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Small Business Financing: The 3 Things Your Lender Really Wants to Know I’m sure anyone looking for a job would agree it makes sense to know what a potential employer is looking for before a job interview. And knowing what a coach is looking for when you try out for the team will likely earn you a spot if you can show him or her you have the skills they want.
Capital is important to start and grow a business and sometimes it can be hard to find. While there are many different financial options to fund your small business, finding the right one to fit your business needs can be tough, if you don't know what to look for.  During the SCORE
For non-profits, “marketing” is almost a dreaded word.  Gaining funding is necessary for doing good… but every dollar and hour spent on fundraising robs resources from the service work of the organization. Fortunately there are many technology tools to help non-profits
In the SCORE Small Business Success Podcast: Alternative Financing, Fred Dunayer, a SCORE mentor talks about alternative financing and the options available to small business owners. During the podcast, Fred shares what is alternative financing, why a company would seek alternative financing
Running a small business is not for the faint hearted. Business owners, who are experts in their particular field, often find themselves in unfamiliar territory when it comes to topics like financing, accounting, and taxes. This resource guide, from our friends at OnDeck, outlines the tools and
Infographic: Angel Investors Angel investors provide a lift to entrepreneurs when they need it the most. View this infographic to learn more about this funding source for small business owners.
Networking and Fundraising Tips for Entrepreneurs Success in small business is not only about what you know, but also who you know and how well you know them. As such, networking and relationship-building is critical to successfully starting and growing any enterprise—something SCORE Foundation President David Bobbitt knows well
The types of business success stories that make news typically involve hot young startup entrepreneurs landing millions of dollars in venture capital. That’s why it may come as a surprise to you to learn that the average startup entrepreneur finances his or her business using personal
Dream big and go far. Zuckerberg did it with Facebook. Jobs did it with Apple. So why can't you do it with a start-up? Thanks to the internet and rapid developments in technology, it is now easier than ever to start your own business from scratch. Keeping that business afloat, however, is not
The ice-age of bank small business lending continues. The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s recent survey found that while 58% of small businesses want credit, only 16% received the amount they wanted. Finding financing can be a challenge, but there’s good news. You have many options

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