Business owners often have a difficult time securing the financing required to start and grow those companies. While some turn to their loved ones and offer investments within their companies, others look for other ways to finance their ideas. Even after launching your own business, you may still need some additional help. Financing can help you cover the paychecks you owe your employees, the bills that keep coming in and even the utilities needed for the daily operations of your business. The best financing options can help you when starting your business or helping it grow.

Invoice Advances

Invoice advances are cash advances that you take out against future goods. With traditional sales methods, you accept payments from customers and deliver goods after receiving those payments. If you experience a faster amount of growth than anticipated and cannot keep up with the demands from your customers, invoice advances can help. Investors essentially give you money that you can use today to pay for those goods with the agreement that the investors can take over your invoices if you cannot pay back the money borrowed.

Microloans

You may find yourself in need of cash to cover your payroll financing, utility bills or another amount that you cannot pay. Some companies will offer you the cash that you need with some form of collateral that you put up such as a piece of property or the rights to sell a product that you offer. You can also cover your payroll with a microloan. A microloan is a smaller loan than you might get when going through a bank or traditional lender. Some sites actually let you seek loans from multiple people and use an online system to pay back your lenders.

SBA Loans

The Small Business Administration is an organization in the United States that offers loan programs for American citizens who own some type of small business. You can request a loan once you open your business or when you need to secure funding in your early days. Instead of giving you a loan, the SBA will secure the loan that you get from a traditional bank or lender. The SBA will essentially agree to cosign on that loan and cover the loan if you default. Even if you have a lower credit score, you may qualify for one of these loan programs.

Crowdfunding

One of the top ways for new companies to get the financing they need is through crowdfunding. You've probably heard about sites like Kickstarter and how individuals received thousands of dollars or more from those sites. When you create a profile, you can upload videos, share details about your business and even include images of your products. Those using the site can donate as little as a few dollars to more than $1,000 to help you reach your financial goals. Several companies used these sites to great success and secured more than $1 million.

Business Grants

The problem with borrowing money from the SBA or taking out a traditional loan is that you must pay back that loan plus the interest charged by the lender. With a business grant, you'll receive money that you can use for start up or operating costs that you do not repay. Though the SBA offers several grants, you'll also find grants available from private sources. Many of these grants are only available to minority business owners, including women and African Americans. Most programs require that you submit an application, a proposal and a full business plan that shows how you will use that grant money.

Presales

Another popular way of securing financing for a new business is with presales. This is especially helpful for those who have a great product but do not yet have enough cash for the manufacturing of those products. You give customers the chance to make a down payment or pay the entire amount of that product with the agreement that you will ship that item as soon as possible. Tesla actually used preorders during its early days and is now a top auto manufacturer. Presales can help you raise the capital needed to get your products in the hands of customers.

Whether you need cash to cover your operating costs, the paychecks of your employees or even the cost of manufacturing your goods, there are a number of financing methods that can help. Consider grants and loans from the Small Business Administration, presales, microloans, crowdfunding and other financing options.

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By Pete | @kingpetey | 03 May 2016

BetVictor , that was formerly known as Victor Chandler is a name associated with gaming in the United Kingdom and many individuals go to their site daily, keen to get the best marketplace for their preferred event.  They are so dominant   in the betting market and are known to give a very good offer to new players. This Betvictor bonus offer comprises a free bet to all new individuals of up to the value of £25 to use on sports betting after they make their very first bet with Betvictor. The value of one’s free bet must match the first bet they place on sports of their choice that are offered on the site. There is no promo code that is required.

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BetVictor has its own terms and conditions which are available on the Betvictor website. The most important of the terms and conditions is that one must make their first bet at least within 30 days after opening their account. Not doing so will lead one to lose their bonuses for all the bets they make. 

Withdrawal of bonuses is not done at any time. The bonuses remain in an account separate from their real balance. Any winnings are transferred immediately to the winners account and can be withdrawn once one has bet four times. Qualifying bets usually receive at least 100% free bet bonus and up to £25 Promo Cash. The stake amount can however not be withdrawn.

BetVictor has other bonuses they offer which include Games, Casino, slots and also Live Casino.

Remodeling your home is a long, tiring, stressful, and often expensive process. I remember growing up, we lived with the same early 1980s appliances, carpet, couches, etc. well into the late 90s simply because it was too much work, required more time than either of my parents could spare, and cost money they’d rather spend on other stuff (probably bills and food now that I look back). These are all things that prevent people from remodeling their homes. My family was comfortable and it wasn’t until we saw our neighbors homes that we realized it was time to remodel. It wasn’t easy and took over a year, but by planning correctly and being smart, we were able to do it on our limited household income. If you want to make some changes here are some things we did that could possibly help you as well.

  1. Make a schedule with prices and priorities.
    If you are doing a full home remodel, there are going to be projects on top of projects. Make a detailed list of everything that needs to be done and put your priorities at the top. For example, it was much more important for my mom to remodel the kitchen before the guest bedroom. The kitchen is also one of the more expensive rooms to remodel, so it’s a great place to start.
  2. Set a date to start the remodel and save everything you can until that date arrives.
    As mentioned above, remodeling is not cheap! It takes some serious saving if you want to update everything. If you have your list of priorities, it’ll give you an idea of your budget and how much you’ll need to spend. Whatever you think you’ll spend, add some more on top for unexpected expenses.
  3. Shop around…. A LOT!!
    When making big purchases like new appliances, carpet and furniture, explore your options. You can get a base point to start with at AO.com. They have great deals from Groupon  on appliances and furnishings to show you what to expect. When you are carpeting, see what kinds of guarantees different companies offer, installation fees, and other incentives that might lower the price in the long run. Remember, these will be there until the next remodel so be sure you like them!

Local web development agency, The Web Orchard, picked up a gold award at the annual Mayor of Shrewsbury’s awards ceremony last night. The current Mayor of Shrewsbury, Councillor Miles Kenny, presented the annual accolades to individuals and businesses which have made a significant contribution to the town during the twelve months of his office.

After previously picking up gold and silver awards for their other business ventures they were presented the gold business award in recognition of The Web Orchard’s enhancement of the economy of Shrewsbury.

Speaking of their award Pete White, Director at The Web Orchard, said, “We’re thrilled to have recognition for the hard work we’ve put into establishing The Web Orchard as one of Shrewsbury’s leading web development agencies.”

Based in Shrewsbury Town Centre, The Web Orchard, complete projects for organisations from all around the world and provide Drupal and WordPress development, managed hosting and marketing services.

Since The Web Orchard’s formation in 2007 the company has worked with a number of clients including the Shropshire Fire & Rescue Service, Original Shrewsbury, Love Shrewsbury and Telford Shopping Centre.

Two Shropshire based companies have recently established links with the Far East after developing a brand new website for one of the only Vespa rental companies in Thailand.

Launched earlier this year VESPOi offers the latest Vespa scooters with GPS in Thailand’s northern capital city, Chiang Mai. With well over 200 Buddhist temples and over 2 million people living in the city, VESPOi believe that the best way to enjoy and explore the busy medieval city is on an iconic Vespa scooter.

A number of accessories are also available for hire with the Vespa scooters, including GoPro cameras with SD cards, Nancy Chandler map packs, and extra helmets for pillion-passengers.

Simon from VESPOi said, “After launching Nam’s Guesthouse earlier this year we wanted to offer something different to visitors to Chiang Mai, so we decided to offer GPS Vespas – something that hasn’t really been done in Thailand before.

“These allow our guests and customers to create their own itinerary, discover whichever part of the city they want at their own pace and never get lost in the complexity of Chiang Mai’s myriad of Sois and bazaars.”

With the summer season fast approaching, VESPOi approached ERUP Creative and The Web Orchard to develop the new website in preparation for visitors to the city. The new website is fully responsive to mobile and tablets, as well as desktop computers, which means users will be able to use the website and book rentals in advance during their travels around Chiang Mai and the rest of Thailand.

Ron Gale, Creative Director at ERUP, said, “When VESPOi first approached us to design their new website I was excited by the challenge of creating new branding and a mobile friendly website for such an exotic location. I think that we’ve been able to achieve the perfect website to suit their new, contemporary brand.”

Peter White, Director at The Web Orchard who worked on the website, said, “We love working with a diverse range of customers – whether they’re from Shrewsbury or from further afield! Our expertise in Drupal gives the perfect combination between usability and ease of website management.”

Simon summed up the final site “Thanks to ERUP and Web Orchard the VESPOi e-commerce site came in on time and on a tight budget.

“Developing an idea into a new e-commerce website or transferring an existing business into an online model takes skill, vision and technical ability. You also need a team that takes time to get under the skin of your idea or business and also your customers. This is what they did from the get go. Once they understood our “pitch”…their ideas just kept flowing.

“The result is a visually appealing e-commerce site that enables our target audience in the UK and Europe to book a holiday rental through our Thai based business using a credit card.

“Together ERUP & Web Orchard worked to deliver a new business for us. We just sit back and watch the bookings come through like magic. I recommend these guys very highly, it was fun as well.”

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