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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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You Can Do It: How to Start a Business Without a Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 27, 2022

You don't need to go into debt to start a small business. Here's how to do it without a loan.

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What Happens if You Can't Repay Your SBA Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 26, 2022

There are options available if you can't repay your SBA loan.

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

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

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Business Loan vs. Crowdfunding: Which Is Best for You?
By Julie Thompson | January 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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What Is a Rising Rate Environment?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 13, 2022

While your rates may rise in a booming economy, your revenue should too.

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Before the Business Loan: Questions That Must Be Asked
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 12, 2022

Before you apply for a business loan, make sure you know what lenders expect of you.

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Business Grants for Women Entrepreneurs
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 11, 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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When Does Your Business Credit Score Matter?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 10, 2022

What is the difference between your personal and business credit score, and when does your business credit score matter?

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Which Financing Option Is Best for Your Small Business – a Line of Credit or a Term Loan?
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 05, 2022

Building and running a small business is no small task. One of the biggest challenges is managing finances. See if a term loan or line of credit could help.

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How to Decide Which Type of Business Loan Is Right for You
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 04, 2022

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

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The Best Business Loan and Financing Options of 2022
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 04, 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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Top Small Business Grants
By Simone Johnson | January 03, 2022

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

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How to Get Your Business Loan Application Approved
By Donna Fuscaldo | January 03, 2022

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

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What Is a Hard Money Loan?
By Simone Johnson | January 03, 2022

A hard money loan is based on the value of real estate or another asset, rather than a credit score or debt-to-income ratio. Is this the right type of financing for your business?

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Business Loan Terms You Should Know
By Simone Johnson | January 03, 2022

Here are the business loan terms you should know before you apply for funding.

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The Best Factoring Companies of 2022
By Simone Johnson | December 21, 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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How Business Debt Consolidation Works
By Julie Thompson | December 08, 2021

If you have multiple business debts, you may be considering business debt consolidation to simplify your payments. Here's what you need to know before deciding if it's right for your business.

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What to Know Before You Refinance Your Business Loans
By Max Freedman | December 07, 2021

If you're refinancing your business loans, look at your current terms and know what you want to accomplish before moving forward with refinancing.

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The Role of a Strong Accounting and Finance Team in Seeking Capital
By Matthew G. | December 07, 2021

You may be tempted to neglect the accounting side of your business, but you might also be hurting your access to capital.

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Cash on Call: 5 Super-Fast Providers of Small Business Loans
By Jamie Johnson | December 06, 2021

When you need a small business loan quickly, these five providers can deliver the funding you need.

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Small Business Loans for Startups and New Businesses From $50,000 to $100,000
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 03, 2021

Small, short-term loans are ideal for startups and small businesses that need some capital but don't want to be saddled with a lot of debt.

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Hidden Gotchas in Your Business Loan Repayment Terms
By Adam Uzialko | December 02, 2021

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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What Is a High-Risk Business Loan, and What Industries Can It Help?
By Simone Johnson | December 02, 2021

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

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Applying for an SBA Loan vs. Funding From an Alternative Online Lender
By Donna Fuscaldo | December 01, 2021

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

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What to Do if You Can't Get a Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 16, 2021

There are some key steps you should take if your business needs an influx of cash and you can't get a loan.

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How to Choose the Best Business Loan
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 15, 2021

Small businesses have a lot of funding options, so they should choose wisely.

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Which Government Loans Are Available to Entrepreneurs?
By Adam Uzialko | November 08, 2021

The SBA and USDA offer loans to assist entrepreneurs and business owners who need funding.

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Need a Loan? Lending Trends That Are Increasing Your Chances of Getting Funds
By Donna Fuscaldo | November 02, 2021

New regulations and fintech are changing the funding landscape.

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How to Get PPP Loan Forgiveness
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 25, 2021

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