’s no coincidence that taxes are due around Easter each year. Anyone who’s ever needed an answer to a tax question will be familiar with… Continue reading

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