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Financing Your Small Business

Small Business Resources

Financing Your Small Business

  • BusinessFinance.org
    [19]BusinessFinancing.org includes information on options for financing a small business.  The main types of available financing are included as well as the benefits and advantages of the different types of sources.
  • SBA.Gov
    [20]SBA.Gov is the official business link to the U.S. Government. Included is information about grants and loans and other special topics. From this page there is also a link to licensing and permit requirements in Tennessee and other states, and a guide to regulations covering particular industries.
  • Assistance Listings
    [21]Formerly the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), Assistance Listings is the U.S. government resource for all federal assistance listings open to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments; for-profit and nonprofit institutions; and individuals. This page [22] features links to a quick start guide to help users navigate the site and to the search for assistance listings. You can also download PDFs of past years’ CFDAs.
  • First Step Business Loan Review
    [23]First Step is a screening tool developed by the National Business Association to help smaller businesses (less than 100 employees and annual sales of less than $5 million) determine the likelihood of success in gaining a guaranteed loan. If you gain a score of 70 or more on First Step, then the next step would be to find a lender who is SBA certified for loans. The Small Business Administration guarantees loans from lenders for those qualified.
  • Guide to Loan Programs
    [24]American Business Credit has development an Easy to Follow Guide to SBA programs which explains what each loan entails and how it may help a small business.
  • Small Business Administration
    [25]The Small Business Administration has information on how to generate capital for your small business, what they can do to help, and some basics on financing.