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A guide to estimating startup costs – realistically

A strong business plan is an essential first step to estimating startup costs. How much money you have to spend to get your venture up and running is a central question – so it’s crucial to have a roadmap. After…

How do I start my own business from scratch? Your questions answered

So, you want to know how to start a business? To many would-be entrepreneurs, the prospect of setting up a company from scratch is a little intimidating. Many people get overwhelmed by the registration process and legal jargon; however, this…

Can I get a business loan with a 700 credit score?

Many people wonder how their personal credit score will affect their application for a small business loan. Lenders specify a whole host of different criteria, which change depending on the specific product. Nine times out of ten, the lender will…

How do small businesses get funding? Your questions answered

Growing, managing, and evolving your business is a learning curve – and funding your small business is no different. Finding the right funding program for you begins with understanding what’s out there. Next, it’s all about research; depending on…

Going global: How to expand your business internationally

Sure, the American market is huge – but if you want to take your venture to the next level, it’s likely you want to know how to expand your business internationally. If you’re growth-oriented, then going global offers a…

Minority business funding: The loans and grants available to you

Minority business funding is for business owners from disadvantaged groups, such as ethnic minorities or women. A number of different government agencies, nonprofits, and private lenders provide this type of capital funding for small business. While there are various types…