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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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What SMBs Need to Know When Choosing a Small Business Loan
By Mike Berner | January 03, 2024

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

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What’s the Difference Between a Grant and a Business Loan?
By Skye Schooley | January 03, 2024

Learn whether a grant or loan is better for your business, the different types of each, how to choose between them and the best loan providers.

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Grants for Felons
By Sean Peek | January 03, 2024

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.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | January 03, 2024

Applying for a business loan can seem like a daunting task, but following these steps can help you apply and get approved.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | January 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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The Best Business Grants for Women
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 03, 2024

Women-run businesses make up nearly half of all businesses, yet they're far behind in business funding. Learn about grants for women entrepreneurs to help close the gap.

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Should You Use a Business Credit or Debit Card?
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 21, 2023

Discover which is best for your business – a business debit card or a credit card.

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Pros and Cons of Merchant Cash Advance Loans
By Max Freedman | December 12, 2023

Considering a merchant cash advance for your business? Before accepting one, learn the pros and cons.

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working ?
By Max Freedman | November 10, 2023

Merchant cash advances and working capital loans are financing tools for business owners who need fast cash. Learn how they differ and their pros and cons.

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How a Cash Advance Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 10, 2023

Cash advances are short-term loans that don't need an application or credit check, but they aren't always a good option. Learn cash advance pros and cons.

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Truist Loan Review and Rates
By Mike Berner | November 08, 2023

Truist is a traditional bank lender resulting from the merger of SunTrust Bank and BB&T Bank in late 2019. The company provides a variety of small business financing options, including U.S. Small...

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SBG Funding Review
By Mike Berner | November 08, 2023

Smart Business Growth (SBG) Funding prides itself on helping small businesses by making the loan application process easier. From a quick application process and minimal paperwork to fast funding,...

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Rapid Finance Review
By Mike Berner | November 08, 2023

Rapid Finance bills itself as a company offering fast and easy small business loans. The company lends to small businesses in any industry, as long as the business has shown signs of profitability...

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10 Small Business Grants for Minorities
By Adam Uzialko | November 07, 2023

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

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How to Self-Fund Your Business
By Sean Peek | November 06, 2023

While self-funding a business is difficult, it isn’t impossible. Here are important tips for entrepreneurs considering the idea.

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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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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 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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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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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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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.

Review
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...