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This month we spotlight questions we've received on the "Small Business Advisor" page of our Web site, where users get answers to small-business questions from Entrepreneur's editor in chief, Rieva Lesonsky. If you have a business question you'd like answered, visit ( and click on Small Business Advisor.

Q: Two years ago, my husband and I started an adult family-care home (like a nursing home in a private home). We have enjoyed much success and a great reputation. We have been considering expanding due to our waiting list and the need for this type of business in our community, but we had bad credit prior to starting the business. Now we're wondering where to obtain financing.

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