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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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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 26, 2024

These steps will help you get your business loan application approved and secure the funding your business needs.

The SBSS Score Explained: What It Is and Why It Matters When Applying for a Loan
By Jamie Johnson | March 25, 2024

Your SBSS score matters when you're applying for a small business loan. Here's what you need to know.

Types of Business Loans and How to Choose
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 22, 2024

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

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2024
By Mike Berner | March 07, 2024

Many small businesses need funding to get started. Learn about the different financing options to decide which would work best for your small business.

Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | March 06, 2024

Small business grants are basically free money from federal, state or privately funded programs. Learn about small business grants and how to apply.

What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | March 06, 2024

Hard money loans make sense for businesses that need fast capital or can't access other financing, but a payback plan is key for this type of lending.

Business Loan Terms You Should Know
By Simone Johnson | March 06, 2024

When seeking a business loan for your small business, it's important to understand the terms banks use. Learn the most important business loan terms.

The Risks Associated With a Personal Guarantee
By Jennifer Post | February 12, 2024

Many small business loans require the business owner to sign a personal guarantee. Learn about the risks of personally guaranteeing a loan.

What Is a High-Risk Business Loan and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | February 08, 2024

If your company is considered too risky by traditional lenders, a high-risk business loan might offer financing options.

How to Get PPP Loan Forgiveness
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2024

The pandemic’s Paycheck Protection Program offered relief to businesses. Here is what you should know about the loan forgiveness process.

How to Calculate Loan Payments
By Mike Berner | February 01, 2024

When considering accepting a business loan, it's important to develop a repayment plan. Learn about the calculation formula, amortization and more.

Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | January 31, 2024

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.

How to Know an Investor Is Offering You a Good Deal
By Adam Uzialko | January 30, 2024

Before you sell equity, make sure the capital is well worth it. Here's how to spot a good investment deal.

What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By Max Freedman | January 18, 2024

Evaluate these five elements before you move forward with refinancing.

Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | January 18, 2024

If you are considering debt or equity financing, it is important to know the pros and cons of each.

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.

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.

How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | January 03, 2024

A stock purchase agreement outlines the sale of company stock to buyers. Here's how to create a stock purchase agreement, along with a helpful template.

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.

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.

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.

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.

How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 03, 2024

Finding the right sources of funding for your business can be difficult. Learn how to choose the right one for you.

What It Means to Default on a Business Loan and What to Do Next
By Kiely Kuligowski | January 03, 2024

Learn what it means to default on a business loan and what options you have available if this happens to you.

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.

Do You Understand the Fine Print of Your Loan Agreement?
By Siri Hedreen | December 21, 2023

Important information is tucked away in the fine print of a loan agreement. Learn what to look for and what you're agreeing to before you sign it.

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.

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.

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.

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...