Financial institutions across the U.S. this week celebrated small businesses in a big way -- offering grants from $10,000 to $100,000, holding seminars, and touting their service and commitment to those firms considered to be the backbone of the U.S. economy.
This is National Small Business Week. It has been so designated by the SBA. Our question is whether this week should be a time to celebrate accomplishments or to reflect on the work that remains to be done to continue to level the playing field for small businesses.
To round off National Small Business Week, we're looking at ways small business owners and entrepreneurs can get a leg up on short-term funding and beginning capital. All online, and fast.
Businesses live and die by it. Growing up the daughter of small business owners, and for anyone who's owned a small business, we can certainly attest to the daily anxiety of taking in enough cash to pay vendors, overhead and employees.
If there's broad agreement that small businesses are the engine that powers the American economy, shouldn't it be easier to fuel the tank?
Business credit is an area first-time business owners tend to overlook. If your business sells to other businesses or wants to get credit, it's important to ensure that your business credit information is in good standing.
Here are 6 ways businesses can optimize their chances of receiving an SBA loan.
Studies show locally owned businesses are a primary source of net new job creation. Yet independent businesses in many sectors are losing market share, while the number of new startups has steadily fallen over the last two decades. Insufficient capital is a key culprit driving these trends.
if your application sends up major red flags, the banks you apply to are likely to say no, even if they agree that your business has great potential. Many factors go into assessing credit risk, but the top three leading to turn-downs are ...