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Getting certified in advance for a federally backed business loan can speed up the loan process, as well as allowing you to "shop" a number of lenders rather than just one. This article provides links to helpful resources to get the pre-qualification process under way.
As you read this article, consider the critical preparation necessary to approach bankers and investors with your business proposal.
Use this checklist to evaluate all of your funding options and to consider alternative sources of funding.
This article will provide you with a starting point for understanding your financial statements. In it you will find guidelines for the type of information you need and suggestions on how to review it.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through alternative sources that may not be typically considered. It also discusses specific sources that may provide the cash needed.
This article discusses the advantages and disadvantages of obtaining needed cash through internal sources. It also discusses specific sources that typically provide internal cash.
Financial benchmarks for entrepreneurial ventures are a good way to measure performance by comparing your organization to industry standards. Whether determined by using online resources, information from relevant trade associations or governmental agencies, or in consultation with a private financial advisor, this practice can impact bottom-line profitability and shape corporate strategies for growth.
Many entrepreneurs do not adequately track financial operations in their own companies until they experience substantial growth. At that point, it can be difficult to put sufficient controls in place. This article identifies best practices, online resources, and software solutions for maintaining an accurate financial picture.
Issuing new equity shares of company stock has a direct impact on existing shareholders. Performing an equity dilution analysis can improve both financial decision-making and recruitment of new talent into the ranks of top management. A description process (including specific mathematical examples) are provided here.
For U.S.-based businesses with fewer than 500 employees, a grant from the Small Business Administration provides the funding to create innovations to meet the demands of the federal government. This multi-phase process is an alternative source of financial support that can spur entrepreneurial growth.
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