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How to Write a Business Plan That Will Get Approved for a Loan

Financing | Small Business Resources

If you need funding to start, expand, or acquire a business, you’ll need to know how to write a business plan for a loan. Yes, lenders will look at the standard factors required of all loan ...

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February 20, 2020

How to Start a Catering Business

Entrepreneurship | Small Business

If you love the rush of hosting a party and staying busy while your guests kick back and enjoy tasty food and drinks, you might have what it takes to become a great caterer. The catering industry ...

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February 13, 2020

5 Business Industries That Will Thrive This Winter

Entrepreneurship | Small Business

Auto Repair Snow Removal Services Gyms Coffee Shops Sporting Goods Winter is often thought of as a slow-down season in the small business world. There’s less foot traffic due to colder ...

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February 12, 2020

Equity Financing Guide

Entrepreneurship | Financing

We all build up equity in different aspects of our lives, whether in the homes we own or in our retirement accounts. But did you know you can offer equity in your small business in exchange for ...

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February 04, 2020

Start-up vs. Franchise: Which is right for you?

Entrepreneurship | Franchising

Assessing Your Entrepreneurial Personality and Business Experience Opportunity: Is it Knocking? Consider Your Costs Finding the Right Small Business or Franchise Financing Brand ...

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January 29, 2020

Can I Withdraw from My 403(b) To Buy a Business?

401(k) Business Funding | Entrepreneurship | Financing

While many Americans would like to run their own business, many are held back by the financial commitment required to buy a business. But if you have a 403(b) retirement plan, you can access the ...

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January 21, 2020

The Pros and Cons of ROBS (Rollovers for Business Start-ups)

401(k) Business Funding | Entrepreneurship | Financing

The Pros of ROBS Leverage retirement funds tax penalty-free No risk from collateralizing of your home as with traditional loans Start a business without debt payments Invest in yourself, ...

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January 02, 2020

What Percentage of Entrepreneurs Are Successful?

Entrepreneurship | Financing | Small Business

Measures of Entrepreneurial Success 78% of small businesses are profitable. 80% of small businesses are still in operation after 1 year. 50% of small businesses are still in operation ...

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December 26, 2019