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Chinese New Year and Shipping: What You Need to Know to Get Your Products Shipped in Time
Small businesses that rely on Chinese suppliers often discover that shipping delays are more common towards the end of the January rather than the beginning. If this is unexpected, it can disrupt business operations significantly, leading to the expenses associated with late order fulfillment and unhappy clients.
Best Small Business Apps that Will Help Your Business in 2017
Technology is making it easier to organize your business and compete with more established players with larger operating budgets. We’ve put together a list of some of the best small business apps that offer a range of services, from organizing financial information to making business travel a breeze.
6 Steps for Prepping Your 2017 Small Business Budget
With the six steps outlined here, you’ll succeed not only at business budget planning but also at reaching business targets.
RapidAdvance's RapidResource Blog Named as one of the ‘Top 100 Small Business Blogs on the Planet’
We are extremely proud of the fact that our RapidAdvance RapidResource blog was named by Feedspot as one of the Top 100 Small Business Blogs on the web for 2016.
Small Business Grants in 2017
Small business grants might be hard to find, but you can find them. You know what to look for, too. Small business grants share common characteristics—ones usually dissimilar to other forms of financing. For example, they don’t require you to pay back the money, although they do often feature more rigorous regulations and guidelines.
The Pros and Cons of Starting a Virtual Business
There’s no doubt about it, the world we live in is becoming more virtual by the minute. That even includes the way we do business. Gone are the days where you have to invest in large amounts of physical capital, office space and staff to get a profitable venture off the ground. Nowadays, all you need is a small investment and a little bit of time to go into business online.
The Best Ways to Build Credit Fast
More than ever, this is the time when a good business credit score will solicit hearty approvals for all your credit requests. If you haven't yet established business credit or have an unsatisfactory score, you may need to start with some groundwork before reaching out to lenders and suppliers.
What Is Loan Stacking and Why Should You Avoid It?
As a small business owner, taking out a business loan can certainly help you grow your business. The problem, however, comes if you as an owner fall into the trap of taking out multiple loans at the same time (also known as “loan stacking”).
3 Ways RapidAdvance Helps Small Business Owners Succeed
Small business owners always face challenges; however, they need not face them alone. RapidAdvance is here to support you with thought leadership, education, and partnerships with the SBA and NSBA.
How Are Credit Scores Determined?
At some point, your business will need to bolster its capital through business credit cards, small business loans, lines of credit or charge cards. Accessing capital is easier and quicker when you have a good business credit score.
How to Qualify for Working Capital Financing
Qualifying for a small business loan is based on a couple of factors: your personal credit history; how long you’ve been in business; the type of business you run; and business revenue. Use this information to find the right loan for you and get ahead in business.
What Type of Small Business Loans Are Used for Working Capital?
Small businesses employ many types of financing products to generate working capital. The options range from commercial real estate mortgages to equipment financing, and from asset-based lending (ABL) to secured bank loans and lines of credit. While they all are great resources for businesses, they can sometimes be difficult to get and often require the business owner to pledge collateral. Check out these tips for getting a small business loan now.
How to Qualify for a Small Business Loan with an Alternative Lender
Small businesses are the lifeblood of the United States economy. Recent data from the Small Business Administration (SBA) finds that these companies represent 99 percent of U.S. companies and 54 percent of total sales. The small business may be “small,” but it has a big role to play in economic growth and unemployment rates. Check out these tricks for getting a small business loan with an alternative lender!