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

Small Business Grants: Where to Find Free Money in 2021

  As a small business owner, you likely are always looking for money to grow your business, and when something like a global pandemic hits, that need only increases. Whether you’re looking for grants to help you weather the rest of the COVID-19 pandemic and its aftermath or are just looking for a small business grant to take your company to the next level, you’ll find many options here. Small Business Grants 2021: Free Money for Your Business EIDL and… Read More

The Best Options for Small Business Startup Loans

If you run a startup, you might need financing, either to start or to grow. But unlike with established businesses, you might not qualify for more traditional financing options.  One of the biggest challenges a new small business must face is obtaining the capital necessary to support its initial growth. New employer small businesses are the primary source of U.S. job growth but are much more likely than larger firms to face financial challenges accessing borrowed capital. In order to… Read More