It’s getting tougher for small businesses to find startup capital. Big banks want nothing to do with unproven upstarts — it’s all about “validation.” Conflicting laws make it difficult to raise money from small investors without forgoing public solicitation — a catch-22 for entrepreneurs without deep personal and professional...
Even the most straightforward business idea needs some dough to get off the ground. Overhead, electronic equipment, cloud services, advertising — the list of non-negotiables goes on. Those expenses, seemingly manageable in isolation, add up quickly. And if your idea requires special equipment, inventory or physical real estate, forget it. There’s...
Okay so most people have never heard of factoring invoices and unless they trade business-to-business, they may never be able to take advantage of this form of finance.  For the rest of you, here’s how factoring works. Short version: “Factoring gives your company the working capital it needs to grow, but...