Personal guarantees are often required for loans, credit cards, and other types of business financing. Learn about the different types of personal guarantees you might come across, and how to avoid the bad ones, when you’re looking for business funding.
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Square Capital (see our review) loans are, understandably, beloved by most Square users. For the most part, Square has streamlined the typically drawn out and inconvenient loan process. With a Square Capital loan, you don’t have to spend time filling out long applications, gathering various documents, and remembering to write checks. It’s no wonder Square Capital is […]
There are two basic types of business loans: secured and unsecured. Many business owners don’t have any collateral to pledge for a secured bank loan, and may have difficulty getting an unsecured loan as well, as the banks they do business with don’t offer unsecured loans. Cue the scores of marketplace lenders (that is, non-bank […]
How can you get the startup funds you need when most banks won’t touch you with a ten-foot pole? Check out these lenders that issue business loans with no credit check.
SmartBiz and National Business Capital both promise to save time and headaches by allowing you to effectively apply to multiple lenders with a single application. Read the full comparison to find out which one is a better business financing option.
Small business financing is notoriously difficult to procure. Most bank loans require that the applicant have stellar credit and 2+ years in business—and even then, there’s no guarantee you’ll get a loan, especially if you’re applying with a large bank. According to Biz2Credit, big banks approved just 27.3% of all small business loan requests in […]
Restaurants have a (somewhat unfair) reputation for being especially risky businesses that are hard to get off the ground. The good news is that restaurant business loans aren’t especially hard to find, even if you’re looking for a loan to start a restaurant. Want to know how to get restaurant financing or how to get […]
Washington State is known both for its breathtaking typography and for being one of the biggest tech hubs in the nation (outside of Silicon Valley). With the Seattle metro area experiencing explosive growth, it’s a great time to be doing business in the Evergreen State. Of course, keeping a business running smoothly requires money — sometimes […]
As you might expect, any financial agreement will be a trek into the frightening realm of legalese. If you aren’t up on your jargon–and even if you are–you’re likely to run into some unfamiliar terms. One of the more ominous ones you may encounter in the alternative lending world is the confession of judgment. Is […]
It’s nearly impossible to run a small business without incurring debt. In a perfect world, you’d be able to fund all of your expenses yourself and still have profits in your bank account. For small business owners, this often isn’t the case. Loans, credit cards, and other financial products are used to pay everything from […]