Month: March 2012

Beat small biz bank loan odds: don’t commingle your credit

As small business owners know, chances of getting a bank loan these days are slim. Banks are rejecting as many as 90 percent of all small business applications. Is there a way to beat the odds? Lena Gjonaj says the best way to position yourself for financing is to avoid the mistake virtually all entrepreneurs […]

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Compliance said to cost more than new e-commerce tax generates

If yours is one of the 10 million small businesses that generated a share of the aggregate $194 billion in sales rung up online in 2011, you’re likely aware that, new this year, the IRS requires merchant- and third-party-payment processors, such as PayPal and Square, to report on form 1099-K any income paid through their […]

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