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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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Government Assistance for Entrepreneurs: How to Qualify for Government Grants
By Jamie Johnson | July 20, 2021

Improve your odds of receiving a government grant for small businesses.

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2021
By Donna Fuscaldo | July 13, 2021

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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How to Qualify for an Agricultural Loan
By Max Freedman | July 12, 2021

Start or expand a farm with agricultural land financing.

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The Best Business Grants for Women in 2021
By Kiely Kuligowski | May 20, 2021

Women are still far behind in business funding. Here are some of the best business grants for women in 2021 that can help close the gap.

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Why Term Loans Are a Favorite Among Small Businesses
By Donna Fuscaldo | April 21, 2021

Term loans are a popular funding tool thanks to their fixed payments and low interest rates.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card
By Dock David Treece | April 19, 2021

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

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How a Bridge Loan Can Hold Your Business Over
By Dock David Treece | April 06, 2021

Bridge loans are a form of short-term funding intended to help your business buy assets or complete projects.

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Resources for Veteran-Owned Businesses
By Chad Brooks | March 09, 2021

For veterans who are starting a business, there are dozens of resources to help with funding, mentoring and becoming a government contractor.

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Guide to Choosing a Business Equipment Loan
By Julie Thompson | March 09, 2021

Need financing for business equipment? Here's what you need to know about choosing a business equipment loan.

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Should You Use a Business Credit or Debit Card?
By Donna Fuscaldo | March 02, 2021

Should you use a business credit card or debit card? The answer depends on a few factors. Here's what you need to know about both types of payment cards for business owners.

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Should You Take Out a Personal Loan for Your Business?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Taking out a personal loan is one way to bankroll your business, but it does involve some risk.

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How Do Nonrecourse Loans Work?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 16, 2021

Nonrecourse loans aren't popular for businesses, but they're a way to borrow money for a long-term project without a personal guarantee.

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How to Structure a Stock Purchase Agreement (Template)
By Max Freedman | February 10, 2021

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.

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Everything You Need to Know About Angel Investors
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 05, 2021

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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4 Tips to Help You Secure Funding From International Investors
By Howard Goldstein | February 05, 2021

International investors present a big opportunity for startups in need of capital.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2021
By Simone Johnson | February 03, 2021

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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Beyond the Paycheck Protection Program: Loans to Supplement PPP Funding
By Nicole Fallon | February 03, 2021

A PPP loan can help struggling businesses, but it's not the only option if you need more of a financial boost.

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Financing Your Construction Business
By Karina Fabian | February 03, 2021

Construction businesses demand significant overhead for labor and materials. Funding them can be difficult, but these loan options and financing products make it easier.

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Everything You Need to Know About Installment Loans
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 03, 2021

Installment loans are a viable funding option for many small businesses. Before you take one out, check out our guide.

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Private Equity vs. Venture Capital: What's the Difference?
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 02, 2021

Private equity and venture capital funding are both considered alternative investments, but there are significant differences between the two.

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Why Working Capital Is Key to Economic Recovery
By Nicole Fallon | February 02, 2021

Increased working capital for hard-hit small businesses will allow them to rebuild and flourish, thereby boosting overall economic recovery.

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How to Apply for a Business Credit Card if You Have Bad Credit
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

Qualifying for a business credit card if you have bad credit is difficult but not impossible. You may have to start with a secured card.

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The Benefits of Working With the SBA
By Donna Fuscaldo | February 01, 2021

From access to capital to education and counseling, the Small Business Administration has a lot to offer small business owners.

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Best Practices to Follow Before Applying for a Small Business Loan
By Matthew G. | January 29, 2021

These practices will help you quickly and successfully find the best loan for your small business.

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Business Loans for Veterans: What You Need to Know
By Meredith Wood | January 29, 2021

Here's a rundown of the loan programs and lenders for veteran-owned businesses.

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What's the Difference Between a Secured and Unsecured Credit Card?
By Andrew Martins | January 28, 2021

Understanding the difference between a secured credit card and an unsecured credit card is the first step in choosing the right one for your business.

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Is Your SBA Loan in Default? Forgiveness Is Possible
By Jason Milleisen | January 27, 2021

Learn about the SBA's offer in compromise process, including who is eligible and important do's and don'ts for handling SBA default.