News and Articles About Small Business Financing

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.
Business Plans

First Time Crowdfunding? Here's What You Need to Know.

A quick primer on the pros and cons of crowdfunding your new venture.
How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist
Business Plans

How to Write a Business Plan Banks Can't Resist

Here's what your business plan needs if you want startup capital from a bank.
Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones
Business Plans

Family Business: The Pros and Cons of Getting Funding From Loved Ones

If you're thinking about getting friends and family to loan you money to fund your business, read this first.
This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors
Impact Investing

This Group Aims to Connect Socially Responsible Startups With 'Retail' Investors

The TriLinc Global Impact Fund looks for established social enterprises in stable emerging markets that are ripe for growth capital.
Jessica Pothering
Avoid These 5 Common Small-Business Financing Mistakes
Small Business Financing

Avoid These 5 Common Small-Business Financing Mistakes

Between the hidden fees, overlooked costs and simple misconceptions about true costs, borrowing money is a good place to look for ways to save money.
Eyal Lifshitz
How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)
Small Business Financing

How to Measure Your Company's Overall Financial Health (Infographic)

A new study also found that female- and minority-owned ventures are far less likely to be in good financial health than their male-owned, non-minority counterparts.
Geoff Weiss
Chase to Give Away $3 Million in Grants in Contest for Small Businesses
Finance

Chase to Give Away $3 Million in Grants in Contest for Small Businesses

The bank is looking to give 20 U.S. small businesses $150,000 in grants.
Benjamin Kabin
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
5 Kinds of Crowdfunding You Never Thought Of
Crowdfunding

5 Kinds of Crowdfunding You Never Thought Of

Nontraditional financing platforms are rapidly reducing entrepreneurs' cash squeeze while offering investors returns.
Sally Outlaw
How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage
Job Growth

How Small Businesses Can Ease America's Job Shortage

Why the country's unemployment continues to be high and how new business startups could be the answer.
David Nilssen

How to Build a Great Team While Keeping Costs Low

Our expert advises a reader about how to hire smart on a budget.
Victor Hwang
Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.
Finance

Can't Get a VC to Notice You're Alive? 3 Alternative Funding Sources for You.

Nabbing money from outside investors isn't the only way your startup can scale. Here are three other ways to fund your company.
Anisha Sekar
Small Businesses Plan to Hire More Despite Bleak Jobs Picture
Growth Strategies

Small Businesses Plan to Hire More Despite Bleak Jobs Picture

While business owners reported a relatively low number of job openings and many cut jobs in August, they nonetheless said they planned to increase their hiring.
Ray Hennessey
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