Fast Business Loans – Working Capital—What You Need to Know

This article was reviewed and updated on June 15, 2020 Nowhere is the saying "you need money to make money" more true than in the crowded, competitive, fast-moving world of small business. As you seek to establish and grow your enterprise, access to capital (or the lack thereof) will be one of your biggest hurdles. For small business owners facing expenses that just can't wait, traditional approaches—SBA loans from banks, for example—can be burdensome, inconvenient, and ultimately disappointing. There is… Read More

Are EIDL or Paycheck Protection Program Loans Taxable Income?

If you’re like most small business owners wading your way through the EIDL and PPP loans and the regulations and requirements that go with them, welcome to the club. As we see more entrepreneurs receiving funds from these two SBA programs, we’re also seeing more questions about what comes next. One big question? Whether or not the funds from these two loan programs will be taxed on a business’ annual income tax return. Whether you’ve got just one business or… Read More

Best Business Credit Cards for Travel

Best Business Credit Cards for Travel If you’re a business road warrior, you’ve racked up plenty of miles on your roller suitcase, not to mention frequent flyer miles. Wouldn’t it be nice to also earn rewards for your travel expenses? That’s where business credit cards that offer rewards points come in. You might have personal credit cards with membership rewards points that you can use for flights or hotel stays. But small business credit cards for travel sometimes offer even… Read More

Secured Business Credit Card

Running a business can be frustrating, and even more so when you need financing and discover that your credit scores don’t qualify you for many options. If you’re trying to build or rebuild credit, you may have heard a secured credit card can be a good option. As a business owner, you may need something slightly different: a secured business credit card. Here, we’ll introduce you to what one is, examine when you would want one, and help you determine… Read More

Apply for EIN: How to Apply for a Free Employer Identification Number (EIN)

This article was reviewed and updated on August 17, 2020 How do you apply for an EIN? The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) requires a completed Form SS-4 to receive an EIN. We can help you get your employer identification number, right here, right now. Just answer a few questions required by the IRS—the whole process takes a few minutes. Once you’ve completed the application, you can file the application online, in the mail, or fax it in yourself. If you’re… Read More

How to Establish Business Credit, Get Business Credit & Build Business Credit

Figuring out how to access business financing and credit is a common quest for both new and existing small business owners. From startup costs to new expansion strategies, establishing a strong business credit profile with diverse accounts early on can help make your immediate and future business plans a success. If your business is new, you may not be thinking about getting small business financing just yet, but the day may come when you do. Eight Steps: How to Establish… Read More