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Business Credit Cards vs. Working Capital Loans: What’s the Difference?

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 20, 2019 5:03:26 PM

 

At some point, most small businesses use some type of financing to either cover expenses during down periods or to fuel growth during periods of expansion. Two common options favored by small business owners are business credit cards and working capital loans. Find out the difference between the two so you can make an informed decision the next time you need an injection of capital.

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Topics: Working Capital Loan, Credit Card Alternatives, Working Capital Needs, Credit Cards, Business Credit Cards

4 Ways to Pick the Best Equipment Leasing Vendor

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 15, 2019 4:51:54 PM

 

You’ve decided that equipment leasing is the best way to go for your next business decision. That doesn’t mean you should automatically pick the first equipment leasing vendor you come across. Here are four things to consider when comparing your options for equipment leasing.

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Topics: Vendor Financing, Equipment Vendors, Best Equipment Vendor, Choosing Equipment Vendors

Is Equipment Leasing Right for Your Trucking Company?

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 15, 2019 2:25:52 PM

 

Equipment leasing for a trucking company can be a smart decision no matter what stage of business you’re in today. Whether you’re just starting to build your fleet or are planning to upgrade aging trucks in your existing business, you don’t necessarily have to outright purchase or finance your upcoming equipment acquisitions.

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Topics: Commercial Truck Financing, Equipment Leasing, Trucking, Heavy Equipment Leasing

3 Ways to Optimize Your Small Business Working Capital

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 8, 2019 4:37:25 PM

 

Managing your working capital wisely is essential in successfully growing your small business. What exactly is working capital? It’s the difference between your company’s assets and liabilities. The goal is to have more assets than liabilities, which gives you more flexibility in covering operational expenses and preparing for growth.

 

Here are three ways to optimize working capital for your business.

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Topics: Working Capital Loan, Small Business Loan, Working Capital Management, Small Business Management, Small Business Growth, Working Capital Strategy

3 Ways to Boost Your Working Capital With Better Inventory Management

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 8, 2019 4:20:30 PM

 

Staying on top of your inventory management is an incredibly effective way to improve your small business working capital. Having too much capital invested in inventory can put your company at risk if you ever have a need for additional cash on hand. To help better control your inventory levels (and your working capital), follow these three strategic tips.

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Topics: Wokring Capital Loan, Inventory, Inventory Financing, Working Capital Management, Working Capital Strategy

How to Prepare for a Working Capital Emergency

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 6, 2019 5:21:55 PM

 

As a small business owner, it’s important to keep your company financially agile at all times. Even if you’re experiencing an excellent period of growth and prosperity, there are always factors outside your control that can wreak havoc on even the best-laid plans. In order to weather an unexpected storm, it’s smart to have an emergency working capital plan on hand at all times. Check out these simple steps to get started.

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Topics: Business Management, Working Capital Strategy, Working Capital Shortage, Working Capital Emergency

Construction Company Owners: Grow Your Business With More Working Capital

Posted by Alan Brown on Mar 4, 2019 4:33:39 PM

 

Going about your “business as usual” isn’t going to inject any growth into your current construction business. To really focus on expanding, you have to think outside the box and figure out the most effective ways to elevate your company. What could you accomplish with some extra working capital? Here are a few ideas to get the ball rolling.

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Topics: Working Capital Loans, Growth, Working Capital Needs, Small Business Management, Working Capital Strategy

How Much Working Capital Do You Need to Start an E-commerce Business?

Posted by Alan Brown on Feb 21, 2019 5:23:21 PM

 

An e-commerce business can be an excellent alternative to selling products in a brick and mortar store. But even with lower startup and overhead costs, you still need to be realistic with your working capital estimates. Here are a few strategies to successfully start your e-commerce business without needing a ton of up-front working capital.

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Topics: Working Capital Management, Working Capital Needs, Business Management, Working Capital Strategy, Ecommerce

Vendors Only: 3 Vital Components of an Equipment Vendor Website

Posted by Alan Brown on Feb 19, 2019 5:19:20 PM

 

No matter what kind of equipment vendor you are, your online presence has the potential to vastly increase your sales. But just throwing together a website isn’t enough to engage your leads and convert them to customers. Instead, turn your focus to these three core areas to maximize your success.

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Topics: Small Business Marketing, Equipment Vendors, Equipment Vendor Marketing

SBA Loans for Working Capital: Pros and Cons

Posted by Alan Brown on Feb 14, 2019 10:47:28 AM

 

At some point, most small businesses find themselves needing additional working capital to help bridge a gap in funds or take their company to the next level. It’s wise to explore all of your financing options in order to make the best financial decision. We’ll help you weigh the pros and cons of SBA loans to see if it’s the right fit for your business.

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Topics: Working Capital Loans, Business Management, Small Business Growth, Long Term Working Capital, SBA Loans

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