No matter the stage of your business, learn about your financing options – from traditional small business loans to innovative fintech funding, and more.
How to get a small business loan.
GETTING FUNDINGNov 08 2021As a small business owner, you most likely encounter situations where it’s helpful to have additional cash on hand to manage the ups and downs of your business. However, to get the funding your business needs, you’ll need to understand how to get a business loan. This guide walks you through the five phases of how to apply for a small business loan so you know what to expect.
Business line of credit: What every entrepreneur should know.
GETTING FUNDINGOct 19 2021Entrepreneurship is alive and well in America, with more than 30 million small businesses operating in the country, according to the US Small Business Administration.1 Still, cash flow management is a common concern for entrepreneurs, leading many businesses to apply for a line of credit to help them invest in new projects, run their day-to-day operations, and more.
11 ways to help speed up the collection of payments.
GETTING FUNDINGOct 21 2020Trouble with collecting payments, also known as delayed receivables, is a common challenge for business owners. When clients don’t pay for goods and services in a timely manner, your business may struggle. A lack of cash flow makes it difficult to pay employees, buy more inventory, and invest back into the business.
Minority business loan resources and guide.
GETTING FUNDINGJul 21 2020Like many small business owners, a challenge minority businesses face is access to capital, or the ability to borrow money for business growth and expansion. Small business loans for minorities exist, but there are additional requirements for getting approval.
Small business loan resources for women: Where to find them and how to qualify.
GETTING FUNDINGJul 20 2020Women-owned enterprises now make up the fastest-growing segment of the U.S. business economy.1 But sometimes you need some extra cash to meet your business needs. That's where small business loans come in.
How a single customer-service experience launched a quality T-shirt business.
CUSTOMER STORIESFeb 28 2020You may be dreaming about starting your own business – but what kind? If the idea is the stumbling block, the inspiration might be hiding in your own interactions with other businesses: the moment when you think to yourself, “I could do this better.” That’s how Dan Corcoran got the idea for Forward Printing, his screen-printing business in Oakland, California.
7 things to look for when comparing business lenders.
GETTING FUNDINGMay 31 2019Gone are the days when there was only one place to turn for a business loan, your brick and mortar bank where you held your business checking account. Now, new online lending options have cropped up that use technology to speed up the application and underwriting process to provide business funding much faster.
What is working capital and what does it mean for your business?
GETTING FUNDINGMay 31 2019Feel like you need a better handle on working capital, what it is, and how you can manage it in your business? We’ve put together this guide to answer your most pressing working capital questions.
A simple breakdown to the working capital formula.
GETTING FUNDINGMay 30 2019If you want to know how well you're really operating your business, you'll need to know your business's working capital, also known as net working capital. It's a moment of truth for your company's financial health – telling you the difference between what you owe and what your business owns at any given time. Plus, it's one of the most important numbers lenders often rely on to decide if your company is worth financing.