Loans

When It Comes to Loans, Some Financial Startups Think People's Facebook Profile Is More Important Than Their Credit Score
Finance

When It Comes to Loans, Some Financial Startups Think People's Facebook Profile Is More Important Than Their Credit Score

Many startups are making decisions about a customer's credit record using non-traditional data.
6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan
Small Business Loans

6 Smart Reasons to Get a Business Loan

Don't have the working capital to take the next leap? There are good reasons to go into temporary debt.
Jared Hecht
Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?
Small Business Finance

Why Do Merchant Cash Advances Cost So Much?

Here are four legitimate factors as to why this emerging financing tool is so pricey.
David Rubin
When to Use the Term Debt vs. Revolving Debt
Startup Funding

When to Use the Term Debt vs. Revolving Debt

Knowing the difference can save you and your business big-time.
Ami Kassar
4 Funding Myths to Stop Believing Now
Fact vs Fiction

4 Funding Myths to Stop Believing Now

Make sure you have the facts that you need.
Nina Zipkin
The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans
Financing

The Perils of Short-Term Business Loans

Sometimes it makes sense to take a loan at brutal interest rates. More often, it's a sign the business is failing and the time has come to cut losses.
Doug and Polly White
4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs
Loans

4 Steps to Keep Family Loans From Escalating Into Fisticuffs

Treat your family borrower the way a bank does a small business. Ask for a business plan.
Andrea Murad
The Truth About Bridge Loans
VC

The Truth About Bridge Loans

Need a loan? Ask your investors.
How Business Deductions Could Keep You From Getting a Loan
Loans

How Business Deductions Could Keep You From Getting a Loan

Entrepreneurs looking to buy a home or take out a home equity line of credit may face some challenges.
Steph Wagner
Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding
Franchises

Why This Company Could Reshape Franchise Funding

ApplePie Capital serves up a fresh financing model.
Funding

Crowdfunding or a Small-Business Loan: What's Best for Your Company?

Your needs and markets will help determine the best route for outside funding.
Cindy Yang
How to Use Your Business to Finance Growing Your Business
Loans

How to Use Your Business to Finance Growing Your Business

Borrowing against business assets are one way for small businesses to get the money they need to be bigger businesses.
Ami Kassar
3 Reasons to Regularly Check in on Your Business Debt
Debt

3 Reasons to Regularly Check in on Your Business Debt

If your credit score has improved, congratulations! Chances are good for a new, lower monthly debt payment.
Ami Kassar
Starting a Business

7 Loan Programs Offered by the SBA

If banks turn you down for a standard loan, check out these options from the federal government.
The Staff of Entrepreneur Media, Inc.
Often borrowed from a bank, credit union or private agency, loans help entrepreneurs and business owners start or sustain businesses by lending a sum of money that is paid back with interest. Raising enough capital is key for an entrepreneur looking to start his or her own business. There are a number of loans available so understanding which type of loan is best for a business is crucial.