Startup Loans

Start Your Business Without a Bank Loan

Lots of hopeful entrepreneurs have an idea that could make a great business, but unfortunately, lack the money needed to get it started. While the logical next step would be to look to banks to launch a business, most new establishments have a hard time getting funds using this route. Banks are often reluctant to lend funds to individuals who have no proven track record of … [Read more...]

How to Start a Small Business Right Out of College

You’ve heard the horror stories about recent college graduates. There is an unprecedented amount of student loan debt and despite an improving economy, 10.5 percent of recent grads are unemployed (as compared with 8.4 percent in 2007). As the Economic Policy Institute put it in a May 2015 article, college graduates have been “idled” by the economy. Here is a quote from the … [Read more...]

Act II: Tips for the (ahem) Older Entrepreneur

What does the typical entrepreneur look like? If you are like most people, you probably picture someone in his or her 20s. Maybe someone who is fresh out of college or maybe even still in college. Right? Wrong. According to the 2014 Kauffman Index of Entrepreneurial Activity, the largest age group for entrepreneurs is 45 to 54, and it is growing. In fact, the percentage of … [Read more...]

4 Tips for Startup Business Financing: What Lenders Need From You

The financing part of starting a business can be completely overwhelming.  From finding a lender, all the way through the application process, until the sweet (or bitter) end of approval or rejection, the whole thing can wear a person out.  While it may seem that getting a startup loan or any type of business loan is as simple as filling out an application and having the right … [Read more...]