Posts Written by Megan Capobianco

About Megan Capobianco

Megan Capobianco is the Marketing Manager at National Business Capital & Services. Megan is passionate about helping business owners along their journey - providing them with relevant content they can use in their day-to-day operations.

Getting a Small Business Loan: The Simple 6-Step Guide

Owning a small business isn’t easy. If you’re like most small business owners, you’re bouncing between ordering inventory, paying employees, finding new growth opportunities, and keeping customers happy. Do you even have time to think about getting a small business loan? Fortunately, with new technology and funding options available, you can qualify for and receive…

Top 21 Business Practices That Expand Your Customer Base

This post was updated to include even more helpful business practices that expand your customer base! Attracting new customers to your business and retaining them in the long term doesn’t require a mystical formula known only to marketing gurus. A combination of time-tested online and offline tactics executed according to a strategic plan is all…

Getting a Business Line of Credit: The Essential 5-Step Guide

This post was last updated on March 4, 2020 to include even more information about how to get a business line of credit. When your cash flow doesn’t satisfy your business’s expenses, or you have a new opportunity, you need capital. It’s that simple. Finding ways to get capital quickly and easily—instead of an exhausting…

6 Tips to Make Sure Your Deal Closes in Final Underwriting

Operating a business isn’t easy– it takes a vision of success, the right team, and a continued thirst for growth. And at some point, all businesses require funding to shape these dreams into a reality.  Pre-approval for financing is a great indicator that you’ll be able to get the funding you need. Even if you’re…

How to Avoid Business Loan Ripoffs: 5 Things You Must Know

When you’re considering business loan options, it’s easy to get caught up in the benefits of having cash on hand. You’ll finally have capital to pursue your next opportunity. Or, to take on a team of new employees and double your annual sales. But before you embark on this search, it’s also crucial to learn…

5 Easy Ways to Check Your Business Credit Score [Step-By-Step]

Not knowing your business credit score can hold you back. The National Small Business Administration (NSBA) Small Business Access to Capital Study shows business credit is the reason behind 20% of small business loan denials. That means one-fifth of all small business owners are denied the funds they need to purchase equipment, hire employees, invest…

Business Loans for Tax Bills: How to Get Funding for IRS Payments

If you think you pay too much in taxes, then you’re not alone. 52% of small business owners feel the same way. That’s why many small business owners seek funding elsewhere—through business loans for tax bills. For 2016, the IRS estimated that accountants and small business owners spent $147 billion of their time simply complying…

What Do You Need for a Small Business Loan: The Minimum Requirements

For many small businesses, loans are necessities. Only 48% have all the funding they need, and 29% fail due to lack of cash. Although approvals from institutional lenders are on the rise, applying is still a long and detailed process.  But what do you need for a small business loan? Researching the requirements up front…

Business Tax Deductions: How to Use Depreciation to Reduce Your Tax Bill

What business owner doesn’t want to save money on their taxes? You can pay less every year by deprecating your assets. Depreciation can seem confusing, but once you grasp how it works and see the benefit for your bottom line, you’ll be happy spending the extra time on bookkeeping. Follow this guide to better understand…

How to Get Funding for Your Startup Business in 2020

The new year gets the wheels of your entrepreneurial mind turning with fresh, exciting business opportunities. Startup funding can transform these ideas into viable realities. But the question of how to get money for a business startup isn’t always easy to answer. You have to know where to look, and prepare to do the footwork…