Small Business Finance Center

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9 Sources of Business Financing
Looking for funding for your business? There are a wide variety of sources available, depending on your needs. Here's an overview of the most common types of business financing.
 

Business Startup Cost Calculator
Do you know how much money you need to get your  business started and run it until it becomes profitable? Have you accounted for all your startup costs? Use our startup cost calculator to figure it out how much money you'll need.
 

504 Business Loan Program
The 504 Loan Program administered by the SBA is available to businesses that contribute to the economic development of their community. Find out about the 504 loan program's unique features and criteria.

 



SBA 7(a) Loans
Learn about the most common loans made by the SBA, 7(a) loans, including who's eligible, how you go about getting one, and how you can use 7(a) loans.

Choosing a Credit Card for Your Business
There are a lot of factors to consider when choosing a credit card for your small business. Ask yourself these questions to help select a small business credit card.

How to Estimate Sales
Accurately estimating sales as a new business is difficult. You have no history to review and it's easy to overlook expenses when you're just starting up. Here's where you can look for reliable data to build your initial estimates upon.

How to Get a Business Loan
Ready to apply for a business loan? Before you head to the bank, make sure you have all your figures and documents in order.

7 Tactics to Improve Cash Flow
Even successful businesses can have cash flow issues. Here are seven tactics to make sure you have enough money to run your business while you're waiting to get paid by customers.

Microloan Program
The SBA's microloan program is aimed at very small businesses and is available in amounts up to $35,000 from local microlenders. Learn how microloans work.

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