Angel Investment vs. Bootstrap: Startup Sweet Spot

Successful angel investment is a win-win for both sides, the startup founders and the investors. And I mean win-win right at the beginning, at...

The Essential Guide to Family Member Loans

Family loans are loans between relatives and family members. For some, borrowing money from a relative is a better option than taking a loan...

The Right Way to Get Funding from Family and Friends

Most entrepreneurs I know are so passionate about their new idea that they are surprised when family and friends don’t line up to invest...
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3 Ways to Know Government Small Business Loans Are an Option for You

While the government doesn't offer direct small business loans, they do support small businesses through the Small Business Administration (SBA).

3 Ways to Save Time and Money Looking for Startup Loans

Finding loans to start a business can be time consuming and costly if you are not careful. While it does not usually actually cost anything to apply for a loan moneywise, it does cost time, and time is money.

3 Steps to Saving Money on Your Mortgage Broker Bond

If you are a mortgage broker or thinking of becoming one, you make your living on a combination of industry expertise and sales acumen. But getting a good deal on a mortgage broker bond requires much more than just those skills.

6 Hidden Business Startup Costs

Starting a business is exciting! You’re finally ready to bring your dreams to life, become your own boss, and strengthen your local business community....

5 Top Ways to Find Buyers for Your Structured Settlement

We all fall on hard financial times at some point or another. Even billionaire Donald Trump has lost money and has had to rebuild...

Fundraising 101: 3 Typical Startup Funding Paths

In my previous post, “Should Your Startup Actually Be a Small Business?” I addressed what may be the most important differentiator between a startup and a...

7 Ways to Bootstrap Your Business to Success

Most first-time entrepreneurs seem to believe the myth that they need a minimum of a half a million dollars to start a business. At...

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