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Everything you need to know about funding for your business from SBA Loans and commercial real estate loans, to finding investors.

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Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 09, 2024

Here's a look at seven questions lenders ask small business borrowers and the reason for each one.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2024
By Mike Berner | July 03, 2024

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | July 03, 2024

When your small business needs a funding source, you may consider a loan or try crowdfunding. Learn how to choose the right option for your business.

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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 27, 2024

Your business credit score is related to but separate from your personal credit score. Learn what a business credit score is and why it matters.

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 21, 2024

Alternative lenders offer more flexible terms and faster approval and funding than traditional banks. Discover more about alternative loans.

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Types of Business Loans and How to Choose
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

Learn how to choose the best business loan for your unique business.

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Unsecured Small Business Loans for Startups From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

Every new business needs capital, but starting out with a large amount of debt can be a burden. Here's a rundown of small loan options to consider.

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Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | June 06, 2024

Need a small business loan with low interest rates? Learn about the government loans available to entrepreneurs.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

These steps will help you get your business loan application approved and secure the funding your business needs.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Donna Fuscaldo | June 06, 2024

Finding the right sources of funding for your business can be difficult. Learn how to choose the right one for you.

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4 Marketing Hacks to Help You Attract the Right Investors
By Jennifer Dublino | May 15, 2024

Marketing strategy is a crucial aspect of landing investors. Use your marketing skills to identify, message and pitch potential business investors.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Affect Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Jennifer Dublino | May 01, 2024

From tighter lending criteria to the rise of payment processors, many changes are underway in small business lending.

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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | May 01, 2024

Find out which fast lending methods you can choose from when you need a business loan and what you need in order to apply.

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Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 01, 2024

Capital and operating grants are two different ways to fund your business. Here's what you need to know before applying for a business grant.

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Is a Line of Credit or a Term Loan Better For Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 23, 2024

You need to know which type of loan is best for your small business's situation. Learn the difference between term loans and lines of credit.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | April 15, 2024

Most entrepreneurs turn to small business loans when seeking startup cash, but there are other ways to raise working capital for a store. Learn more here.

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Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | April 15, 2024

Important information is tucked away in the fine print of a loan agreement. Learn what to look for and what you're agreeing to before you sign it.

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What to Do If You Can’t Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 11, 2024

Here's what to do if you can't get a business loan, and why being turned away isn't the end of the world.

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How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | April 04, 2024

A stock purchase agreement outlines the sale of company stock to buyers. Here's how to create a stock purchase agreement, along with a helpful template.

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What It Means to Default on a Business Loan and What to Do Next
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 04, 2024

Learn what it means to default on a business loan and what options you have available if this happens to you.

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What Happens If You Can’t Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 28, 2024

Learn what happens when you can't pay back your small business loan from the SBA.

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The SBSS Score Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters When Applying for a Loan
By Jamie Johnson | March 25, 2024

Your SBSS score matters when you're applying for a small business loan. Here's what you need to know.

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Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | March 06, 2024

Small business grants are basically free money from federal, state or privately funded programs. Learn about small business grants and how to apply.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | March 06, 2024

Hard money loans make sense for businesses that need fast capital or can't access other financing, but a payback plan is key for this type of lending.

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Business Loan Terms You Should Know
By Simone Johnson | March 06, 2024

When seeking a business loan for your small business, it's important to understand the terms banks use. Learn the most important business loan terms.

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The Risks Associated With a Personal Guarantee
By Jennifer Post | February 12, 2024

Many small business loans require the business owner to sign a personal guarantee. Learn about the risks of personally guaranteeing a loan.

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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | February 08, 2024

If your company is considered too risky by traditional lenders, a high-risk business loan might offer financing options.

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How to Get PPP Loan Forgiveness
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2024

The pandemic’s Paycheck Protection Program offered relief to businesses. Here is what you should know about the loan forgiveness process.

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How to Calculate Loan Payments
By Mike Berner | February 01, 2024

When considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Learn about the calculation formula, amortization and more.

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | January 31, 2024

There's more to a loan than paying your monthly installment. Look for these hidden terms and fees a lender might include in a loan agreement.