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4 Ways to Market Your Small Business on a Tight Budget

4 Ways to Market Your Small Business on a Tight Budget

People tend to think about the big budgets involved when thinking of marketing projects. So when company budget is tight, marketing might be the first expense you want to cut. But stop right there! Just because you have a small budget, it doesn’t mean you can’t create a powerful marketing …

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4 Reasons Why SMEs Should Consider Invoice Financing

4 Reasons Why SMEs Should Consider Invoice Financing

You are happy. Your sales are rocketing. But weirdly enough, you’re running out of cash. It’s becoming hard for you to maintain a positive cash flow. What has happened? Chances are, you’ve sent invoices to your customers for all the products you’ve sold and all the projects you’ve completed. But …

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Crowdfunding vs P2P Lending: What’s Right for My Business?

Crowdfunding vs P2P Lending: What’s Right for My Business?

Crowdfunding vs P2P Lending? As crowdfunding and peer-to-peer (P2P) lending gain momentum in the financial world, business owners are seeing them as attractive alternative solutions for financing. These two business models, products of the 2000s, are ground-breaking ways to raise capital for your business. However, the answer on which model …

Got Your Business Loan Approved? Here are 4 Tips for Better Loan Management.

4 Tips for Better Loan Management.

Raising working capital is a challenge and many businesses have dealt with loan rejections, so congratulations on getting your business loan approved! Your newly acquired funds will no doubt help you reach your business goals. The loan application process may have ended, but this is just the beginning of your …

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5 Steps to Optimize Your Chance for SME Financing Approval

Optimize Your Chance for SME Financing Approval

SMEs need sufficient working capital for business development. However, gaining more capital is not never easy, especially if you were thinking of applying for a loan. The best advice we can give is “prepare well.” Here are some steps that will help boost your chance for SME financing approval. Build …

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How Healthy Is Your Small Business?

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Managing a small business is tricky. Failure to properly determine your financial condition could severely hurt your business. As a business owner, you therefore need to proactively check whether your business is healthy or not. Here are some signs to look out for when you are evaluating the health of …

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A Short Guide to FinTech in Singapore

A Short Guide to FinTech in Singapore

Despite being a relatively new sector, Financial Technology or FinTech continues to gain a foothold in many countries and has become more and more popular. Singapore is not immune to FinTech’s charms and innovations. As an alternative to traditional financial institutions, FinTech can provide efficient and practical solutions for financial …

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The 5 Advantages of Invoice Financing

Advantages of Invoice Financing

Maintaining positive cash flow is a challenge for many businesses, especially SMEs. While invoice financing happens to be a great loan option for SMEs, the concept is still unknown to many. Invoice financing is a funding method that allows businesses to essentially trade their unpaid invoices for a quick loan that …

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Peer-to-Peer Lending: An Alternative SME Financing Source

Peer-to-Peer Lending: An Alternative SME Financing Source

An SME needs working capital to grow bigger. According to a Visa and Deloitte Digital SME Banking Study, about six in 10 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Singapore rely on bank loans for financing, leaving the other four in 10 unserved by financial institutions. There is therefore a pressing demand …

The SME Funding Gap in Southeast Asia

The SME Funding Gap in Southeast Asia

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Southeast Asia region still have difficulty gaining access to financing. Even though SMEs play a critical role in the economy of nearly all ASEAN countries, they still struggle to get capital loans from traditional financial institutions and banks. The lack of credit facility …