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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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How a Cash Advance Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 31, 2023

Don't have time to wait for loan approval? A cash advance gets you money quickly, but is the steep cost worth it?

Business Loan Terms You Should Know
By Simone Johnson | July 31, 2023

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.

Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | July 31, 2023

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

Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2023

If you are considering debt or equity financing, it is important to know the pros and cons of each.

Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | June 23, 2023

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.

The SBSS Score Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters When Applying for a Loan
By Jamie Johnson | June 22, 2023

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

Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 30, 2023

Angel investors are accredited investors who use their money to help businesses they view as worthwhile. Learn how to find and work with them.

What SMBs Need to Know When Choosing a Small Business Loan
By Mike Berner | May 17, 2023

Read what experts say about obtaining funding for a small business.

Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 17, 2023

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

Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What’s the Difference?
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 17, 2023

Businesses can get a capital infusion via private equity and venture capital funding. Learn the differences between the two to choose the right option.

How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | May 16, 2023

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.

How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor
By Andrew Martins | May 01, 2023

Sole proprietors can use a business credit card to build credit, earn rewards and even out cash flow. Learn how to improve your chances of qualifying.

How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | May 01, 2023

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

How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 19, 2023

Qualifying for a business credit card with bad credit is hard but not impossible. Learn about card options if you have bad credit, such as secured cards.

Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | April 19, 2023

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.

How to Qualify for an Agricultural Loan
By Max Freedman | April 13, 2023

It can be difficult to keep up with the costs associated with running a farm. Low-interest agricultural loans help farmers stay afloat.

Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 13, 2023

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.

What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | April 13, 2023

Find out if lenders consider your business high risk and which financing options are available to you if they do.

What to Do if You Can’t Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 13, 2023

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.

Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | April 07, 2023

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

The Risks Associated With a Personal Guarantee
By Jennifer Post | April 03, 2023

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

What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By Max Freedman | March 23, 2023

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | March 23, 2023

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.

Grants for Felons
By Sean Peek | March 23, 2023

The government and nonprofits provide funds for felons who want to start a business. Here is a list of options, from grants to crowdfunding to loans.

Capital vs. Operating Grants: Which Does Your Business Need?
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 23, 2023

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.

Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 22, 2023

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

How to Find and Attract Business Investors
By Jennifer Dublino | March 22, 2023

Startups often turn to investors to help grow their businesses. Learn how to find a business investor and what to look for.

10 Small Business Grants for Minorities
By Adam Uzialko | March 13, 2023

Business grants help provide free funding to minority business owners. Check out the most updated list of minority business and how to apply.

SBA Loan Forgiveness for PPP, EIDL and 7(a) Loans
By Jamie Johnson | March 13, 2023

Loan forgiveness can differ depending on whether you’re talking about PPP, EIDL or SBA 7(a) loans. Learn the differences between each of these types.

What’s the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
By Skye Schooley | March 13, 2023

Discover the difference between a grant and a business loan and which one is right for your company.