Presenting your business idea to investors can be intimidating, especially when they begin firing questions at you. Careful preparation is key to demonstrating your product's potential, and can give you confidence in the face of scrutiny. Where to begin? Consider completing these four steps before trying to sell your idea to investors. 1. Test Market [...]
Community-based organizations across the country are set to receive a combined $5 million in grants from the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) as part of its Program for Investment in Micro-Entrepreneurs (PRIME). The 34 organizations selected aim to help low-income entrepreneurs gain access to capital, so they can establish or grow their small businesses. This year, [...]
Many business owners and consumers are turning a cold shoulder to traditional banks and adopting alternative solutions, largely due to a lack of transparency and flexibility.
President and Co-Founder of Credibility Capital, Mark Rambler, offers lending advice for business owners. Read more.
Leaders in small and microbusiness met at the DNC for an educational brunch on the state of microbusiness in the US. See what they said about access to capital and more.
When trying to get funding for your business, don't make these three rookie mistakes.
The USDA is investing more than $9 million in loans and grants for small businesses to help support growth and development. Learn more.
Once a quarter, Pepperdine University's Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet poll small and medium-sized businesses across the United States to learn more about those companies' growth and access to capital. This quarter, the survey also polled microbusinesses across the nation and discovered new insights. Microbusinesses surveyed are planning to grow more than their [...]
While government grant money for small businesses is limited, there can be opportunities to tap federal, state & local agencies to help you grow your company.
Does the thought of applying for a traditional small business loan make you break out in a cold sweat? If you’re like a lot of small business owners, a traditional loan simply isn’t a possibility. Your business might not generate the kind of cash flow traditional lenders want to see before offering a loan. You [...]