Financing your Business - Legal Aspects
Financing Your Business
- Business Financing FAQ
Some of the most frequently asked questions about raising money for your small business.
- Business Financing Options
Information about forms of business financing for an initial investment or to solve financial problems of companies looking for finance to grow or those that are going through a bad phase financially.
- Financial Assistance - SBA
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides business loan information for borrowers and for prospective lenders.
- Financing & Funding
Explore a variety of funding alternatives, including self-funding, angel funding, venture capital, grants, conventional loans, and special loan programs spsecifically for small businesses.
- Resources to help entrepreneurs plan, start and finance small businesses
- Small Business Guide to Government Grants and Loans
The U.S. government does offer a wide-variety of low-interest loans and venture capital financing programs to help entrepreneurs start and grow their businesses.
- Small Business Loans & Grants
Federal, state and local governments offer a wide range of financing programs to help small businesses start and grow their operations. These programs include low-interest loans, venture capital, and scientific and economic development grants.
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- How Can a Non-Turkish Company Open a Bank Account in Turkey?This article summarizes what should a non-Turkish company should do in order to open a bank account in Turkey. Business has been truly global for years. Nowadays, any company having a computer with an internet connection is theoretically capable of doing business worldwide. In such a world, Turkey, with its strategic geographical position, may instantly become a commercial hub for many companies having no presence in it.
- Law No. 148/2012 on the Legal Framework of Electronic Documents - RomaniaRomania has recently passed into law, Law no. 148/2012 which establishes the legal framework for the issuing of electronic documents (invoices, tax bills, receipts) which will contain data regarding economic operations such as exchange or sale of goods or services. This is a further step to modernise the financial and banking system in Romania. As electronic commerce continues to expand Romania will continue to be at the fore front of this industry.
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