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Buying a business? Don’t sign anything till they answer these 9 questions

There’s a big difference between starting a business from scratch and buying one that’s up and running. When you buy an existing business, you get a company with everything in place, an established reputation, immediate income, and reduced business risk. … Continue reading

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Business loan application turned down? Find out why

Most lenders, banks especially, are conservative in granting business loans. Given the obligation to their stockholders and depositors, they need to be sure there’s a good chance the loans they make are repaid. If your application for credit is not … Continue reading

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Barter: trade what you have for what you need

When you’re short on cash, but have plenty of goods or services to sell, consider bartering for what your business needs. Lots of businesses do it, including some surprisingly big ones. Not only do you conserve your dollars, you may … Continue reading

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