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What Is Peer-to-Peer Lending?
By Jamie Johnson | May 01, 2024

P2P lending, where you borrow from individual investors, is a great option for many small businesses. If your credit is good, you can nab low rates.

Loan FAQs: Common Questions About Getting Business Loans
By Adam Uzialko | April 16, 2024

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

The Difference Between Debt and Equity Financing
By Kiely Kuligowski | April 09, 2024

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.

How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | March 20, 2024

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

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Getting an SBA Loan
By Matt D’Angelo | January 11, 2024

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

Equity Crowdfunding: A Primer
By Adam Uzialko | January 11, 2024

Equity crowdfunding is a financing strategy that involves issuing investors ownership in a company in exchange for capital.

How to Use Angel Investor Funding for Your Business
By Rebecca Renner | January 05, 2024

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

What Is Venture Capital?
By Alex Halperin | January 05, 2024

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

Small Business Financing Trends to Watch
By Sally Herigstad | November 20, 2023

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

First Small Business Loan? 11 Do’s and Don’ts
By Sara Angeles | November 20, 2023

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

Startup Costs: How Much Cash Will You Need?
By Sammi Caramela | November 20, 2023

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

How to Secure a Business Grant
By Skye Schooley | November 20, 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.

How to Get a Bank Loan for Your Small Business
By Andrew Martins | November 20, 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.

What to Look for in a Bank Account for Your Small Business
By Sammi Caramela | November 14, 2023

Your business bank should provide checking, credit cards and functions like payroll and fraud insurance. Learn about the services your bank should offer.

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8 Steps to Bankroll Your Business While in Personal Debt
By Nicole Fallon | November 10, 2023

This guide describes how entrepreneurs can fund their businesses even while they manage their personal debts.

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8 Factors That Keep You From Getting a Small Business Loan
By Simone Johnson | November 08, 2023

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

Small Business Financing Options That Bypass Traditional Banks
By Sean Peek | November 08, 2023

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

How a Microloan Can Help Your New Small Business
By Andrew Martins | November 08, 2023

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

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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 26, 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.

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The Best Small Business Government Grants in 2024
By Skye Schooley | October 25, 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.

Considering Alternative Lending? 6 Red Flags to Look For
By Nicole Fallon | October 24, 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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Shark Tank Survival: Investment Tips for Entrepreneurs
By Sean Peek | October 24, 2023

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

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10 Tips for Managing Small Business Finances
By Max Freedman | October 23, 2023

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

Crowdfunding for Startups: 7 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | October 23, 2023

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

The Pros and Cons of Financing a Startup With Credit Cards
By Erica Sandberg | October 23, 2023

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

Personal Guarantees and Business Loans
By Dock David Treece | October 23, 2023

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

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What Funding Can You Get for Franchises?
By Max Freedman | October 23, 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.

What Are the Downsides of Overseas Funding?
By Kiely Kuligowski | October 20, 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.

5 Tips for Negotiating a Business Loan
By Saige Driver | October 20, 2023

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

How to Pitch Your Business Idea to Potential Investors
By Bennett Conlin | October 20, 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.