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How FinTechs Are Changing Small Business Lending Amid the Pandemic
By Chris Porteous | August 19, 2020

The small business lending space won't go back to its pre-pandemic configuration because a bumper crop of new highly-skilled fintech innovators are bringing new approaches to lending to the market.

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What's the Difference Between a Grant and Business Loan?
By Skye Schooley | August 18, 2020

Learn whether a business grant or business loan is better for your business.

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3 Steps to Attract the Next Generation of Investors With Social Responsibility
By Brady Fletcher | August 13, 2020

COVID-19 brought CSR to the fore, and the increased consumer interest in it will remain. To capitalize on this, businesses must be transparent to investors and report on metrics tied to social good.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 5
By Adam Uzialko | August 04, 2020

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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What You Need to Know Before Pitching a Product Idea to Investors
By Dima Venglinski | July 31, 2020

Follow these proven strategies to create a successful investment pitch deck – with recommendations on how to avoid missteps when introducing an idea to a funding organization or angel investor.

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10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020
By Adam Uzialko | July 24, 2020

There are many grants available for minority-owned businesses. Find out how you can take advantage of these grant programs to start or grow your business.

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Adam Uzialko | July 21, 2020

Learn how to better position yourself to secure funding to start or grow your business.

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | July 20, 2020

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.

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Will Paying off My Debt Improve My Business Credit Score?
By Sean Peek | July 10, 2020

Your personal and business credit scores can impact your company's financial future.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
By Adam Uzialko | July 06, 2020

The Paycheck Protection Program is an element of the CARES Act, a $2 trillion stimulus package passed in March. How will it help small businesses weather the coronavirus pandemic?

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Top Small Business Grants of 2020
By Simone Johnson | July 03, 2020

Looking for a business grant? Find out which grant programs can help you grow your business.

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SBA 7(a) Loans: Program Details, and How to Apply
By Dock David Treece | July 01, 2020

SBA 7(a) loans are popular options for small businesses that need financing but struggle to secure funding through conventional lenders. Here's what you need to know about an SBA 7(a) loan.

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Rise of Click-and-Collect Options Presents Incredible Opportunities and Challenges
By Monica Eaton-Cardone | June 29, 2020

Contactless payments have recently grown in popularity, and it's important that we examine the long-term effect this might have on the market.

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Should I Start My Own Business During Retirement?
By business.com editorial staff | June 26, 2020

Retirement doesn't always mean not working. Sometimes, it means pursuing entrepreneurship.

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SBA 504 Loans: Program Details and How to Apply
By Dock David Treece | June 26, 2020

The SBA 504 Loan Program is intended to spur economic development. Learn more about SBA 504 loans and how to apply for funding.

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | June 24, 2020

Hard money loans are based on the value of real estate or another asset, rather than credit score or debt-to-income ratio. Is this the right type of financing for your business?

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Paycheck Protection Program Forgiveness: New Guidance Released by SBA
By Adam Uzialko | June 22, 2020

The SBA extended the deadline for businesses to return their Paycheck Protection Program loans to May 18. Here's what to know about returning your funds.

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Will There Be a Second Stimulus Check? What Is the HEROES Act?
By Adam Uzialko | June 19, 2020

The HEROES Act, a $3 trillion spending bill intended to further address the economic impact of COVID-19, includes a second check for individual taxpayers. But it has to pass the Senate first.

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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | June 18, 2020

Learn about high-risk business loans and potential financing alternatives.

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How to Attract Investors During a Crisis
By Howard Goldstein | June 15, 2020

If you have been turned down by banks for funding, it is critical to ensure you take the steps needed to make your business investor-friendly.

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Buying a Business: The Pros and Cons of Seller Financing
By business.com editorial staff | June 12, 2020

Buying a business through seller financing is an overlooked option. How does it work? How do both parties get a good deal?

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 4
By Adam Uzialko | June 12, 2020

COVID-19 upended economic activity and disrupted small business owners' lives. Here are stories from real entrepreneurs about how the novel coronavirus pandemic is impacting them.

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7 Quick Tips for Negotiating a Business Lease
By business.com editorial staff | June 10, 2020

Get the office of your dreams within your budget.

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Got Turned Down for SBA 7(a) or 7(b) Funding? What to Do Now
By Rapid Finance | May 21, 2020

If you were unable to secure an SBA loan to keep your business afloat during COVID-19, you have other options. Here's what to do if you were turned down for an SBA loan.

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How to Finance Business Expenses Not Covered by SBA Loans
By Rapid Finance | May 20, 2020

The response to COVID-19 led to the development of SBA loan programs, but they only cover certain expenses. Here's how to finance your remaining expenses not covered by the SBA loans.

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Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
By Tucker Mathis | May 15, 2020

Take steps to preserve your cash and access, expand online sales pathways, and cultivate customer relationships to survive a financial crisis.

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Startup Funding From Friends and Family: Best or Worst Idea Ever?
By business.com editorial staff | May 14, 2020

There is a right way to ask for financial help for your startup from friends and family.

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Supply Chain Finance or Invoice Factoring: Which Is Better for Managing Cash Flow?
By Anne MacRae | May 14, 2020

Is supply chain finance right for your business, or would invoice factoring suit it better? Here's what you need to know about both types of financing.

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Tips on Getting a Business Loan If You Have Bad Credit
By Chad Otar | May 12, 2020

Don't let bad credit hold you back from obtaining funding for your business.