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Thinking of starting your own business? Here are our recommendations for making that dream a reality with a small business loan.small_business_loan

Few things are as gratifying, (or challenging) as leaving the relative safety of working for someone else to start your own small business. After all, every decision you make, from who you hire, to where you’re located, has the potential to make or break your business. It’s a nerve wracking endeavor that not everyone is cut out for, but for those who have the drive and do their homework, it can be tremendously rewarding. So if you are up to the challenge, the first obstacle you must overcome is financing the start of your business.

Unless you have already accumulated a little nest egg for your small business venture, you will likely need to get a small business loan. This a place where people mess up, either getting more ...

officeWhen starting a business, one of the first decisions you must make is to lease space for your office, store, or restaurant, or purchase a property. Each comes with its share of benefits and disadvantages, but with a little planning, you can make an informed choice that helps your business succeed in the long run. Here are our tips when it comes to choosing to lease or buy your business property.

Leasing vs. Buying

Here are a few things to consider regarding leasing vs. buying your business space:

Leasing Property


  • Doesn’t require a down payment, excluding a deposit

  • Certain upgrade and renovations, such as complying with code, will be paid for by your landlord.

  • Generally are not responsible for building repairs and preventative maintenance.

  • Option to transition to a larger space as your business grows.


Buying Property

  • Usually must provide a down payment of 10% -- 25%.

  • Eligible for tax ...

Free yourself from the toil of a 9 to 5 job with these helpful tips.small_business

Do you ever dream of the freedom and flexibility of self-employment as you “punch the clock” each work day? With a little initiative and ingenuity, you can drop your day job for something more rewarding and become a self-sufficient professional who only answers to you. Read below for some helpful tips for making the transition from employee to successful entrepreneur.

No guts, no glory: This may not come as a surprise, but in order to invoke change in your life, you must be willing to make changes and step out of your comfort zone. Put yourself out there, and rather than fear the possibility of failure, accept it as a normal step on the path to success.

Whether you’re considering relocating to a new city for more opportunities, or starting a business, you are guaranteed ...

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