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The Best Equipment Financing Companies For Small Businesses In 2023

Whether you’re looking for an equipment lease or loan, one of these seven equipment financing companies is sure to be the best option for your small business.

How To Start & Fund A T-Shirt Business

Thinking about selling your own t-shirts? Learn what you need to do to get started in our step-by-step guide!

How To Register A Business: The Complete Guide

Business registration is a necessity for most, but not all, small businesses. Read our guide to learn what you need to legally register your small business, the steps to register a new business name, and how much business registration costs.

How To Find A Startup Grant

Startups are inherently risky endeavors. According to Fortune Magazine, close to 60% of new startups fail. Because new businesses are so risky, it is notoriously difficult to obtain startup financing — most banks won’t lend to you unless you’ve been in business at least two years. While some online lenders offer startup loans, startup grants are […]

7 Ways To Buy A Franchise When You’re Short On Funds

Franchises are a tried-and-true way to start a business, but they can cost a lot of money up-front. Want to buy a franchise, but can’t afford the startup costs? Learn about your best option for starting a franchise with no money right here.

The Ultimate Guide To SBA Community Advantage Loans

The SBA launched the SBA Community Advantage loan program to help businesses in underserved areas receive low-interest financing with reasonable terms. Business owners that can’t receive financing through traditional loan programs can take advantage of competitive rates and terms through this SBA pilot program.

No Money? No Problem. How To Start A Small Business If You’re Short On Funds

You’ve probably heard the old cliche: You’ve got to spend money to make money. Businesses are investments, and investments imply an allocation of money. Or do they? We talked to business owners who say they started their companies without any substantial outlay of money to find out how they did it.

SBA Loan Credit Score Requirements: Minimum Required Score By Loan Type

Small businesses looking to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs’ excellent rates and terms face what is often a complex and confusing application process. We’ll go over the minimum FICO score SBA loan requirements for each type of SBA loan and what you can do if you don’t think you’ll qualify.

The Ultimate Guide To SBA Loans For Women

Provided she meets all requirements set by the SBA and the lender, it’s no more difficult for a woman to get an SBA loan than her male counterparts. The SBA does not discriminate and provides low-cost funding opportunities for all eligible small business owners.

Dissolution Of A Dream: One Small Business’s Journey To Closing Its Doors

Located in Portland, Oregon’s Sellwood neighborhood, the Pied Piper cafe opened in 2015. The business boasted a contained play area, served fresh food, and even had a patio and on-site parking. It was also the type of desired community gathering spot dreamed about by other frazzled parents juggling work and kids in the upscale district. Owner Melissa Swan recently closed her doors. Read more about her journey here.