Use SBA Funding for M&A

As I repeatedly stress, there are myriad ways to fund your business’ growth. After spending time with a friend of mine who is an SBA business loan specialist (who previously worked for CIT, a former, very large SBA lender, and now works for the SBA), I thought it wise to remind everyone that the SBA…

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Expanding Small Business Financing Opportunities For Your Business

  There are many ways to obtain business funding for your company. One way is through the SBA, if you have strong personal credit and/or strong assets, the SBA has a variety of programs that may help you. These are NOT for everyone. I constantly talk about the myriad options that exist. However, if you…

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5 Methods Few Owners Consider for Business Funding

For SMBs, finding the right mix of operating cash flow and external capital is critical for growth. The best business funding source for a small business or medium business depends on the following: actual size growth stage business structure industry This presentation presents an overview of the small business financing and business funding options with…

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Barnes & Noble Book Signing – Thank You

Thank you very much to all who came out and supported me at the first book signing at Barnes & Noble for The Funding Is Out There! Access the Cash You Need to Impact Your Business. The book signing took place on Saturday, November 22, 2014 from 1-4 pm. If you missed the event at…

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Differences between a CFO and a Controller

What is the difference between a Controller and a CFO? Controller Explained  A controller  focuses on accounting and the historical or past performance of the company. The controller, an experienced accountant who is often a CPA (Certified Public Accountant), ensures proper documentation and recording of the company’s transactions and the creation of monthly, quarterly, and…

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#1 Way to Improve Business Loan Approval

What’s the #1 way to improve your chances of getting your business loan approved? Prepare an Executive Summary The #1 way to improve your chances of getting a business loan approved is to prepare a short executive summary and attach financial statements. I am always amazed at the number of small business owners that only…

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Getting organized with business credit cards

Following are three suggestions on how to use your business card as an organizational tool: Use the transaction summary tools provided by business credit card issuers  Although American Express is the most notable, most business credit card issuers provide detailed transaction summaries online in monthly, quarterly, and annual formats. These transactions are categorized into common…

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Credit Cards – Good/Bad for SMBs?

In response to a question I received regarding whether credit card debt is good or bad: Credit card debt is not bad or good, it just is. In other words, credit cards and credit card debt can be good or bad for your business. It is not the actual cards; it is how you use…

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Alternative Financing Vs. Venture Capital

 I write extensively on financing options. In this quest post, I like how Tracy Eden succinctly presents several alternative financing options for companies with assets (including receivables) that may not currently qualify for more “traditional” financing sources. The proper use of the sources she presents will strengthen your business’ credit profile. – TCW Alternative Financing…

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The Funding Is Out There! Is Available Everywhere

It is official!! As of October 7, 2014, The Funding Is Out There! Access the Cash You Need to Impact Your Business, is now available everywhere! You can purchase it as an ebook on Amazon, as a Nook book on Barnes & Noble, or as a hardcover or softcover on either. You can also purchase…

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