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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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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 01, 2022

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

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2022
By Simone Johnson | April 26, 2022

Business.com has compared factoring services and selected the best ones for small businesses. Compare company services and fees to make your buying decisions easier.

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Financing Your Retail Store
By Julie Thompson | March 02, 2022

There are many options available when you need capital to open your retail store. 

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How to Know an Investor Is Offering You a Good Deal
By Adam Uzialko | February 16, 2022

Finding a business investor is tough. But once you do, how can you be sure you're really getting a good investment deal?

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How to Properly Use a Credit Card to Finance Your Small Business
By Ruth Hoffmann | February 16, 2022

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.

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Unsecured vs. Secured Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | February 16, 2022

Before you take out a business loan, you need to understand the difference between secured and unsecured loans so you can choose the best option for your business.

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10 Small Business Grants for Minorities in 2020
By Adam Uzialko | February 15, 2022

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 PPP Loan Forgiveness
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Paycheck Protection Program loans are coming due, but you don't have to worry about paying it back if you apply for forgiveness.

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The Roadmap to Peer-to-Peer Lending
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Thinking about borrowing from a P2P lender? Find out which ones are right for you.

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What Is the Paycheck Protection Program, and How Can It Help Small Businesses During COVID-19?
By Adam Uzialko | February 15, 2022

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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9 Money-Saving Ideas for Your Newly Funded Business
By Howard Goldstein | February 15, 2022

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

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What Are Merchant Cash Advances and Working Capital Loans?
By Max Freedman | February 15, 2022

Should you consider a merchant cash advance or working capital loan to alleviate your cash flow problems? Or would that make things worse?

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How to Get a Business Loan: Ultimate Guide
By Sean Peek | February 15, 2022

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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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
By Dock David Treece | February 15, 2022

Need a business credit card? Find out what you'll need to qualify for one and how to apply.

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How to Find Investors for Your Startup
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

Finding the right investors can be challenging but can also yield tremendous rewards.

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How to Apply (and Get Approved) for a Business Loan
By Adam Uzialko | February 15, 2022

Many businesses need loans to launch or grow. This guide will help you apply for a business loan and improve your chances of approval.

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Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

If your small business is in need of capital, angel investors are an option you can turn to for funding. Here's everything you need to know about finding an angel investor.

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Ways to Fund Your Startup Without Losing Equity
By Janet Gershen-Siegel | February 15, 2022

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

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How Business Bootstrapping Works
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 15, 2022

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

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Debt vs. Equity Financing
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2022

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

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Debt or Equity? Determine the Right Capital Mix for Your Business
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

Here is how to find the right debt-to-equity ratio for your business.

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Business Loans You Can Get With Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

If you have a bad credit score and need a business loan, these financing options could help you secure the funding you need.

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | February 14, 2022

When you're getting a business off the ground, business loans and crowdfunding are two ways to get a cash influx.

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

SBA and alternative loans are two very different ways to fund your business.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card as a Sole Proprietor
By Andrew Martins | February 14, 2022

If you're a sole proprietor, here's a step-by-step guide on how you can obtain a business credit card.

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How to Qualify for an Agricultural Loan
By Max Freedman | February 14, 2022

Start or expand a farm with agricultural land financing.

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Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

Grants are a great way to fund a startup or help your small business grow. Here are some specifically for women entrepreneurs.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 14, 2022

There are many types of business loans. Here's how to choose the right one for you.

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3 Tips for Building an Investor-Ready Franchise Business
By Howard Goldstein | February 14, 2022

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