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How to Avoid Cash Flow Problems for Your Small Business

[fa icon="calendar'] May 28, 2019 12:45:00 PM / by Benetrends posted in cash management, small business funding, business growth

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For many small businesses, especially those just starting out, cash flow is a classic challenge.

Businesses starting out do not yet have the customer base and revenue flows established that allow for steady, reliable cash flow. Yet, as noted in the recent post, Entrepreneurial Dilemma: Do I Have Enough Money to Start My Own Business?, businesses still have many financial obligations that need to be met, no matter how much cash is in the coffers.

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Can Women Get SBA Loans to Finance a Franchise Opportunity?

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 15, 2019 6:42:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, sba

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Women looking to buy a franchise can leverage government-sponsored programs to provide for start-up funding. While these programs can provide some assistance to get a franchise up and running, many female entrepreneurs find they need additional financing options to meet their start-up needs.

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Should You Be Certified as a Minority-Owned Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Mar 29, 2019 2:22:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, minority business owners, minority-owned businesses

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For minority entrepreneurs, the opportunities are out there to start and build businesses that can thrive. As seen in the recent post, Exploring Challenges and Opportunities for Minority Business Owners in 2019, there are a growing number of minority-owned businesses across the United States.

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Is Your 2019 Business Budget Realistic?

[fa icon="calendar'] Feb 4, 2019 10:29:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, business startup, 2019

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Is your 2019 business budget realistic? As the new year opens, it is important to take a look at your budget and make some strategic decisions that will position your company for a successful 2019.

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Are There Restrictions on How to Use ROBS Funding for Your Business?

[fa icon="calendar'] Dec 3, 2018 10:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in ROBS Strategy, small business funding, benetrends funding, 401k rollover funding, profit sharing plan

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If you are considering using 401(k) or IRA plans to finance your new business, you know the power of financing your venture using your own hard-earned cash.

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Ageism Denied: 5 Reasons Senior-Run Startups Succeed

[fa icon="calendar'] Aug 27, 2018 9:02:07 AM / by Molly Klein posted in small business funding, business startup, senior entrepreneurs

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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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The Senior Startup: Tales from the Second Act

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 30, 2018 11:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, business startup, senior entrepreneurs

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Age is just a number. For entrepreneurs over 50, age – and the wisdom, experience, and insights it provides – are invaluable when contemplating starting a business.

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Women Entrepreneurs Then and Now: A Twenty-Year Perspective on Funding

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 14, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in women entrepreneurs, small business funding, business startup

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Women have made meaningful strides when it comes to entrepreneurship during the past 20 years, according to data released from the latest Kauffman Index study of startup activity. However, having access to capital to start and grow businesses continues to be a challenge for female entrepreneurs.

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Finding Funding for Buying an Existing Business

[fa icon="calendar'] May 30, 2018 9:00:00 AM / by Benetrends posted in small business funding, small business

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When buying an existing business, you have a lot of decisions to make. One of the most critical is how to finance the purchase. Fortunately, as seen in the recent post, Buying a Small Business: 12 Factors to Consider, there are plenty of options available.

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Exploring the State of Small Business Credit

[fa icon="calendar'] May 1, 2018 8:30:00 AM / by Molly Klein posted in Credit scores, small business funding, sba, sba loan rates

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The most recent analysis by the Federal Reserve of small business credit markets shows signs of slowing revenue and credit gaps, especially among firms with annual revenue of $1 million or less. With the credit market tight, especially among larger lenders, businesses are looking at other options to fuel start-up and expansion work.

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