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First Small Business Loan? 11 Do’s and Don’ts
By Sara Angeles | September 22, 2023

Before you obtain your first small business loan, read up on the best practices — and common mistakes — to keep in mind.

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8 Factors That Keep You From Getting a Small Business Loan
By Simone Johnson | September 21, 2023

Knowing which issues often prevent small businesses from securing loans is a great first step to eliminating these roadblocks in your funding journey.

Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | September 19, 2023

Here's what you need to know about funding your startup, from typical costs to how to finance your company.

Small Business Financing Options That Bypass Traditional Banks
By Sean Peek | August 17, 2023

Looking for funding? You can start a business without relying on a traditional bank for funding. Here are some other options.

The Difference Between Debt and Equity Financing
By Kiely Kuligowski | August 14, 2023

Debt and equity financing are very different ways to finance your new business. Here are pros and cons for each, and how to decide which is best for you.

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Getting an SBA Loan
By Matt D’Angelo | July 31, 2023

SBA loans have low rates and long terms. Learn which types of SBA loans are available and how to apply for one.

How a Microloan Can Help Your New Small Business
By Andrew Martins | July 31, 2023

Find out what business microloans are, who provides them, their benefits and downsides, and how to qualify.

Small Business Financing Trends to Watch
By Sally Herigstad | July 24, 2023

Small businesses are facing challenges related to recession, inflation, interest rates and more. Learn what's ahead for small business financing.

How to Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | July 17, 2023

If your business needs funding, a small business bank loan offers a good option, if you qualify. Here is what you need to know to get a bank business loan.

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What Funding Can You Get for Franchises?
By Max Freedman | July 05, 2023

Starting a franchise requires a significant investment. Learn about franchise business funding options and what to consider when you're choosing a franchise loan.

How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | June 22, 2023

Veteran business loans are available to help former service members grow their businesses. Find out if you qualify.

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The Best Small Business Government Grants in 2023
By Skye Schooley | June 22, 2023

Government grants are free federal, state and locally funded programs to help launch or grow small businesses. Learn how to find and use government grants.

5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan
By Saige Driver | May 30, 2023

Business loan terms are often negotiable, giving borrowers a chance to secure more favorable rates and better terms.

How to Use Angel Investor Funding for Your Business
By Rebecca Renner | May 25, 2023

Angel investors can provide businesses with much-needed growth capital. Here's how to find and secure funding from an angel.

How to Secure a Business Grant
By Skye Schooley | May 04, 2023

Find out where to find funding for your business, how to apply for grants and write a proposal and common application mistakes to avoid.

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10 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances
By Max Freedman | April 28, 2023

Education and organization are two keys to ensuring your business is financially healthy.

Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | April 18, 2023

Though a great choice for crowdfunding campaigns, Kickstarter isn’t your only option. One of these alternatives might better suit your needs.

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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 06, 2023

Startup costs are a part of your budget that shouldn't be overlooked. Learn the most important startup costs, including legal, tech and marketing costs.

What Are the Downsides of Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | March 01, 2023

International funding can be a great option for many businesses, but there are pitfalls to be aware of. Get guidance on working with foreign investors here.

The Pros and Cons of Financing a Startup With Credit Cards
By Erica Sandberg | February 21, 2023

This guide explains the advantages and disadvantages of financing a small business with a credit card.

What Is Venture Capital?
By Alex Halperin | February 21, 2023

This guide explains what venture capital is and how it can help high-growth entrepreneurs fund their businesses.

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Shark Tank Survival: Investment Tips for Entrepreneurs
By Sean Peek | February 21, 2023

Looking for an investment? These tips should help you survive the shark tank.

Considering Alternative Lending? 6 Red Flags to Look For
By Nicole Fallon | February 21, 2023

Alternative lending has become a popular small business financing option, but not all nontraditional loans are good. Look for these six warning signs.

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8 Steps to Bankroll Your Business While in Personal Debt
By Nicole Fallon | February 21, 2023

You don't have to put business ownership on hold if you carry personal debt. Learn how to take a strategic approach to bankroll your venture.

Loan FAQs: Common Questions About Getting Business Loans
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

Business News Daily spoke with finance experts to answer these nine FAQs about small business loans.

How to Pitch Your Business Idea to Potential Investors
By Bennett Conlin | February 21, 2023

Get the funding your business needs with a pitch that tells a good story and shows understanding of the market. Here’s what to include to impress investors.

How to Fuel Your Student-Led Startup
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

Starting a business in college can be tough, but check out these financing opportunities for students.

Equity Crowdfunding: A Primer
By Adam Uzialko | February 21, 2023

Crowdfunding puts the control back in the hands of startup founders by allowing them to raise capital. Find out how to get started.

What to Look for in a Bank Account for Your Small Business
By Simone R. Johnson | February 21, 2023

Searching for the right bank can be hard if you don't know what you're looking for. Click to read about business banking services you should consider.

Personal Guarantees and Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | February 21, 2023

The majority of small business loans require a personal guarantee from business owners. Learn how guarantees work, the risks and the requirements.