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SBA Loan Forgiveness for PPP, EIDL and 7(a) Loans
By Jamie Johnson | November 06, 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.

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4 Marketing Hacks to Help You Attract the Right Investors
By Jennifer Dublino | November 03, 2023

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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You Can Do It: How to Start a Business Without a Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 03, 2023

Debt isn't the only way! Here are alternatives to getting a loan in order to start your business.

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How to Choose the Best Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 02, 2023

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

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
By Dock David Treece | November 02, 2023

A business credit card has distinct advantages, like simplified accounting. Learn how to choose, apply for and qualify for a business credit card.

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Is Your SBA Loan in Default? Forgiveness Is Possible
By Jason Milleisen | November 02, 2023

Defaulting on an SBA loan is serious; you can face bank levies, wage garnishment and foreclosure. But some cases allow forgiveness. Learn if you qualify.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | November 02, 2023

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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Types of Fast Business Loans
By Max Freedman | November 02, 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.

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What Happens if You Can’t Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 02, 2023

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

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What to Do if You Can’t Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 01, 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.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 01, 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.

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Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 01, 2023

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

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Small Business Guide to Alternative Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 01, 2023

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

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Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | October 30, 2023

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

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Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 30, 2023

Business loans can be difficult to secure if you have bad credit. Here are financing options for businesses with poor credit history.

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Biz2Credit Review and Rates
By Mike Berner | October 05, 2023

Biz2Credit is an online marketplace for small business funding. The company connects small businesses in need of funding with lenders. It can help small businesses obtain a variety of loans,...

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Accion Review
By Mike Berner | September 14, 2023

Accion is a small business microloan lender. The company provides two types of loans: one for established businesses and one for startups. Loan types, amounts and requirements vary by state. Each...

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Fundbox Business Loan Review and Rates
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

Fundbox offers business owners a way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices. There are no approval processes, forms to fill out, phone calls to make or...

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PayPal Business Loans Review
By Matt D’Angelo | September 13, 2023

PayPal offers both term loans and working capital loans to small businesses with a PayPal Business account.

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OnDeck Review
By Matt D’Angelo | September 13, 2023

OnDeck offers a non-bank alternative to getting loans and lines of credit for small businesses.

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Noble Funding Review
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

Noble Funding provides loans to businesses beginning at a minimum amount of $50,000. It's a reputable company that has provided and organized more than $400 million in loans for small businesses, and...

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Fora Financial Review
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

Fora Financial offers working capital loans for small businesses. Loans range from $5,000 to $500,000. This merchant cash advance company extends its offers to small businesses that have been in...

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Crest Capital Business Loan and Financing Review
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

Crest Capital is an equipment financing company for small businesses, offering funding from $5,000 to over $500,000. You can finance equipment from another vendor or partner with one of Crest's...

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Balboa Capital Business Loan Review
By Mike Berner | September 13, 2023

Balboa Capital is an alternative lender that provides loans for small and midsize businesses. Small business owners can choose from several different types of loans, including standard small business...

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 31, 2023

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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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 31, 2023

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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.