Loans and Grants

Why Small Community Lenders Have Your Back

Are you wondering how to get a bank loan for your small business? If you're in the process of seeking funding, you may want to look to smaller community lenders for your loan.

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Business Loan Do’s and Don’ts

A business loan can be a great source of capital, but it can be difficult to navigate the myriad of loan options available to small business owners.

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How to Correctly Use Collateral to Secure a Business Loan

Let’s take a closer look at the concept of collateral (a piece of property--usually physical--that a would-be borrower pledges to a lender in order to help secure a loan) and discuss how you can leverage yours the right way to fund the business of your dreams.

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19 Funding Resources for New and Existing Businesses

To help you secure the capital you need for your business, we’ve compiled a list of the funding resources that every entrepreneur should look into.

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How Can I Get a Business Loan If My Credit Is Terrible?

The first thing you should know is that even if you are certain that your credit is poor, it is still possible to get financing. It’s not easy, but it is possible. There are options, but bad credit loans are high risk; you probably wouldn’t take them under different circumstances. Listen to Peter and Jonathan...

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10 Things the Bank Will Ask When You Need a Business Loan

That bank loan you want for your company? Well, the bank is going to want a lot before they give it to you. Do you find this daunting? Me too. I was really disappointed when I needed my company’s first commercial bank loan to finance receivables of more than $1 million—from well-known distributors no less—and we...

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3 Hurdles to Getting a Bank Loan and How to Overcome Them

The percentage of total bank business loans that go to small businesses is in a steady decline, from over 50% in 1995, to under 30% in 2012. While it is harder than ever for small businesses to get a bank loan, it’s not impossible. Here are three of the primary hurdles you will encounter when...

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The Complete Guide to SBA Loans

What is an SBA loan? The U.S. Small Business Administration was created in 1953 to help Americans start, build, and grow their businesses. As an independent agency of the government, the SBA partners with both public and private organizations to deliver its services, including loans. An SBA Loan is not a direct loan from the...

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