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Crowdfunding for Startups: 10 Kickstarter Alternatives
By Nicole Fallon | November 16, 2021

Kickstarter isn't the only crowdfunding platform to finance a business. Here are 10 sites you can use to raise money for your startup.

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4 Ways to Effectively Market Your Equity Crowdfunding Campaign
By Adam Uzialko | November 16, 2021

Equity crowdfunding is a great way to raise capital and generate interest in your startup, but a campaign's success hinges on the marketing efforts behind it.

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What Is Peer-to-Peer (P2P) Lending?
By Jamie Johnson | November 15, 2021

P2P lending, where individuals borrow directly from investors, can be a great option for many small businesses.

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What Business Startup Costs Should You Consider?
By Kiely Kuligowski | November 12, 2021

Startup costs are a part of your budget that shouldn't be overlooked. Here are the most important costs to know about.

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How to Start a Business: A Step-by-Step Guide
By Joshua Stowers | November 12, 2021

Starting a new small business? Find out where to begin and how to achieve success.

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8 Essential Questions Your Elevator Pitch Should Answer
By Dave Mielach | November 12, 2021

Crafting the perfect elevator pitch does not need to be cringe-inducing endeavor.

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8 Steps to Bankroll Your Business While in Personal Debt
By Nicole Fallon | November 12, 2021

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

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How to Find Business Loans for Veterans
By Andrew Martins | November 11, 2021

Learn about the loan options for veteran entrepreneurs who need funding for their small businesses.

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6 Small Business Loan Myths Busted
By Adam Uzialko | November 11, 2021

Getting a small business loan can be complicated, but don't believe everything you hear about the process. Here are six small business loan myths to reconsider.

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How to Know What Business to Start
By Nicole Fallon | November 10, 2021

Some people know what kind of business they want to start long before they're ready to call themselves entrepreneurs.

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13 Cool Vegan-Friendly Businesses That Inspire
By Brittney Morgan | November 01, 2021

Being a vegan means a whole lot more than eating a meat- and dairy-free diet

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Crowdsourcing Business Ideas: How to Do It
By Nicole Fallon | October 29, 2021

Crowdsourcing is often used as a means to generate funds for a small business, but what about generating ideas? Four experts share the benefits of harnessing the power of a crowd, and some tips for...

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Crowdfunding Your Startup? 3 Important Trends to Watch
By Nicole Fallon | October 28, 2021

What to know about crowdfunding your business.

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What to Look for in a Bank Account for Your Small Business
By Simone R. Johnson | October 25, 2021

Learn how to find the right business bank account for your small business.

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Need a Small Business Loan? 5 Tips to Easily Obtain Financing
By Adam Uzialko | October 25, 2021

Looking to obtain financing for your small business? Here are some tips to help the process go more smoothly.

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Crest Capital Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Crest Capital has a simple application process, fast approvals, a variety of equipment financing terms and excellent customer service.

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SBG Funding Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

SBG Funding is the best alternative lender for startup loans because loan requirements align with what new businesses can qualify for.

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Accion Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Accion is a small business microloan lender. The company provides two types of loans: one for established businesses and one for startups. Loan types, amounts and requirements vary by state. Each...

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Biz2Credit Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Biz2Credit is an online marketplace for small business funding. The company connects small businesses in need of funding with lenders. It can help small businesses obtain a variety of loans.

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Fundbox Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Fundbox offers business owners a way to fix their cash flow by advancing payments for their outstanding invoices. There are no approval processes, forms to fill out, phone calls to make or...

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Noble Funding Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Noble Funding caters to small businesses through invoice factoring and A/R credit lines and works to improve companies' cash flow by providing advances specifically for small businesses with large...

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OnDeck Review
By Simone Johnson | October 22, 2021

OnDeck is the best alternative lender for bad-credit loans because of its low credit score minimum, long loan terms and scheduled repayments.

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Rapid Finance Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Rapid Finance is the best non-bank lender for merchant cash advances because it offers quick funding and approvals, plus great customer service.

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Kabbage Review
By Simone Johnson | October 22, 2021

Kabbage is the best non-bank provider of credit lines because it offers an automatic online approval process and great customer service.

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Fora Financial Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Financial offers small business loans and merchant cash advances with terms of up to 15 months. The alternative lender makes it quick and easy to apply for loans. It offers an online application and...

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Truist Review Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Truist is our best pick for SBA loans because it has years of experience extending SBA loans to small businesses. It is an SBA Preferred Lender and knows the ins and outs of applying and getting...

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Balboa Capital Review Review
By Donna Fuscaldo | October 22, 2021

Balboa Capital is an alternative lender that provides loans for small and midsize businesses. Small business owners can choose from several different types of loans, including standard small business...

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How to Fuel Your Student-Led Startup
By Business News Daily Editor | October 22, 2021

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

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First Small Business Loan? 11 Things to Consider
By Sara Angeles | October 22, 2021

Applying for your first small business loan can be a stressful process. Here is how to ensure the process goes smoothly.