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Erica Seppala

Editor & Senior Staff Writer

5+ Years At Merchant Maverick

Expertise: Accounting, QuickBooks, Payroll, Business Funding, POS

Education: AA Liberal Studies, Limestone University

Erica began writing on small business topics in 2008. She joined Merchant Maverick in 2018 and focuses on loans, accounting, and POS. She is a Certified ProAdvisor for QuickBooks Online and QuickBooks Payroll. She has been cited in MSN, Reader’s Digest, Vox, U.S. News & World Report, and Real Simple. She is a graduate of Limestone University and resides in Greenville, South Carolina.

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How To Apply For An SBA Loan: A Complete Guide

If you have questions about completing your loan application, you can always ask your SBA-approved lender. If you haven’t yet found a lender to work with, SCORE is a great resource. This nonprofit organization provides resources and services including free business mentors that can help you through every step of the process.

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May 2, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business

The Ultimate Guide to SBA 504 Loans

Getting an SBA 504 loan can be a lengthy and difficult process. Borrowers must find a CDC and private lender willing to fund their loans, as well as meet the requirements of the SBA and lenders. This includes having enough revenue to repay the loan, a solid credit score, and an eligible project to be funded.

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May 22, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans

SBA Loans Explained

The SBA offers a variety of loan programs that vary according to business needs. Its flagship program is the 7(a) loan program, which offers loans for most general business purposes. However, it also offers special programs such as microloans and disaster loans. Find out more about SBA loans, including who qualifies.

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May 4, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans
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The Ultimate Guide To SBA Microloans

As a small business owner, you know the importance of financing to expand your business or start your next project. While there are many options available to provide you with the capital you need to start a new business or grow an existing business, one of the best options is a loan through the Small Business Administration.

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Jun 5, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans
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The Ultimate Guide To SBA Express Loans

Businesses that need $500,000 or less should consider applying for the SBA Express loan. Loan approval is guaranteed within 36 hours, while approval for an SBA 7(a) loan may take several weeks. However, businesses that are willing to wait and need a larger loan should look into the 7(a) program.

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May 31, 2023 Filed under: Business Loans
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Top 6 Fast Small Business Loans In 2024

Fast business loans can be a lifesaver, whether you’re ready to grow your business or you need financial assistance to make it through the end of the month. If you don’t have time for a bank loan, consider working with an alternative online lender. Alternative lenders can put money in your account within a couple of days. But this speed comes at a price — specifically, higher interest rates and shorter repayment terms.

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Mar 6, 2024 Filed under: Business Loans, Small Business