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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
BY Adam Uzialko

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter? Read on to find out.

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The Ultimate Guide on How to Get a Business Loan.
BY Sean Peek

When it comes to securing funding for your business, you have a lot of choices. How do you know which one is right for you? This ultimate guide on how to get a business loan will help you choose.

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Got Turned Down for SBA 7(a) or 7(b) Funding? What to Do Now
BY Rapid Finance

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

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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How to Spend Paycheck Protection Program Funds and Obtain Forgiveness
BY Adam Uzialko

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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Key Actions Small Businesses Should Take to Survive COVID-19
BY Tucker Mathis

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

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

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

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

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6 Creative Financing Ideas for Cash-Strapped Startups
BY business.com editorial staff

Consider these alternative funding options if you don't have enough cash to launch your startup.

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Small Business COVID-19 Diaries: Part 2
BY Adam Uzialko

These three small business owners are coping with challenges facing many entrepreneurs due to COVID-19 pandemic. Here are their stories.

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What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
BY business.com editorial staff

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

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7 Alternative Sources of Funding for Your Business During COVID-19
BY Rapid Finance

There are plenty of places to find funding for your business, especially as you try to navigate the coronavirus pandemic. Which alternative sources of funding are right for your business?

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Know Your Worth: 3 Methods for How to Value a Business
BY business.com editorial staff

Knowing how to value your business is a crucial piece of running the company. Learn how to you find an accurate value for your business.

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How to Plan for the Future of Your Business During Coronavirus
BY Adam Uzialko

The pandemic has forced many businesses to close or drastically adapt their business models to survive. Here's how to plan for the future of your business during the COVID-19 pandemic and beyond.

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Top 10 Things to Watch Out for as You Explore 7(a) or 7(b) Loan Funding
BY Rapid Finance

The COVID-19 pandemic prompted the federal government to develop economic relief loan programs. Here's what you need to know about the Paycheck Protection Program and an Economic Injury Disaster Loan.

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How to Start a Business Without Outside Funding
BY Kiely Kuligowski

Shama Patel launched a successful skin care company with no outside funding. Here's how she did it.

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Paycheck Protection Program Receives $310B in New Funding
BY Adam Uzialko

The Paycheck Protection Program, a COVID-19 economic relief program created under the CARES Act, received $310 billion in additional funding.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting the Funds You Need
BY business.com editorial staff

New regulations and fintech are changing the funding landscape.

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Can You Afford to Buy a Franchise?
BY business.com editorial staff

It's possible even on a budget, but you need to know your options and obligations first.