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The Small Business Banker’s Guide to Alternative Financing

Most small business owners turn to their bank when they need financing for growth and expansion. If they meet their bank’s eligibility criteria for a small business loan, they’ll have access to affordable capital. For newer businesses and those in riskier industries, the situation isn’t always this simple and many times they need another option. The good news is that today, there is an array of alternative options available to help small businesses that do not qualify for [...]

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Accessing Capital

One of the greatest challenges for any small business owner is finding the funds necessary to adequately capitalize your business and its growth. Finding the right kind of capital in today’s market can be confusing and time-consuming. Before you begin your search, there’s some homework you need to do. Whether you apply for a credit line with a bank, an SBA loan through a Community Development Financial Institution (CDFI) or decide to go with an online lender, it is important to be [...]

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to Personal Credit

As a small business owner, it pays to understand the basics of your personal credit report and score, the actions that make your score rise or fall, and the tools that can help you build your credit. If you’re seeking a business loan, a lender’s decision will be strongly influenced by your personal credit and your willingness to personally guarantee the loan. Credit represents your ability to borrow money with the promise to pay it back. Financial institutions are not the only [...]

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Small Business Tips and Advice

As we round the corner into the New Year, we’re taking time to reflect on our accomplishments in 2017 while setting goals and intentions for 2018. Over the past 12 months, we’ve shared advice and recommendations to small business owners on accessing capital and financial management, as well as tips on how to grow your business through marketing, networking, and more. To help you continue down the road to success in 2018, we’ve compiled the articles our readers visited most in [...]

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running a small business

Small business owners need to have sound financial management training to keep their business running successfully.

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