The Small Business Administration is an indispensable resource for business owners in need of financing. In partnership with banks, credit unions, and other financial institutions, the SBA offers low-cost government-backed business loans. SBA loans can be used for most business uses, such as working capital, inventory, equipment, refinancing, and real estate. SBA loan borrower requirements […]
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With the advent of online business loans — loans that are fast and easy to obtain online — merchants have more financing options than ever. Before, when business owners needed money, they had to go to a bank or credit union or work with niche funding options like invoice factoring and merchant cash advances. Now, […]
Poor credit can be detrimental for a number of reasons — you might have trouble getting loans, credit cards, or even apartments or cell phones. Even if you can get the products and services you need, the rates might not be very good or you might not have access to as much money as you […]
Lending Club is, hands down, one of the most popular lenders available online; personal and business loans are competitively priced and easy to get. But it’s not for everyone. Curious what your Lending Club alternatives are? In this post, we list the best alternatives to Lending Club’s personal loans, business loans for startups and young businesses, and business loans for established businesses.
Business financing is often a necessary part of growing a business, but when it comes to finding capital, it can be difficult to know where to start. Should you get a credit card? What about a loan from your local bank? Is there useful financing out there that you haven’t even heard of? Read on, […]
When it comes to business financing, merchants have many options to choose from. Three of the most popular sources of financing are small business loans, business credit cards, and lines of credit. All are useful options, but each carries its own separate advantages and disadvantages. Which is best for your business financing needs: a business loan, […]
Small business owners searching for a merchant cash advance (MCA) or short-term business loan (STL) are often surprised to learn that their capital has come with a very high effective annual percentage rate (APR). The fact that your cash advance might have an effective APR reaching into the triple digits can be a big surprise. After all, that’s a very large number. […]
The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides a number of loan programs designed to help small businesses grow. SBA loans are known for having some of the lowest interest rates available. We’ll explain the rates for three of the SBA’s most popular loan programs: 7(a) Loans (business loans for most general business purposes), CDC/504 Loans (business loans to finance real estate and other fixed assets), and Disaster Loans (loans to rebuild following a disaster).
If you need business financing, an installment loan is probably the first type of loan you think of. As some of the most common and straightforward type of loans available, installment loans are a popular type of business financing. Also commonly referred to as term loans, installment loans can be useful for many business financing needs—from […]
Having good credit is a very important factor to getting a business loan. The higher your credit, the more loans you’ll have access to, and the better rates you’ll be offered. Frustrating as it may be, applying for a business loan (or other sources of funding) can have a negative effect on your credit. Knowing […]