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SBA Loans: A Complete Guide for Small Business Owners

The SBA, or Small Business Administration, offers a variety of loan programs to fit every stage of business development. See which loan is best for...

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New Report Reinforces How Risky Franchising Can Really Be

There's no easy path to success. Even one in six franchisees who land SBA loans wind up with failing businesses.

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Five Ways to Finance a Franchise

Franchisees share how they pulled together the cash to open their own franchise.

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Infographic: 5 Asian Countries Primed for Online Microlending Right Now

A Robocash study outlines countries in South and Southeast Asia that offer the best prospects for online consumer microlending at the moment

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Free Webinar: Coronavirus Emergency Loans For Small Businesses

Discover all the options you have at your disposal to navigate your business through this crisis.

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Why Focusing on Underserved or Niche Markets Can Be a Winning Strategy

Targeting the biggest markets may not always be the best move because opportunities abound in niche and underserved options where growing businesses...

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The Case for Hiring a Loan Expert

We turn to doctors, lawyers, and accountants to apply their areas of expertise, so why aren't business owners working more often with commercial loan...

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This Free Service Makes It Easy to Find the Right Loan for Your Small Business

Fundera can find funding that's tailor-made for your needs.

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The COVID Pandemic Strengthened the Importance Of Providing Financial Services To the Financially Underserved

Even as the middle-income segment also suffered, they at least had some security of savings in their pockets

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This Free Service Makes It Easy to Find the Right Loan for Your Small Business

Fundera can find funding that's tailor-made for your needs.

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Why Small Businesses Should Look for Alternative Capital Financing

Private equity and venture-capital firms take far too long to navigate small-business owners through loan applications.

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Avoid the Risks of Having Multiple Buy Now, Pay Later Loans

“Buy now, pay later” promises simple payment plans that can make financing your next purchase easy and affordable. These plans typically divide...

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Balancing Hopes, Dreams and a Low-Paying College Major

Humanities majors are more than a punchline. Not everyone can or wants to be a STEM major, and the world would be a poorer place if they were. To...

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Why Equity Funding May Not Be the Best Loan Choice for Your Small Business

Four questions to ask to ensure you're going after the right type of loan.

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Square Raises More Money to Make Small-Business Loans

In April, Square advanced nearly $25 million in capital.

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Getting a Merchant Cash Advance Is Easy But Repayment Can Be Onerous

The short-term financing is sensible for investments that will generate more revenue but a serious burden if cash flow remains flat.

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4 Smart Money Habits to Help You Earn Your First Million Dollars

Wealth accumulates through restrained spending, well-managed debt and sober investment. Success is enjoying the process.

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When Seeking an SBA Loan, Remember the 5 C's

Banks analyze these five factors to determine whether to approve your small business loan application.

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This Group Aims to Level the Playing Field for Men and Women Business Owners Around the World

Root Capital evaluates business on 8 metrics to ensure gender equality, and the results help businesses and communities at large.

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Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan

The reason may be due to uncertainties caused by the financial crisis and how home values have fallen so much.

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Applying for a Short Term Business Loan Online? These 4 Steps Can Protect Your Startup.

Be informed and know for sure if signing with an unregulated lender is the right option for you.

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Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.

Eager entrepreneurs in search of startup capital should be especially wary of unnecessary services during the small-business loan process.

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The Nitty-Gritty Truth About Loans From Family and Friends

The risks enter into emotional as well as financial turf. Here's how to protect these relationships.

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Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)

Ask yourself some simple questions before you pursue funding.

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Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.

The startup Earnest, which has $15 million in financing from big-name investors, has an alternative way of determining who qualifies for a personal...

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This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist

Able, the brainchild of two Harvard MBAs, requires borrowers to raise the first quarter of their loan amount from friends and family.

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5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap

It's as hard to avoid borrowing money as it is to make it when you're getting started, but both are possible.

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Puncturing the 3 Newest Myths About Small Business Loans

A new breed of online, nonbank lenders is using innovative technology, alternative data and fresh credit models to offer financing to modest...

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