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The beliefs behind the money.

We believe in small business. So we’re inspired by the stories behind them. Read how businesses of all shapes and sizes turned the right loans into their own versions of success.

Small business loans for women

Everything female entrepreneurs need to know in 2024 This means female founders are incredible assets to economic development and prime candidates for business financing. Finding the best business loan for your female-led venture can be hard, but it’s worth the effort. Below is a breakdown of several small business loan

  • by Lindsay
  • March 26, 2024

How to get a business line of credit in 6 steps

Landing a line of credit can be game-changing for small businesses looking to grow with the help from some extra capital.  Why? Unlike conventional loans, a business line of credit allows small business owners to withdraw funds on an as-needed basis, providing an alternative to the lump-sum payments that are

  • by Lindsay
  • March 15, 2024

How do business loans work? No worries—we got you.

Everything you need to know about business loans You might know your business needs a loan—but you might now know much more than that. And that’s more than okay.  We’re here to break down how business loans work, how they help, and how to get started in a few quick

  • by Lindsay
  • March 15, 2024

Find the right business loan for you

Looking for a business loan? It can be hard to know where to start.  Rest assured there are several types of business loans out there that can help you reach your goals—no matter what kind of business you’re building, where you’re at in the process, or how much financing you

  • by Lindsay
  • February 5, 2024
how can you reduce your total loan cost

15 Tips to Reduce Your Total Loan Cost

How can you reduce your total loan cost? This is a quastion a lot of borrowers ask. Minimizing your total loan cost is important because it can save you a significant amount of money over time. By lowering interest, fees, and other charges associated with borrowing, you can pay off

  • by Lindsay
  • March 27, 2023
business acquisition loan

Advantages and Disadvantages of Business Acquisition Loans

A business acquisition loan is a popular financing option for aspiring entrepreneurs looking to purchase an existing company. But while these loans provide quick access to capital and greater control over the acquired business, they also come with potential drawbacks. Therefore, weighing the advantages and disadvantages of business acquisition loans

  • by Lindsay
  • March 13, 2023