business.com receives compensation from some of the companies listed on this page. Advertising Disclosure

Home

Funding

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

Presented by in Partnership with
SBG Funding

Latest: Advice, Tips and Resources

Article
Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | February 03, 2021

Construction businesses demand significant overhead for labor and materials. Funding them can be difficult, but these loan options and financing products make it easier.

Article
Everything You Need to Know About Installment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 03, 2021

Installment loans are a viable funding option for many small businesses. Before you take one out, check out our guide.

Article
Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What's the Difference?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2021

Private equity and venture capital funding are both considered alternative investments, but there are significant differences between the two.

Article
Sponsored Content
Why Working Capital Is Key to Economic Recovery
By Nicole Fallon | February 02, 2021

Increased working capital for hard-hit small businesses will allow them to rebuild and flourish, thereby boosting overall economic recovery.

Article
How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

Qualifying for a business credit card if you have bad credit is difficult but not impossible. You may have to start with a secured card.

Article
The Benefits of Working With the SBA
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

From access to capital to education and counseling, the Small Business Administration has a lot to offer small business owners.

Article
Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

Article
Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

Article
What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2021

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

Article
Is Your SBA Loan in Default? Forgiveness Is Possible
By Jason Milleisen | January 27, 2021

Learn about the SBA's offer in compromise process, including who is eligible and important do's and don'ts for handling SBA default.

Article
10 Must-Know Facts About the SBA Offer in Compromise
By Jason Milleisen | January 26, 2021

Learn the important facts that every borrower and personal guarantor needs to understand if they hope to succeed with an SBA offer in compromise following an SBA loan default.

Article
The Post-PPP Tax Realities You Should Know
By Andrew Martins | January 26, 2021

If your business received money through the Paycheck Protection Program, your tax situation for 2020 will be different from previous years.

Article
SBA Loan Default? 9 Ways to Turn Your Business Around
By Jason Milleisen | January 21, 2021

Here are nine suggestions to help you turn around your business if you're struggling with SBA loan default.

Article
9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 18, 2021

These money-saving tips will help your small business run efficiently and profitably.

Article
PPP Round 2: How Much, and How to Have It Forgiven
By Eric Leopardi | January 18, 2021

The Paycheck Protection Program is open for a new round of funding. See if you qualify, how to apply for forgiveness, and what you can use the loan to cover.

Article
How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 18, 2021

Don't want to take on debt or give up control of your new business? Here's how to bootstrap your enterprise instead.

Article
Is Asset-Based Lending Right for Your Business?
By Matthew G. | January 13, 2021

You can use your assets for a business loan to increase your available capital.

Article
How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | January 13, 2021

Credit cards can be an effective way to fund your small business if you pay off your balance each month and take advantage of the many perks available to you.

Article
3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | January 08, 2021

You can do these things in advance to make your business investment-worthy.

Article
Why Businesses Should Consider a Merchant Cash Advance
By Chad Otar | January 07, 2021

A merchant cash advance can be a valuable tool for small businesses with outstanding invoices.

Article
How to Build a Digital Product Ready for Angel/VC Funding Amid the Recession
By Dima Venglinski | December 31, 2020

Entering the market with a new product is not easy. However, it's still worth attempting regardless of challenging market conditions. This guide can help you navigate this process more easily.

Article
Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | December 31, 2020

Startup business owners need operating capital, but many options involve giving up ownership in the business. It doesn't have to be this way.

Article
New Round of Paycheck Protection Program Loans Coming: What You Need to Know
By Adam Uzialko | December 30, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program has been revamped and funded under the $900 billion coronavirus stimulus bill that President Trump signed on Dec. 27.

Article
Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | December 28, 2020

Wait! Before you sign a loan agreement, you need to read the fine print and make sure you understand what you're agreeing to. Here's what to look out for.

Article
What to Do if You Can't Get a Business Loan
By Chris Porteous | December 23, 2020

There are some key steps you should take if your business needs an influx of cash and you can't get a loan.

Article
The Next COVID-19 Stimulus Package: How You Can Take Advantage of It
By Adam Uzialko | December 22, 2020

The second round of COVID-19 stimulus includes long-awaited support for both individuals and small businesses.

Article
Business Loan Terms You Should Know
By Simone Johnson | December 17, 2020

Here are the business loan terms you should know before you apply for funding.

Article
How to Raise Equity
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2020

Raising equity is an appealing funding option for many startups.

Article
Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | December 17, 2020

Debt and equity financing are two sources of capital you can consider when raising money for your startup.

Article
Business Loan Applications: The Five C's That Credit Lenders Look For
By Jake Eisenberg | December 09, 2020

Many companies need to apply for outside financing for one reason or another – be it keeping up with daily expenses, updating equipment or using it something bigger, like expansion.