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Category: Banks and Finance

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 other hand, banks […]

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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 is the best option. But […]

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How to Choose a Lender When Banks are Not an Option

When it comes to finding a lender for a small business loan, you have a plethora of good lending options. The main two types of lending options for small business owners include traditional banks and alternative lenders. The type of lender you end up selecting will often depend on your financial situation, the type of […]

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The Reason Banks Are Failing to Lend to Small Businesses

It’s no secret that within the last 7 years big banks are failing to loan money to small businesses. In fact, according to the Federal Reserve Bank of Cleveland, the number of commercial and industrial loans dropped by 344,000 from 2007 to 2012, even though the number of these types of small businesses increased by […]

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Why a Merchant Cash Advance is Better Than a Bank Loan

Applying for a traditional bank loan today is a very difficult process and because credit is so tight in this difficult economy your application often results in a denial. Even if you are approved it is a lengthy process and the repayment terms can be extremely inflexible. A merchant cash advance is an alternative financing […]

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