Funding and Finance Materials

How to find funding to start, expand, or maintain your business, and how to manage your business accounts.

What is a Business Plan?

This article originally appeared on Bplans.com. Business planning is about results. You need to make the contents of your plan match your purpose. Don’t accept a standard outline just because it’s there. What is a business plan? A business plan is any plan that works for a business to look ahead, allocate resources, focus on… Read the full article.

How to Start an E-Commerce Company in New York

There’s a startup boom happening on the East Coast. Now more than ever, entrepreneurs and investors are looking to New York City and the surrounding areas as a center for startups. Whether you’re setting your sights on one of the five boroughs or another part of the state, this is a great time to consider… Read the full article.

How to Get a Loan with Crappy Credit

When you have bad personal and/or business credit, getting a loan for your small business can seem practically impossible. Fortunately, there are a few saving graces for business owners whose personal or business credit score is abysmal, but who still need to take advantage of small business financing options to give their business the injection… Read the full article.

Demystifying the SBA Loan Application Process

Securing small business financing in the current credit market can be an imposing challenge. Getting a traditional loan for your small business can seem like a daunting, if not impossible, task. Recognizing this, the Small Business Administration (SBA) has created several initiatives designed to make getting a bank loan possible for businesses who might fall… Read the full article.

Effective Collection Practices

Learn how having effective collection practices in place is imperative to having a short DSO, a healthy cash flow, and may help you avoid litigation, in this article from RMS – Receivable Management Services.