What You’re Paying Back with a Loan

Taking out a loan for business or personal purposes can be a necessity for some but many people will hastily get a loan and think about how much they owe later, which is when debts can start to build up and cause problems if you don’t manage your outgoings correctly. When looking at different loans there are often a lot of numbers involved and it can be hard to work out the best one for your needs. Unfortunately paying back a loan isn’t always as simple as returning the amount borrowed with a little interest on top.…

The Three Best Ways to Finance Your Business

As a successful business owner and entrepreneur, we understand how important it is for you to keep your business afloat. In a recovering economy, the challenges you face are numerous, and you need every ounce of skill and tenacity to keep your head above the water. However, the chances are that you, like many other entrepreneurs, have encountered one of the worst hidden menaces about: cash flow problems. All too ready to drag you down, combating this age old problem is no easy feat, but thanks to financing solutions, you needn’t be pulled under.…

Step by Step Guide to Selling your Structured Settlement

So you have a structured settlement plan but want to use a lump sum amount for a vital project, like funding your education, paying off debt, starting a business, or repairing your home. All of these are good reasons to want more than the periodical payments you get from the settlement. At this stage, what you have to do is sell the settlement to a willing buyer, like MoneyUpFront.net. The process of selling your settlement is straightforward but you have to decide how much you want to sell and go before a judge to be able to access your cash.…

8 Unconventional Business Funding Ideas

If your investors recently pulled out, or if your loans simply aren’t enough to cover your start-up costs, it may be time to get creative with your business funding. You may be surprised that there are many types of financing that you can take advantage of especially if you have a great credit history. Other than these, there unique ways for you to get the capital you need for your business. 1. Downgrade Your Lifestyle You might be surprised at how much money you can raise from selling your home or trading in your vehicle for an older model.…

A Short Guide to Business Funding for The New Entrepreneur

Funding is absolutely critical for any budding entrepreneur and new business. Unless you’re already a millionaire, your new business venture is going to need at least some funding, be it from external investors or from people you already know such as family or friends. This post will give a brief overview of some of the forms of funding available for all you up-and-coming entrepreneurs. A good, detailed business plan is the key to securing quality funding from good sources. If potential investors can see that you have a good business plan, they will be much more willing to lend you money.…

Tips for Getting Money to Keep Your Small Business Running

Small businesses have always struggled to stay afloat, but in today’s tough economy when corporations seem to be the only businesses that are actually doing well, it’s even harder to keep a small business running. That’s why a lot of business owners eventually end up giving up and closing up shop, no matter how much they would rather remain open. The struggle simply becomes too much to bear and impossible to overcome. If you’re a small business owner who’s struggling to make ends meet and keep your company going, continue reading for some of the ways that you can pump a bit of extra money into your organization in order to make important changes to advance your business and stay open.…

The Government’s Failure to Engage Small Businesses

There has been much dissent about the federal government’s involvement in small business. Small business engagement has been a concern since the federal government failed to meet its contracting goals. There is a need to develop programs to help small businesses remain afloat. Small businesses should be aware of how this change will affect their business and what they need to do going forward. Here’s what small business owners may need to know. Dollars Allocated to Engage Small Businesses in Fiscal 2012 In the fiscal year of 2012, the Small Business Administration (SBA) states that only 22.25 percent of federal contracting dollars or $89.9 billion was allocated to help engage small businesses meet their contracting goals.…

WISH I WAS HERE Crowdfunding Project Rakes in $1,5 Million in Just Hours

I’ve covered about how Veronica Mars movie were raising $3 million in 2 days (the project closed with the film raked in $5.7 million in funding.) Following the successfully crowdfunded film, “Wish I Was Here” proves that, once more, crowdfunding is THE way to get anything funded: The narrative film, directed by Zach Braff, rakes in $1,5 millions in just hours after it was launched. The $2 million goal is just a couple of steps away. Wow. I personally think that Zach’s movie will be funded more than Veronica Mars.…

Top 10 Tips on How to Launch a Successful Crowdfunding Project

Entrepreneurs: Learn why you should tap into the $4 billion U.S. crowdfunding market and how to actually launch a successful crowdfunding project. Headaches in raising capital for your small business and startup? Try crowdfunding. Entrepreneurs have proven that it can give you competitive amount of funding vs. other funding sources, and the market will continue to grow significantly, according to a recent paper released in January 2013. Conducted by Fung Institute for Engineering Leadership at UC Berkeley College of Engineering, the research indicates that the U.S.…

Phenomenal: Veronica Mars Movie Kickstarter Project has Raised $3 Million in Just 2 Days

Yep – we have entered the new age of crowdfunding. Sure, crowdfunding has been around for some time, but the Veronica Mars Movie Project, was launched on Kickstarter on March 13, 2013 and has raised over $3 million in just 2 days, has set the new bar – and silence naysayers who insist that crowdfunding is a fad. Ready to journey into the phenomenon? Read on. The media buzzes that the movie will pioneer a new era of movie development. “What about it?,” I thought… Well, as someone who doesn’t really watch US TV drama since Friends (I know, I know… lame…) I have no idea who Veronica Mars is.…