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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Personal Credit

As a small business owner, it pays to understand the basics of your personal credit report and score, the actions that make your score rise or fall, and the tools that can help you build your credit. If you’re seeking a business loan, a lender’s decision will be strongly influenced by your personal credit and your willingness to personally guarantee the loan. Credit represents your ability to borrow money with the promise to pay it back. Financial institutions are not the only [...]

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Top 3 Benefits of Working with a CPA

Friday, February 16, 2018
Benefits of Working with a CPA

As a business owner, you know that financial management is critical to keeping a pulse on your business’s health. If you’ve hired a bookkeeper to assist with this, then you’re on your way to building a great financial management system. If you want to take it to the next level, it may be time to start searching for a Certified Public Accountant (CPA). CPAs are accounting professionals with a special designation that is earned by passing a certification exam in addition to [...]

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Small Business Stories: Sheila L. Brown

“When you’re building an epic dream, learn every day by doing.” That’s one of the many insights offered to entrepreneurs by Sheila L. Brown, CEO of Vision Multi-Media, owner of radio stations WUFO 1080AM and Power 96.5FM and author of “29 Years of Preparation: A Guide and Blueprint to Success.” As the first—and still only—African American and female owner of a radio station in the Niagara Frontier, Sheila’s advice is invaluable to everyone [...]

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Securing a Small Business Loan

When it comes to small business loans, business owners have a range of options available to them. Determining your business’s financing needs will help you pinpoint the sources of funding that will best serve them. But where should you start? This webinar from our Access to Capital series breaks down what small business owners need to know to decide what loan types and lenders will match their needs. In this webinar you will learn: Five action items to get ready to borrow How [...]

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