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The Strive Financial Guide to Business Loans

The Strive Financial guide to business loans will help brokers and small businesses understand the differences between short-term and long-term business loans – and what should be considered before committing.

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Do you have bad credit and need a short term business loan?

Once upon a time, bad credit meant it was almost impossible to secure a short-term business loan, let alone long-term business financing. But not anymore.

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Are non-bank lender's business loans better for business?

If you think traditional lenders are the only way to source a medium or long term loan for your small business, you might want to think again. Non-bank lending was once a financing outlier.

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Soaring inflation, rising interest rates. Is small business bridging finance your next move?

Interest rates are rising earlier than expected. But it’s not too late to lock in the bridging finance you need to keep your business moving forward.

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It’s almost EOFY – two things you should know you can claim on at tax time

As the country slowly moves into a post-pandemic period, Australian small businesses continue to receive Federal Government support, including the extension to the Instant Asset Write-Off and the Technology Investment Boost.

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What to watch out for when choosing a business loan

With all this talk about rising interest rates, you’d think it was the only thing that matters. But what are the red flags you should be checking when you’re looking for the right business loan.

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How will rising interest rates affect business loans in 2022?

With the market now expecting interest rates to start rising from as early as July 2022, what does this mean for business loans?

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What’s a business bridging loan?

We like to say a bridging loan can ‘help plug the gap’. But it can do so much more for your business. A bridging loan, or bridging finance, is most often associated with home loans and buying a residential property.

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Why a long term business loan is good for business.

If you’ve taken out a long-term business loan, chances are you’ve also got long-term plans for your business.

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A Quick Guide to Medium Term Loans

For businesses looking for finance to solve a particular problem, medium-term loans can be an effective solution. This article takes a look at why medium-term finance is a viable option for businesses, and also importantly why it might not be.

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The risk and reward of financing a cryptocurrency purchase

With bitcoin surging to an all-time high of $70K recently, it’s timely to take a look at how cryptocurrency’s relationship with the financial sector is changing. Here’s what you need to consider when using business loans to invest in cryptocurrency

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Changes To Broker Clawback Regulations a Step In The Right Direction

One Royal Commission and plenty of debate later, the Federal Government has finally released new clawback regulations. We take a quick look at what it means for consumers and brokers.

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5 Reasons why a short-term loan could be right for your business

There’s plenty to consider if your business is considering short term lending. Here are the top reasons short-term lending might be the right solution for your business.

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The Pros and Cons of Long Term Business Loans

Long-term loans can unlock the funds Australian businesses need to grow. But when it comes to choosing the right one, what are the pros and cons you need to consider?

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Why the big banks grip on small business loans is loosening

Cash is king. Nowhere more so than in small business – it enables the purchasing of stock, paying of staff and contractors or even paying debts. It also enables small businesses to invest in new opportunities or innovate – but cash for these businesses can be a little bit chicken and egg. Which comes first?

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Making the most of the Instant Asset Write-off now

UPDATED 7 JUNE 2021: with the EOFY fast approaching, now is the time for small businesses to make the most of the Instant Asset Write Off. Small businesses could realise immediate benefits in acting before June 30, but as always there’s plenty to consider so read on for more information. 

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Be there for your clients when they need you the most

On average 50% of new businesses fail within the first five years. In their time of need, many small businesses will turn to brokers like you for guidance – and your help could get them out of a tight spot. In fact super fast, short-term business finance did just that for one of our clients. 

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5 different tips to keep your business kicking goals

Your business is more than just sales and spreadsheets. You are part of a community and an evolving marketplace. Here are five different tips to keep you sane and your business healthy

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Why Use Short Term Business Finance?

There is a lot of stigma attached to short term lending. And with good reason in some cases. But, the reality is that almost every business at some stage will need access to finance – and that’s not something to be ashamed of. Short term finance can help businesses react to changing situations or take advantage of new opportunities.

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A lot can happen in 24 Hours – Client Story

A recent client needed to borrow $1,000,000 to purchase a property. He would lose the property if he couldn’t settle by Friday. He called us on Thursday morning so we had just 24 hours to close the deal.

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