Posts Tagged Banks & Loans

Will Your Company face Bankruptcy in 2017?

You may not know Edward Altman, but he knows an awful lot about your business — like whether your company will be bankrupt in the next two years. In the 1960’s Altman developed a corporate finance formula that will accurately predict business bankruptcy more than 90% of the time. The formula, called Altman’s Z Score, needs just 8 numbers — and all of them can be found on your income statement or balance sheet.

How healthy is your business? Take the Z Score Test and find out for sure.

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Skip the Bank: Where to Find a Business Loan when Banks say “No!”

Banks don’t really “get it” do they? You stride into a bank with all the confidence in the world… and you slink away because they just don’t want to put their money into your business.

That’s no reason to give up. There are at least 4 other major sources of business capital available to you. Check out these 4 places you’ll find hidden capital to help you grow your business:

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Small Business Fraud: 5 Things You Must Do to Protect Your Business Now

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Every year, two out of three small businesses fall victim to some level of fraud. Not all of them know it. Some never will. The damage may be small and contained … or it may still be growing. Worse, 80% of attempted small business fraud comes from outside of the organization. That means that your company’s financial data is most at risk after it leaves your office, where it may be completely out of your control.
How big of a problem is this? The average small business fraud victim lost $23,100 … but there are 5 key things you can do to avoid this fate.

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Bridge Loans: How Friends Can Get You Cash When Investors Can’t

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Whether your business is growing rapidly or just getting started, you need cash.  But negotiating with investors or VC can take a long time – time you don’t have. Most entrepreneurs report that investors take 6 months or more to write a check. You need cash NOW… not months from now when investors […]

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Has Your Business Borrowed Too Much? How to Measure and Manage Your Business Debt for Better Cash Flow

[ By guest writer Micah Fraim, CPA ]   I’m a firm believer that every business can benefit from a certain amount of debt. Borrowing fuels growth, can get you through lean months and actually increases some measures of profitability. Too much of a good thing, of course, leads to […]

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Buying a Company Fleet? Drive the Right Financing Deal

As if managing your business wasn’t enough of a challenge,  one day you wake up to find that your company needs a number of cars or trucks… and suddenly you are a fleet manager too.  Buying a fleet is no small task and deserves some careful thought.  Even having one […]

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Cash When You Need it Most: How to Use Your Customers Credit to Borrow Money Now

Employees won’t wait for payroll and landlords don’t want to hear about your cash flow when rent is due. Sure, cash is a problem.  But if you have Accounts Receivable, you already have the keys to unlocking more cash. Here’s how you can get the cash when you need it […]

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Loan Applications: 4 Things to Never Tell your Banker (by guest blogger Rob Severson)

In my 40-year career I have met with 100’s of business people seeking loans.  It is the fun part of what I do. But I’ve also seen some common mistakes that entrepreneurs make, particularly when talking to a banker. Sometimes I think bankers speak a different language than entrepreneurs.  Be very careful […]

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