financing for small businesses

Everything You Need to Know About Financing for Small Businesses

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If you’re a small business owner – or about to be – you already know that this job title involves wearing countless hats and juggling just as many priorities. In short, being an owner can be one of the most rewarding jobs in the world, but it’s definitely not without its challenges. Financing for small businesses continues to be a …

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Understanding SBA Express Loans for Small Businesses

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Talk to any successful small business owner and they’ll tell you that their accomplishments took more than just a good idea and a lot of passion. Among other things, it takes a lot of capital. Even surefire ideas need serious funding to get off the ground. 4 Reasons to Consider an SBA Express Loan for Your Small Business The best …

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3 Small Business Tips to Help You Fund Your New Idea

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If you plan on becoming a small business owner, it’s definitely important that you have a winning idea. Unfortunately, as far too many entrepreneurs have learned the hard way, that’s not going to be good enough. You also need the funding required to bring that great idea to life. 3 Small Business Tips for Entrepreneurs Who Need Funding Don’t worry. …

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3 Absolutely Essential Things to Consider Before Buying a Franchise

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Are you in love with the idea of owning a franchise? Countless people have made the decision to buy and are glad they did. Franchises can quickly provide you with a steady income without many of the challenges that are intrinsic in other business models. However, before you decide to start putting money into this dream, there are three very …

The SBA Loan can feel like a puzzle without a lending advisor like First Financial

Getting an SBA Loan – Who, What, Where and Why

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Getting SBA Loans There can be a lot of uncertainty when it comes to securing a dependable financial flow to your business. So much so that a commercial loan from a bank that’s also federally insured seems too good to believe. But backing these loans is exactly what the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Guaranteed Loans Program was built for. So …

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What is the SBA 7A Loan Program?

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The SBA 7a is a popular loan program that was suspended after reaching the $18.7 billion limit for the year, has finally been renewed. The House of Representatives has approved the bill which will lift the SBA’s lending cap for the largest loan guarantee program to reach $23.5 billion. What is better is that the Senate has also passed the …

Women-Led Businesses Benefitting From Loans

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In figures released by the National Women’s Business Council (NWBC) in 2007, around 8 million business were owned by women in the US. With around 12% of these employing full-time workers, the average annual revenue was just over $1 million. However, times are dramatically changing and it is thought that total revenue for women-led business has now reached $1.2 trillion. …

Crowd Financing VS Small Business Loan

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Crowd Financing or Small Business Loan? When it comes to your small business, do you want to go with the traditional small business loan, such as an SBA Loan or Bank Loan, or do you want to consider the increasingly popular option known as crowd financing? Crowd Financing vs Small Business Loans It certainly isn’t news that small businesses need money …