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The Cost of Inventory to Start a Jewelry Business

With the abundance of online stores like Etsy and the popularity of local and online boutiques, starting a jewelry business is becoming one of the most popular ways to make money. If you’ve experienced success selling your jewelry at craft shows and markets, turning your side hobby into a small business may be the next […]

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Small Business Lending After the Recession

There has been a lot of controversy lately over who is responsible for the small business community’s struggles with finding loans. Any business owner looking for a small business loan today knows how difficult it can be to find a lender willing to give their business money. Since the financial collapse of 2008 the access […]

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Shield Funding Ranked Number One for Alternative Business Loans

Shield Funding has been ranked the #1 provider of alternative business loans by a leading information provider in the industry. The ranking process considers a variety of factors when determining a winner and some of those factors include: client references, market performance, as well as a variety of other research statistics. In our effort to […]

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Choosing an Online Business Loan Resource

Many business owners today are looking for business loans due to the difficult economic environment. With the increase demand for business loans many new websites are popping up to address the demand. This article addresses some of the more popular business loan resources available on the internet. An article was published yesterday about crowdfunding featuring […]

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Seasonal Businesses Survive the Off-Season with Business Loans

Many small businesses are preparing for a slow business cycle as the winter moves in. Some businesses like restaurants or retail outlets see a dramatic decrease in foot traffic and overall revenue, while other types of small businesses such as lawn care watch as their entire revenue stream disappears during the winter months. Most business […]

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Grocery Store Business Loans Assist Local Food Markets

Operating a grocery store can be a very expensive endeavor. The costs associated with running a store in the grocery business can be overwhelming at times because of the very high risk inventory, immense product turnover or replacement on a weekly basis, as well as the very low profit margins. There are also extremely high […]

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Getting Business Credit with Bad Credit

The business loan industry has been going through exceptional changes since the financial collapse of 2008. Banks are slowly losing ground in the business loan industry. The reason for these changes stems from the banking industries unwillingness to provide business loans for local businesses. It makes sense how banks would be reluctant to provide credit […]

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Weigh Your Options When Deciding on Financial Products

Nowadays, financial products are a dime a dozen, with companies whose primary business does not include financial products are now offering financial services. Take Google, Walmart and Office Depot, for example. These brands are household names. They are, however, not known for their expertise in financial services, but they have started to venture into microloans […]

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Is a Merchant Cash Advance Right For Your Business

Merchant cash advance, also known as business cash advance, is a great alternative to regular loans as well as a great tool in managing your business’ finances. Merchant cash advance differs from regular loans because it can provide businesses with immediate cash by letting the business sell a portion of future credit and/or debit card […]

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How to Avoid Fraud When Applying for a Merchant Cash Advance

Stricter bank policies for obtaining business loans have caused many small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) to seek alternative financing options. It is a good thing that financing companies have come up with different strategies to service the business sector. One of these new solutions is the merchant cash advance (MCA) program. Because the merchant cash […]

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