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The Ultimate Guide to Small-Business Loans

Successfully building a small business doesn’t require you to be an expert in small-business financing, but you should understand your options and choose the one best suited for your business needs. Our ultimate guide will help you do both.


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BlueVine vs. Fundbox: Which Online Lender Can Meet Your Funding Needs?
Fundbox and BlueVine may both be alternative lenders offering lines of credit, but they have...
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Fundera vs. Lendio
These lending marketplaces have a lot in common―including their ability to get you a great...
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Kabbage vs. Fundera: How this Lender and Lending Marketplace Compare
Are Kabbage’s fast funds or Fundera’s many choices better for your business financing needs? Most...
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Square Capital vs. PayPal Working Capital vs. Stripe Capital
We break down what’s great about these payment processing lenders—and what’s not-so-great. In the past...

Business.org’s Business Loan Calculators

Does a small-business loan make sense for your business? Our loan calculator helps you identify the total cost of a small-business loan so you can make an informed decision.
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Figure out the real cost of your small-business loan with a loan calculator. Loan Amount*...
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SBA Business Loan Calculator: Estimate Your SBA Term Loan Costs
Find out how much your SBA loan will actually cost you with our SBA business...

Financing Your Startup

How to Get a Startup Business Loan
Not sure if a startup business loan is right for you? Business.org explains what you...
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Best Startup Business Line of Credit 2021
Cure your cash flow problems with one of these startup lines of credit. Best Overall...
6 Ways to Self-Finance Your Business
Even if you have a great business idea, it is unlikely to succeed without solid...
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Breaking Down Business Startup Costs: What to Expect
When starting a business, it can be tough to estimate how much everything will cost....

Financing with Bad or No Credit

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Understanding Business Credit
If you’re unsure about how business credit works and what makes it different from personal...
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How to Build Business Credit: 5 Steps for Improving Your Business Credit Score
With a strong business credit profile, you can qualify for better business financing options. While...
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How Credit Scores Affect Small-Business Loans
Don’t know your FICO score? Learn it, then live it: Business.org navigates the numbers and...
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How to Finance Your Business with Bad Credit
A low personal credit score doesn’t have to keep you from getting the funding you...



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