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By U.S. Small Business Administration [May 21st, 2013]
Exporting can mean big profits to a small business. For all the opportunities exporting provides, however, it can present as many challenges. Financing exports and fear of not being paid are two of the most often cited barriers to trade. As you plan for your trade financing needs, remember to allow enough time for the credit process. To secure the necessary financing, you should prepare thoroughly, following the guidelines suggested in this guide. Your preparedness, along with persistence and commitment, should pay huge dividends. >> MORE
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Your most common questions answered:
- How are bankruptcy proceedings started?
- [March 9th 2008]
- A debtor can voluntarily enter into bankruptcy proceedings, or proceedings can be initiated by the creditors. Proceedings that are initiated by the creditors are referred to as "involuntary bankruptcy."
- Why does it matter in which state a corporation is established?
- [April 13th 2010]
- A corporation is seen as a resident of its state of incorporation, and that state's corporate laws govern the corporation. Delaware is a popular state for incorporation because its corporate laws are especially well-developed and its courts well-versed in corporate law.
- What happens when a business goes into bankruptcy?
- [March 13th 2009]
- There are two types of corporate bankruptcy proceedings: Chapter 7 and Chapter 11. Under Chapter 7 proceedings, a business's or individual's assets are liquidated to pay outstanding debts. Under Chapter 11 proceedings, a corporation's debts are restructured, and the corporation is allowed to continue in business.