Closing the Gender Lending Gap Through Alternative Lending

Closing the Gender Lending GapWomen continue to increase their participation in the business world. Everyday female entrepreneurs launch new businesses and many of them continue to thrive. Many of these early stage companies require additional working capital to fund their continued growth. Unfortunately most of these women entrepreneurs or business…

Women & Financing

Last Updated on July 11, 2019

How to Get a Bank Business Loan

You can get business loans from many different lenders. But most business owners go to the places they're familiar with: banks.Getting a business bank loan is different from getting other types of loans. They're harder to get. There's often more paperwork and more waiting. It can be a hassle.On the…

Banks and Finance

Last Updated on June 27, 2019

Small Business Loans for Veterans

Veterans have all the tools they need to find success as small business owners. Discipline, focus, and the ability to set and achieve a goal. Did you know that the Play it Again Sports franchise was started by an Army veteran? Other businesses started by veterans include a tutoring service,…

Business Financing

Last Updated on May 23, 2019

Alternative Business Loans Assist Small Businesses

Alternative Business Loans Help Businesses GrowThe reputation of the alternative lending industry is suffering due to the proliferation of exposés using isolated incidents as circumstantial evidence aiming to delegitimize the industry as a whole.It is imperative to address this hot button issue. Why? Because lone wolf incidents aside, alternative lending…

Lending Industry

Last Updated on May 17, 2019

Grocery Stores are Better for Community with Business Funding

The term “food deserts” has become popular in recent years, as studies have shown that many families lack access to healthy fruits and vegetables within their neighborhoods. Poorer neighborhoods, particularly those in urban areas whose demographics are primarily minority racial groups, are particularly lacking in fresh and healthy food choices.…

Business Financing

Last Updated on April 24, 2019

Paying Off Business Loan Debt Faster

Tips for Paying Off Business Loan Debt Faster There are many advantages to paying off a small business loan faster than your repayment schedule. Accelerating your repayment period will save you interest in the long run. Paying down the loan could improve your credit score if your debt ratio is…

Financial Management

Last Updated on April 17, 2019

Business Financing Tips Every Business Owner Should Know

Few business owners went into business on their own because they are excellent bookkeepers or accountants. You might have had a passion for good food, fun clothing, or developing products to simplify people’s lives. But you will have to learn some financial skills if your business is to prosper.Financial management…

Business Financing

Last Updated on March 15, 2019

Top Reasons to Avoid Bank Business Loans

When most small business owners realize that it is time to get a small business loan, they might think that a bank or traditional lender is their only option. Even if they are aware of other options, such as alternative lenders, they might think that a loan from a bank…

Banks and Finance

Last Updated on March 15, 2019

Top Small Business Loans for Women in 2019

Did you know that women own more than 11.3 million businesses in the United States, and that those businesses account for 1.6 trillion in revenue? Women represent an important segment of the U.S. economy, and yet, according to a report by the U.S. Senate, it’s still more difficult for women…

Women & Financing

Last Updated on March 14, 2019

When Do You Take a Business Loan?

When You Should Take a Business Loan Timing is everything, right? When it comes to running a small business, the timing of business decisions can make or break it, and nowhere more than when taking out a small business loan. If you take out a small business loan too early,…

Financial Management

Last Updated on March 13, 2019