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Why Small Businesses Don't Want a Loan
Loans

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.
Kate Rogers
The Nitty-Gritty Truth About Loans From Family and Friends
Loans

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.
Joshua Steimle
Choosing a Lender? Watch Out for These Costly Traps.
Entrepreneur Bank Search

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.
Ami Kassar
Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)
Startup Basics

Think Carefully Before Seeking Funding (Infographic)

Ask yourself some simple questions before you pursue funding.
Nina Zipkin
This Startup Will Give You a Loan -- But There's a Twist
Fundraising

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.
Michelle Goodman
Need a Loan? Let's Look at Your LinkedIn Profile First.
Young Entrepreneurs

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 loan.
Michelle Goodman
5 Strategies for Entrepreneurs to Steer Clear of the Debt Trap
Debt

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.
John Rampton
Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans
Franchise

Report: 10 Brands Most Likely to Have Franchisees Default on Their Loans

Looking into buying a franchise? If you're taking out loans, avoid these big-name franchises.
Kate Taylor
Puncturing the 3 Newest Myths About Small Business Loans
Loans

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 companies.
Sam Hodges
3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions
Startup Financing

3 Startups Offer New 'Microloan' Options for Entrepreneurs With Big Ambitions

Big banks aren't so good with small loans. There are new options available for getting financing with minimal hassle on friendly terms.
Kari Luckett
Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels
Lending

Small Business Credit Still Not Back to Pre-Recession Levels

Despite the recent rise in the number of small business loans, small business lending still has not returned to their highs.
Scott Shane
Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt
Loans

Despite Access to Credit, Many Business Owners Are Reluctant to Take on Debt

A new survey from Sageworks finds that over 75 percent of small-business owners have never applied for a loan.
Laura Entis
Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.
Finance

Who Is the Right Investor for You? That Depends on Where You Are Now.

There are five stages of new ventures. Each one will determine who you should seek funding from.
Martin Zwilling
Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.
Student Loans

Obama's Student Loan Measure: What You Should Know.

President Obama has signed an executive order to expand eligibility for income-based repayment plans.
Kelli B. Grant