3 Key Considerations to Find the Right Private Equity Firm

Private equity firms are playing an increasingly important role in helping businesses to navigate and thrive in today’s rapidly evolving markets. Business owners evaluating a new deal or opportunity to work with an investor firm may find themselves having to choose between a fundless or a funded sponsor model.

Meeting with a private equity firm

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Both models have their pros and cons, so it’s important for business owners to closely evaluate their options before they sign a letter of intent. Here are a few considerations to help business owners learn more about the different advantages that potential sponsors have to offer and discover which private equity firm is ultimately right for them.…

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What Are the Advantages of Title Loans to Fund Your Business?

If you are considering starting a business, one thing you may need is access to some cash to get things moving. This could be money to buy equipment, invest in service, get a home office set up, or purchase stock among other things. So, you need to consider what your options are when it comes to raising this finance, as there are lots of different loan solutions you can turn to based on your needs and circumstances.

Car title loan

One of the loan options you can consider if you need to raise money for your business is a title loan, and these loans are available to those people who own a car that is registered to them.…

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Responsible Small Business Funding Approaches

Growing your small business takes more than a great idea and hard work. You will need funding for start-up and operations until your business is self-sustaining. Even then, there will be times when your business needs to purchase equipment or inventory but there isn’t enough cash reserve to make it happen.

Business funding options

There are many funding options available for small business owners, and by knowing the pros and cons of each, you can be more informed about which option to pursue. The type of situation or circumstance you find yourself in may also contribute to which solution is the most secure for your company.…

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When Looking for Investors, Tread Carefully Around Angels

There are plenty of studies floating around the Internet that suggest that banks are hesitant to loan money to entrepreneurs. That is unless they don’t really need it. No surprise there.

Angel investor

One of the studies, conducted by Florida Atlantic University College of Business, noted “bank lending to small businesses … is still depressed several years after the end of the U.S. financial crisis that started in 2008.”

So what should an entrepreneur do? Definitely explore alternative sources of debt financing. More on that later.

What should an entrepreneur not do? Sell a piece of their company to an angel investor to finance their business.…

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Company Helps Entrepreneurs Leverage Underutilized Accounting Tool to Raise Capital for their Business

Countless entrepreneurs are watching their business languish on the vine because they have exhausted traditional funding sources and don’t know where else to turn.

That limited perspective bothers serial start-up entrepreneur Peter J. Burns III, whose company Burn$ Funding has built a discipline around what are called Cost Segregation studies.

Cost segregation for raising capital

What is a Cost Segregation study?

A Cost Segregation study identifies aspects of physical property that can be placed on accelerated depreciation life cycles, potentially resulting in huge tax savings for eligible property owners.

“One of the first questions that comes to mind when I tell a small-business owner about it is, ‘Is it legal?’,”…

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How to Find Money to Start Your Own Business

Entrepreneurial endeavors are becoming more and more commonplace as technology continues to place the tools to do the job in the hands of regular people. The path to starting your own business is no longer shrouded in obscurity.

Business start up funding

The steps are easy to figure out, and with a quick online search, you could be on your way to business ownership within a few days (though we would not recommend moving that quickly through the process). The problem is, how to fund your new business?

Take a few moments now, and check out some of the most effective ways to use the internet to find the money to start your own business.…

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How to Find Finance Without Calling Your Bank

Accessing finance at key moments is very often absolutely critical for small and medium-sized businesses (SMB) and for obvious reasons. Whether the aim is to get started, to pursue growth opportunities or simply to stay in business, getting your hands on the cash you need as an SMB is essential.

alternative business financing

The problem is that banks aren’t always ready to offer loans or financing facilities that SMBs need and in many cases they’re reluctant to lend money even to perfectly viable and successful companies. The good news is that there are now a growing array of alternative routes to finance available to companies of all sizes and across a full range of different industries.…

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How We Started a Second Business to Fund Our First

There often comes a plateau for a start-up that’s been growing pleasingly. One of the most enticing elements of starting your own business is the fact that, technically speaking, the sky is the limit and, no matter how far you come, growth is always possible.

Tom Cridland shopfront

That said, scaling in almost all cases requires investment, which, if you’re young and inexperienced, is extremely hard to come by without sacrificing an exorbitant amount of equity.

Tom Cridland, the startup

I run a sustainable fashion brand with my girlfriend of almost eight years, Deborah Marx. I started it in January 2014 with a £6,000 government start-up loan and decided to call it, Tom Cridland (my name), because tomcridland.com

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Funding Your SME from the Start: Here’s How

Starting an SME is both exciting and challenging, and careful thought and consideration is essential if you wish to be successful. It is no wonder that many businesses go bust before they have even got started, with some figures suggesting that 40% of SMEs do not last more than five years. Here is a short guide on how to properly funding your SME.

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Plan/Budget

Any business owner must have a business plan which they can follow, which will set out their long and short term business objectives. This will provide a structure for your budget, and detail exactly how much funding you need to successfully run the business.…

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The Good and the Bad of Car Title Loans for Startup Funding

For those who have been in operation for some time, it’ll be simpler to take a loan to grow your organization. Without giving a part of your company (like many startups do,) you occasionally need to jump through various hoops. Applying for a loan, they might even need to appoint a cosigner or make extra collateral available to back the loan.

Car title loan

But what if there is no cosigner or collateral available, and your company is suffering from cash flow problems? Seeking instant monetary support for your company, you can either choose the route that many companies take: Sell off your inventory, or your other assets.…

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