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Finance


KC-connected startup Onward scores exclusive spot in NY fintech lab

A startup with ties to Kansas City recently won a spot in the New York-based Financial Solutions Lab (FinLab). 

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Onward Financial Inc. founder Ronnie Washington graduated from NBKC’s FountainCity Fintech accelerator in December and has continued to do work out of Kansas City.

“It’s really, really exciting,” Washington said about winning the position. “I just received the news on Tuesday, so this week has just been crazy.” (more…)

Smart Strategies: Year-end tax planning

With over 130 new tax provisions, the historic Tax Cuts and Jobs Act offers year-end tax planning opportunities for individuals and businesses. 

It’s a perfect time to double-check whether any of these opportunities are a fit for your situation. (more…)

Smart Strategies: Keys to small business financing

Financing your business can be an integral part of whether you grow. To many business owners, this can be very intimidating, as it is usually not an area of expertise.

In 20-plus years career of putting loans together, I’ve seen many times what a business owner needs to do in preparation for a loan and what kind of lending institutions are there to help. (more…)

6 Tips for a Smoother Tax Season

While you started 2017 with the best of intentions to keep your financial records organized, you may find yourself scrambling to find receipts and other documentation to prepare your tax returns. All too often, it is accounts receivable that presents the greatest challenge. (more…)

Tips for Navigating SBA Financing for Acquisitions

Securing Financing

SBA loans have a reputation for being hard to access, for good reason. They can be particularly tricky to secure if you’re using that capital to acquire a business. If you’ve never gone through the SBA financing process before, it can be confusing. Here are five tips for navigating the complex process of gaining SBA financing for a business acquisition:
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