financing

How Much Car Can You Afford?

If you're planning to lease a new (or new-to-you) car, follow this advice to make sure you're factoring in all the costs and getting a car you truly can afford.

3 Ways To Build Good Business Credit With Bad Personal Credit

A bad personal credit rating is not the end of the world -- or your small business. It's a problem to be managed, just like any other.

Are You and Your Banker a Perfect Match?

Unfortunately, there's no dating-style website for banks...yet. So how do you find the perfect bank for your business?

How to Secure Business Financing Without a Personal Guarantee

You can build your business credit fairly quickly and potentially eliminate the need for a personal guarantee if you plan for it from the outset.

Is Zero Percent Financing a Free Lunch?

Zero percent financing may not be as good a deal as it sounds. Many such deals are simply a bait-and-switch ruse. Even when they're legit, they can wreak havoc with your credit.

How to Choose Between Lump Sum and Financing

There are two main strategies that buyers rely on to pay for a company: lump sums and financing.

The Ups and Downs of Venture Capital

First quarter 2010 numbers are in, and Venture Capital investment in both dollars and deals were down. The good news, if you can call it that, is that it's better than Q1 2009.

Financing an Expansion

There are a number of sources of capital for most business owners who need help financing an expansion. It's just a matter of finding the right fit for your company.

An Introduction to Venture Capital

Venture capital can be an option for certain small businesses, although not all companies are a good fit.

How to Prepare for a Home Purchase in 2010

The housing and mortgage industries took a giant leap backwards last year. Read about what you need to do if you are finally ready to buy the home you've been looking for.

Can't Get A Bank Loan? 8 Other Ways To Finance Your Business

Starting a business can easily become a money pit. So for those of you thinking about launching a new venture, what financing options do you have? Well, there's the possibility