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Getting Started With a Loan From the Small Business Administration

What it is: These are U. S. government-backed term loans that are available at most banks and commercial lending institutions In any given year, the SBA can guarantee tens of billions of dollars-worth of loans that support tens of thousands of small businesses. The SBA’s primary lending program -- the 7(a) Loan Program -- guarantees as much as 85 percent of loans up to $150,000 and 75 percent of loans of more than $150,000. The maximum loan amount is $5 million. Loan terms can last up to 25 years for real estate, up to 10 years for equipment (as long as the equipment is likely to stay useful during that time) and usually up to seven years for working capital.

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Top Small Business Grants for Women

Starting a business can be very exciting but also time consuming and somewhat intimidating. One of the hardest things to determine when you start a new business if your budget and how you will fund your venture. Business loans are always available, but if you prefer not to take on any additional debt, you may want to look into grants. Not everyone will qualify for a small business grant, but there are quite a few opportunities available to women through federal, state, local, and private organizations. Let’s take a look at some of your options: Federal Grants Grants.

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Income Tax Preparation and Small Business Services

There’s a good reason why small business owners and executives in Northeast Wisconsin trust Kostecke CPA with their tax preparation… Who stands withyouwhen the IRS wants to chat? Kostecke Does I ncome tax preparation in the United States was a fairly simple thing to do once upon a time. But things have changed. Today tax preparers are all different. Some emphasize their firm size and history, some talk about their credentials and experience, and yet others promise you the lowest price for their tax and accounting services. How does one choose the best tax preparer for an individual, business, nonprofit, or trust tax return? Think of the following as yourtax professional checklistwhen searching for your next tax return preparer: Qualifications are important.

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