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Alternate Funding Resources

January 14, 2017

This is a list of sources for funding and financial resources in Arizona for business startup and development.

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Crowdfunding – Useful To Start Your Venture

January 9, 2017

Crowdfunding is one of the most famous forms of crowd sourcing and it is the latest technique of raising capital for a new venture or project. With the help of this method people can request money through websites meant for this purpose from a large group of people inclusive of the contact in their network and from strangers as well. With the help of this method, businessmen can develop their business and even individuals can get financial support for their special initiatives.

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Applying For A Commercial Small Business Loan

January 9, 2017

Our local SCORE chapter here in Southwest Florida recognized that there was a lot of confusion between the commercial borrower and the banks.  We formed a bank loan committee in our chapter and sent each committee member to a bank to have them show us their requirements for obtaining a commercial bank loan.  The banks’ responses were overwhelmingly positive and that started close relationships that continue today.  In this post, I’ll share with you what we have learned and tips you can use to secure a loan for your small business.

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What Is The Criteria For Getting A Small Business Loan?

January 9, 2017

Getting a small business loan from a bank can be difficult and time consuming. Each bank has its own criteria for loan approvals and can change its criteria depending on both internal and external events. The best chance you have for getting approved is to present the bank with the information they need, how they need it, and in a professional and concise but complete manner. To that end, here are the major criteria used by most banks in approving loans.

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What’s the Difference Between Debt and Equity Funding?

January 9, 2017

There are two broad categories of funding you can use to start up your company. These categories are not distinguished by who you’re borrowing from but by the requirements, limitations and types of returns that regulate the type of investment. It boils down to what you’re giving away to receive the money.

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Are Small Business Loans Getting Easier to Get?

January 5, 2017

There’s some good news for small business owners who are looking for financing to expand their businesses: Banks of all sizes are approving more small business loans, according to the latest Biz2Credit Small Business Lending Index. Small bank approval rates for small business loan requests increased to 50.3 percent in February, up from 49.9 percent in January and 47.6 percent in February 2012. Clearly, though, the big news is with big banks.

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