No matter the stage of your business, learn about your financing options – from traditional small business loans to innovative fintech funding, and more.
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.
GETTING FUNDINGJan 08 2020As 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.
GETTING FUNDINGJul 10 2019Like many small business owners, a challenge minority business owners 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.
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.
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.
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.
GETTING FUNDINGMay 30 2019Entrepreneurship 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.
GETTING FUNDINGMay 17 2019Businesses often need financing to buy inventory, invest in equipment, expand operations, or smooth out uneven cash flow. In recent years, a number of new sources of small business funding have sprung up – so many, in fact, it's hard to keep track of all the options. Here, we'll discuss some of the more common small business financing options. For a fuller look, download our ebook, Financing options for small businesses.
GETTING FUNDINGMay 10 2019When it comes to business loans, there are a lot of opportunities that women entrepreneurs may find appealing. There are loans that can help you grow your business as well as loans designed to meet day-to-day financial needs in the short term.