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How to Finance a Startup Today
Starting a Business

How to Finance a Startup Today

When the bank of mom and dad shuts down, here are some startup funding resources for you.
Julian Hills
Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital
Finance

Why Too Many Entrepreneurs Don't Know How to Raise Capital

It's a fact: You need money to start and grow your business. Here's the problem most entrepreneurs face when it comes to capital.
Charles H. Green
U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years
Finance

U.S. Small-Business Borrowing Hits Highest Level in 6 Years

American small businesses increased their borrowing to their highest levels in six years in July, in a sign that many owners are anticipating an uptick in economic activity.
Ray Hennessey
Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)
Finance

Top 3 Small-Business Challenges (Infographic)

Business owners are optimistic about the U.S. economy improving and want to grow their business, but they face significant hurdles in doing so, a new report shows.
Catherine Clifford
Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys
Finance

Looking for a Bank Loan? Don't Forget About the Little Guys

A new report says the growth rate of lending at smaller banks surpassed that of their larger peers in the second quarter.
Catherine Clifford
10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan
Finance

10 Questions to Ask Before Applying for a Bank Loan

Here are some of the key issues to consider before starting your application.
Lisa Girard
Finance

SBA Secures Pledge from Banks to Lend More to Veteran Entrepreneurs

The government's small-business agency announces a pledge to support approximately 2,000 additional businesses.
Catherine Clifford
Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)
Finance

Where Small Businesses Are Finding Money (Infographic)

Securing a small-business loan has become more difficult in recent years. Here's a look at how companies are coping.
Kathleen Davis
Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)
Finance

Why Consumer Credit Matters to Small Businesses (Opinion)

Washington's recent efforts to protect consumers may be hampering small-business growth.
Scott Shane
Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs
Finance

Why Business Loans Are Up for Grabs

Lending experts suggest that, finally, small-business owners and entrepreneurs can secure loans for their businesses -- if only they wanted them.
Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker
Finance

Voices That Matter: Business Lessons From a Top Banker

Business on Main sits down for an interview with Maria C. Coyne, executive vice president of the Consumer and Small Business Banking segment at KeyBank.
Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses
Starting a Business

Finally, Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

Several reports show that entrepreneurs are gaining ground when it comes to the funding they need to run and grow their business.
Catherine Clifford
Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash
Finance

Revenue-Based Financing Offers a Flexible Route for Cash

A loan that provides capital in exchange for a fixed percentage of gross monthly revenue is gaining new traction among startups. For some borrowers, it can be an attractive alternative to a traditional bank loan.
Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)
Finance

Why the Fed Should Ease Up on Weak Small Banks (Opinion)

Lending to small businesses has dropped, but experts disagree on the reason.
Scott Shane