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SCORE Tip of the Week: 4 Ways to Bootstrap Your Startup SCORE's CEO, Kenneth R. Yancey, gives advice for those seeking to start on a business on a budget.
Obtaining Business Credit: The Basics Steve Strauss, founder of, explains why establishing business credit is so important and how to go about doing it.
Small Business Speak Out: Where do I get the Capital for Growth? A look at the different venues that small business owners use to obtain capital for growth including loan approval rates and the total cost on a business, in time and money, of financing.
The top of mind question for many business owners is “where do I get the funding I need?” In recent years small businesses are even more crunched for cash -- with drops in demand and traditional banks in crisis. Credit is the fuel that keeps small businesses running. Small
In the event that a bank turns down a loan, we have to explore other methods to accomplish our goals.  At this point, it is important to examine the reason for the original loan application, as well as the reasons for the bank declining the loan.  It is important to discuss the
How to maximize your funding strategy in multi-unit development. We find more and more entrepreneurs are looking to develop a funding strategy that will allow them to develop multiple units.  The most common scenario is the desire for a “three-pack” over a two to three year
Need financing to start or grow your business? If you’re starting a business that requires significant financial investment up front, finding a source of funding can be a challenge. Many start-ups and new small businesses often find they may not qualify for a traditional small business
While financing is a constant concern for small business owners, they now face a lending landscape that is far different—and more diverse—than the one that existed before the economic downturn. For those businesses that do not qualify for traditional bank loans or for those that
If you’ve started your own business in the past year or so, congratulations. Starting a business is a huge achievement, and one you should be proud of—especially in today’s challenging economic times. Small businesses face many struggles at all stages of their growth, of course
Tips for Financing Your Business SCORE ExpertAnswers David Solís with Bank of America's Small Business Division shares his expert insights into the lending process, including tips on identifying your best financing strategy, managing business credit, and positioning your company for loan eligibility.

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