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How Businesses Can Evolve Their Financial Structure Post COVID-19
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By James Henry, Fintech Contributor on July 21, 2020

The COVID-19 outbreak has wreaked financial havoc around the globe, leaving many business owners struggling in its wake. According to the National Federation of Independent Business (NFIB), as of March 30th—still early in the crisis—92% of small businesses said they had suffered negative effects as a result of the pandemic. Just 5% of small-business owners said they had experienced no effects at all.

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5 Tips to Help Businesses Leverage Their Online Presence
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By Bailey Patton Brackin on May 28, 2020

As the US and countries across the world start to ease COVID-19 stay at home orders, government officials have cautioned that the transition back to “normal” will be slow. So while retail and other brick and mortar stores start to open, small business owners should still be prepared for lower than usual traffic. One way to ease the pain? Focus on your online strategy. 

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How Small Businesses Transition to the New Normal
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By Bailey Patton Brackin on May 21, 2020

The last few months have been all about survival. Small businesses across the country have been in crisis mode, scrambling to stabilize and stay afloat amid COVID-19. But we are slowly starting to see signs of transition – Payment Protection Program (PPP) loans are being distributed, states are starting to reopen, and many nonessential employees are headed back to work.

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The CARES Act and Federal COVID-19 Small Business Stimulus Funding Aid
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The CARES Act and Federal COVID-19 Small Business Stimulus Funding Aid:

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CARES Act Paycheck Protection Program FAQ
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By StreetShares on March 27, 2020

On March 27, 2020, Congress passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security Act of 2020 (CARES Act).  We answer your most pressing questions here. We will continue to update this page as more information becomes available.

 

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The Blended Retirement System: 2018 Military Retirement Changes
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By Virginia Newell on March 28, 2019

Military retirement changes are happening for many of our nation’s service members in the form of a new, blended retirement system. Anyone who joined the military after January 1, 2018 was automatically enrolled in the Blended Retirement System (BRS), so it’s important to understand exactly what it is and how it might impact you.

 Click here to download our guide to military retirement: Blended Retirement  System

Why Did Military Retirement Benefits Change?

According to the DoD, only about 19 percent of active duty members and 14 percent of reserve members actually hit the 20-year service mark previously required to receive retirement benefits from the military – about 1/6 of our military population.

To alleviate this problem, the Department of Defense rolled out the Blended Retirement System to serve the remaining 80 percent of service members left without military retirement benefits. The goal of the BRS is to offer a retirement system that aligns more closely with a civilian 401(k) plan, as well as to offer military benefits for those who serve their country in uniform, but not for a full 20-year career. While these new military retirement changes  are designed to save the government money, many benefits are available for military members who understand the new system. It’s perfect for veterans who want to build their savings for retirement, those who may be seeking to open a small business, or those who want to become a certified, veteran-owned, small business government contractor.

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A Guide To Understanding Typical Small Business Loan Terms & Rates
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By Thomas Moody II, Head of Marketing on March 25, 2019

 

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5 Tips to Getting a Small Business Loan Without Collateral
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By Thomas Moody II, Head of Marketing on March 18, 2019

Understanding Business Loans Without Collateral

If you’re a new small business owner requiring a loan to get your business off the ground and where it needs to be financially, but you haven’t accumulated collateral to borrow against in the event that your business suffers a downfall, you may find yourself in a situation where getting a small business loan without collateral seems nearly impossible.

Starting a business with no money and no collateral to secure a business loan can be tough. However, there are ways around getting a business loan without collateral by implementing the following tips. With so many lending options available for small businesses to grow and flourish, you can easily get your business on its feet.

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Understanding Average Small Business Loan Interest Rates
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By Thomas Moody II, Head of Marketing on March 15, 2019

What Is The Average Interest On a Small Business Loan?

In an ideal world, you’d be able to determine the exact average small business loan interest rate in order to scope whether a financial institution is taking you for a ride or being extremely generous. Unfortunately, there is no such thing as one specific average interest on a small business loan or even an average SBA loan interest rate due to many contributing factors.

Factors Affecting Your Small Business Loan Rate:

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What You Need to Know about Getting a Small Business Loan in 2019
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The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the official opinions, policies, or positions of StreetShares or any of its affiliates.

One of the biggest challenges of running a small business is raising the money that you need to grow your business. As a result, most business owners rely on small business loans to fund their daily business operations during the growth period.

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