There are three main types of funding available for startups, and each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.

Funding a Business

Should I Borrow Money, Seek Investment, or Bootstrap My Business?

Having a billion-dollar idea for a new company or a startup is great, but do you actually have a billion dollars to start it? You will most likely need a website, a technical team, a space to work from, and lastly enough money to pay your utilities while you embark on this new venture. All...

By Amiad Soto |

6 Steps to Building a Rock Star Credit Score

If you’ve ever applied for a mortgage, bought a car, or even rented an apartment, you’ve likely experienced firsthand how much power your credit score can have over your everyday life. But, did you know that your personal credit score is also just as important in the business loan process? A great credit score is...

By Meredith Wood |

How to Respond When You Don’t Know the Answer to an Investor’s Question

I’m often asked by entrepreneurs how to best present to investors, and how to deal with all of their questions. A big fear that most people have before they pitch to an investor is about getting a question they don’t have the answer to. They want to know how to deal with being unprepared in...

By Sabrina Parsons |

How to Pitch Your Business by Email

When I think of pitching, I think of presentations (unless we’re talking about baseball, of course). But, pitching can come in different forms, and one of the most common ways to pitch your business—even in our technologically advanced age—is the “pitch email.” Email is everywhere. It’s used by nearly everyone, it’s more personal than social media,...

By Angelique O'Rourke |

Accepting Outside Investors? Here Are 5 Things to Watch Out for in Your Contract

As a business owner, the idea of accepting expertise and a big check from an outside investor can seem like a complete win for you and your business. The truth of whether it’s actually a benefit for you, however, is often determined by what appears to be the boring fine print details of the contract...

By Rich McIver |

Is a Lender or Broker Deceiving You? Here’s How to Tell

Anyone who has spent any time in the loan industry knows how perilous it can be for small business owners. Due to the complicated nature of loans and legal speak, brokers and lenders often try to take advantage of small business owners. That’s why we have written this article, to explain three ways brokers and...

By Marc Prosser |

How Can I Get a Business Loan If My Credit Is Terrible?

The first thing you should know is that even if you are certain that your credit is poor, it is still possible to get financing. It’s not easy, but it is possible. There are options, but bad credit loans are high risk; you probably wouldn’t take them under different circumstances. Listen to Peter and Jonathan...

By Angelique O'Rourke |

Why Banks Are No Longer Lending to Small Businesses

Remember the days when you’d need funding to start or grow your business, and you’d get in your car and head down to the bank on the corner? You knew your banker personally, perhaps even had kids in the same class at school, or would often see them at your favorite local restaurant. This personal...

By Meredith Wood |

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There are three main types of funding available for startups, and each comes with its own benefits and drawbacks.