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How to Create a Rainy Day Fund for Your Small Business

small business rainy day fundAs a small business owner, one of the best pieces of advice you’ll ever get is to never get too comfortable when things are running smooth.

In the same way traffic accidents occur unexpectedly and natural disasters occur without notice, your business can also suffer painful emergencies. When it does, you need to be in a position to protect your business and keep it running.

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8 Small Business Finance Tips

small business cash flow folderRunning a small business can be tough, frustrating, and requires most owners to wear multiple hats.

While most owners are comfortable being involved in sales, marketing, production and even HR, many feel completely out of their element when it comes to financing.  While this is an area that’s typically better left to those with the necessary training and experience there are some basic things that every startup business owner should do in order to keep their company in the black.

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Business Strategies for Cash Flow

Strategies to turnaround a struggling business with cash flow problems has many sides. Benefits, payroll and other expenses directly related to the number of people working for a company may be one of the largest expenses. There may be areas where a company can cut cost by eliminating positions that are no longer necessary and determining what benefits and other costs may be eliminated. Additional costs like office leasing may be renegotiated, as well as non-essential supplies and other items purchased for the office.

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How to Stay Safe When Applying for Business Financing Online

applying for business financing onlineThe majority of SMBs now apply for financing online. It’s easier and much more convenient than joining the queue at lenders’ facilities.

However, applying for business financing online also come with one major risk – cyber-crime. The Internet is prime “feeding grounds”  for criminals waiting to pounce on your personal and financial information. Here are five security tips to help you avoid these risks when applying for financing online.

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Online Business Lenders – Borrowers Beware

shady online business lenderWhen it comes to online business lenders, there are good ones and not-so-good ones, and it’s not always easy to tell the difference.

Business owners have more options available for financing today than at any other time in the past. In addition to traditional lending avenues such as SBA loans, community bank lending, equipment leasing, factoring, and asset based lending, there are a large number of online business lending companies.

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