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    Investor Turnoffs: How Not to Get a Small Business Loan

    by on November 24, 2014

    Since the 2008 financial crash, banks have been reluctant to loan money to small businesses. And while SMB lending is finally starting to rebound, entrepreneurs may still struggle to secure the capital needed to launch a new business venture. In fact, a recent…

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    U.S. Department of Commerce Funds HOPE for Small Business Owners

    by on November 19, 2014

    In September, the Economic Development Agency of the U.S. Commerce Department announced it will give more than $2.5 million to the HOPE Inside Small Business Empowerment Initiative (SBEI). The money will go to fund free classes and technical support for small-…

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  • Financial Resources for Women- and Minority-Owned Small Businesses

    by on November 5, 2014

    Women- and minority-owned businesses are more likely than white-male-owned firms to depend on personal finances and credit cards to finance startup and expansion. These businesses are significantly less likely to seek financing from an outside source such as b…

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    Does Your Small Business Qualify for a Government Loan?

    by on November 3, 2014

    The lending environment for small businesses  has been tight in the past several years. That’s why loans that come with the stamp of approval from the government have become such an attractive source of funding for small-business owners, especially during the…

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    How to Use the SBIC Program to Get Funding for Your Business

    by on October 29, 2014

    Angel investors and venture capital firms can be a financial life saver for startups and established businesses who need an infusion of cash to take their enterprise to the next level. Persuading an investor to come onboard is usually easier said than done, ho…

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    Does Your Business Have Too Much Debt? Here’s What to Do

    by on October 27, 2014

    One of the easiest ways for a business to get into financial trouble is to take on too much debt. That’s especially true when the economy is stagnant and there aren’t enough sales to compensate for the extra debt load. Before the crash, many business owner…

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    Which Funding Type Is Right For You?

    by on October 24, 2014

    Starting up a small business and looking for funding? There are three primary ways to fund your business: bank loans, private equity, and speculative investments. But within those three groups, there are variations. For instance, bank lenders may be mortgage l…

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    Insider Advice From a Banker: How to Get a Small Business Loan

    by on October 13, 2014

    Why is it so difficult to get a bank loan for your small business these days?

    The short answer is risk.

    As someone who has worked in banking for many years and managed countless small business loan requests, I understand the mind of a lender. As such, I…

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