An Overview of Alternative Financing

With credit tight and traditional bank loans difficult to obtain, many small business owners are turning to the alternative financing industry to get the funding their business needs. "Alternative" financing can include a wide variety of options, some better suited to certain businesses than others. You should investigate each option to determine which is best for your business.

How to Get a Business Loan in 3 Easy Steps

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The “Forbidden Industries”

There are certain businesses mainstream lenders do not want to be associated with—and some of those industries would surprise you. Being in one of these “forbidden industries” can add another challenge to finding funding, and make some forms of funding impossible.

5 Tips for Finding the Best Loan for Your Business

There is a big difference between finding any business loan and the right business loan. If you a need a loan, you need to...

Small Business Lending 2.0: The Technological Revolution

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How Can a Small Business Access Low Cost Capital?

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How to Get a Business Loan: What You Might Not Know

A lot of what it takes to get a business loan is common sense. Get your credit in order, be professional, and make certain you can provide your own investment. These seem like no-brainers, right?

What to Do Before Applying for a Business Loan

A critical stage in the small business loan application process happens before you even begin filling out an application form. There is much advance preparation to be done.

How to Use a Small Business Line of Credit

A business line of credit can be a powerful asset, especially if business owners learn how to use them efficiently. So what is a...

Alternative Financing for Full-Service Restaurants

If your full-service restaurant has applied for and been denied a bank loan in the past, you're not alone. Historically, restaurants have been one of the riskiest industries for entrepreneurs to undertake and banks have always been weary of lending to them.

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