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Small Business Funding:  Traditional 401(k) Loan or ROBS?

You contribute to your retirement plan so that, one day down the road, you’ll be able to continue with a life “style”. 

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in ROBS Funding

8 Reasons to Use Your 401(k) to Fund Your New Business

When you are looking at options to fund your small business, and if you have retirement funds, you should consider using the ROBS arrangement.

ROBS (Rollover for Business Startups) is an innovative approach to business funding. Using a ROBS arrangement, business owners leverage existing 401(k) funds to finance their business purchase or expansion.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in fund your business

ROBS: The Best-Kept Secret for Funding Your Dream Business

Ever since you started working, you have been told to save for the future, so you'll have the means to live in the future.  Whether you have a company sponsored retirement plan, are investing in a personal IRA or making regular investments into a savings account, you understand the importance of building your nest egg for the next chapter of your life. 

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in business funding, ROBS Funding, ROBS provider

How to Match Your Skills and Interests to Business Opportunities

"Do what you love."

It is a popular maxim. We are all encouraged to work in an area that we enjoy, doing work that is fulfilling and meaningful to us. That sentiment is no different for entrepreneurs.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business startup funding, business opportunities

Sharpen These 8 Skills for Startup Success

For entrepreneurs, the list of essential skills can seem never-ending. Small business owners wear many hats, and the ability to be nimble means having a vast array of talents you can draw on depending on the situation.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in starting a business, business startups, start up businesses

Entrance Strategy: What Is the Best Age to Become an Entrepreneur?

A new paper by researchers at MIT, Northwestern University and the U.S. Census Bureau dispels the classic myth that the best entrepreneurs are those who are quitting college and becoming tech wunderkinder in their twenties.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in qualities of a successful entrepreneur, entrepreneur funding, millennial entrepreneurs, senior entrepreneurs

6 Entrepreneurial Myths to Ditch Today

If you are considering starting your own business, it is easy to talk yourself out of it. There are too many falsehoods and myths out there that paint an inaccurate picture of what it means to start your own business.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in entrepreneur, entrepreneur funding

A 9-Step Guide: Quitting Your Job to Become an Entrepreneur

When do you know it is time to take a leap of faith when it comes to your career?

Every would-be entrepreneur has asked that question in a moment of soul-searching. When is the right time to move on, to try something different, and to take a calculated risk?

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in funding options, entrepreneur funding, new entrepreneurs

Ageism Denied: 5 Reasons Senior-Run Startups Succeed

Margaret Lewis had a great job and a great salary in what she described as the high point of her career. It was 2016 when she suffered a stroke and was hospitalized for 23 days.

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| Author Molly Klein, tagged in small business loans

Elderly Motivation: Top TED Talks to Inspire Senior Entrepreneurs

Paul Tasner was a talented engineer with more than 40 years of uninterrupted work experience. Just before Christmas in 2009, he was working as director of operations and called into an office.

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| Author Benetrends, tagged in small business startup funding

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