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Small Business Lending Beyond The Bank

June 19, 2013

Small business owners know that banks aren’t always there for them. They often see an opportunity to grow their business that requires cash on hand now — but banks aren’t always willing or able to provide [...]

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4 Banking Tips for New Small Businesses

May 7, 2013

As an entrepreneur, you’re always hustling to get to keep your business successful, so it can be easy to overlook some of the most important elements of your operations. Every small business owner will need [...]

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Corporate Tax Tips for Small Businesses

February 15, 2013

Corporate tax day is fast approaching, so NerdWallet asked expert tax advisors for their ideas.  What should small business owners know about filing corporate taxes?  How can they save money and avoid penalties?  How has [...]

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Tax Credit for Clean Energy Manufacturers

February 7, 2013

The Energy Department announced that $150 million will be available this year in Advanced Energy Manufacturing Tax Credits.  These are available for clean energy and energy efficiency manufacturing projects based in the United States. Established [...]

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Small Business Grant Interview Series: Women Are Gamechangers

February 5, 2013

Just a few months ago, Vernetta R. Freeney won a PeopleFund grant, allowing her to expand her business increase her impact.  PeopleFund is a non-profit that supports female, veteran and minority-owned businesses in Texas. In [...]

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Small Business Grant Interview Series: RonWear Port-able Clothing

January 22, 2013

Looking for a grant for your small business?  NerdWallet is introducing its small business grant interview series.  We will be featuring interviews with small business owners who successfully won a competitive grant.  Learn from their [...]

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Which Mobile Payment Provider Should Your Business Use?

November 13, 2012

Bank of America has recently entered the mobile payment space, competing with startup rivals such as Square and VeriFone with BofA’s Mobile Pay on Demand service.  With so many options, including both startups and larger [...]

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Small Business Loans: Where To Go For Capital

October 15, 2012

Data indicates that businesses are having difficulty obtaining business loans, and this can end the career of an emerging businessperson before it even starts. Successful small business owners told us where they went for capital [...]

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NerdWallet Study: Business Checking Accounts at Banks and Credit Unions

October 10, 2012

There is a plethora of business checking account options, with banks offering up to seven different accounts tailored for various businesses.  NerdWallet aggregated data from 159 business checking accounts across 45 financial institutions and came [...]

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Commercial vs. Self-insured Healthcare Plans

October 9, 2012

Self-insurance plans are exempt from many state insurance regulations, including regulations mandating that insurance policies offer employees an opportunity to design alternative benefits packages, receive some money and benefits from employee wellness programs, receive certain [...]

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