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  1. How to get business credit

    How to get business credit: here are the 6 criteria points lenders look at to determine if you and your small business are credit-worthy.
  2. Why do you pull credit?

    Is a credit check necessary for you to get a loan? Should you expect a soft or hard credit pull? Will it impact your credit score? Here's the quick, clear answer you're looking for.
  3. Does my credit score matter?

    Is your credit score really the last word in getting a small business loan? Nope. There are plenty of factors lenders look at when determining whether to give you a loan. Read more here...
  4. How do you check your business credit?

    Checking your business credit is easy. See where you can get basic or detailed credit reports, and learn what criteria makes up your score.
  5. How to calculate loan payments

    Wondering how much that loan will cost? Here's how to calculate the cost of your loan payments. (Don't worry, the calculator does the math for you.)
  6. What is considered a small business?

    Just how small is a small business, exactly? See the two criteria that are commonly used to determine the size of your business.
  7. What kinds of small business loans are there?

    There are plenty of small business loan options out there. From SBA loans to equipment financing, lines of credit to merchant cash advances, our marketplace features loans from 75+ lenders.
  8. Which loan option is best for my business?

    Which loan is best for your small business? The short answer: whichever loan fits your needs, budget, and timeline. Click here to learn more about comparing and choosing the ideal small business loan.
  9. What is a secured loan?

    What's a secured loan? And is it right for you? Here's what you need to know about leveraging collateral to secure your small business loan.
  10. What is an unsecured loan?

    What's an unsecured loan? And is it a good idea for your business? Here's a detailed look at choosing between unsecured and secured business loans.