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Category Archives: Small Business Loans

5 C’s of Credit: What Lenders Are Looking For (expert advice)

September 3, 2020 | Small Business Loans
The 5 C's of Credit infographic

What are the 5 C’s of Credit? The 5 C’s of Credit are the five criteria many business lenders use to learn about potential borrowers. The 5 C’s help them determine whether or not to give you a business loan.  The 5 C’s of Credit are: 1. Character 2. Capacity 3. Capital 4. Collateral 5.…

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Make Better Small Business Videos and Photos (5 quick tips)

August 28, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
small business videos and photos

The necessity of small business videos and photos continues to grow. It is now more important than ever for small businesses to create content that captures people’s attention.  Creating content doesn’t have to be hard. Even if your only tool is a phone, there are some quick and easy ways to ensure your small business…

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July 16, 2020 | Entrepreneurship

A version of this blog post on How to Get Items Removed From Your Credit Report was originally published by our content partner Money. They are a digital magazine and a resource for personal finance news and information.   Having a good credit score is an important part of most people’s lives. It lets lenders…

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July is #IndieRetailerMonth – Join in to Support Small Business

July 2, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
independent retailer month

Shopping local and supporting small businesses has become more important than ever.  With July being Independent Retailer Month, it’s the perfect time to learn more about how shopping with local businesses affects the community and the greater economy. One inspiring fact: If every family in the U.S. spent an extra $10 a month at locally…

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May 29, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
sales and marketing for relief and recovery efforts

With each shift in the recovery roadmap for small businesses, sales and marketing become ever more critical tools.   A top tip from our Business Advising team — “Don’t stop selling and marketing.” In a time where building trust is a priority, sales and marketing are key. Tactics and messaging need to adjust to what is…

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The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act

March 27, 2020 | Small Business Loans
small business CARES Act guide

The Small Business Owner’s Guide to the CARES Act provided by the U.S. Senate Committee on Small Business & Entrepreneurship. This comprehensive guide provides information about the major programs and initiatives that will soon be available from the Small Business Administration. [The guide has been edited for this post.]  PLEASE NOTE:  This content was current…

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What is #SBDCDay? A Celebration of Small Business Development Centers

March 18, 2020 | Small Business Loans
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance, SBDC

One of the most helpful resources a small business owner or aspiring entrepreneur can tap is a Small Business Development Center (SBDC). As a mission-driven small business lender, CDC Small Business Finance (CDCSBF) greatly values the work and partnership of the SBDC’s. Our visions are aligned in our commitment to help small business owners succeed. It…

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On the Rise: The Undeniable Power of Women-Owned Businesses

March 13, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
Business loans, business loan, capital, working capital, business capital, CDC Small Business Finance, SBA, women, undeniable

Are you familiar with CDC’s YouTube Channel where you can find playlists of our success stories, our loan tips, our getting to know CDC series and more? Read below for the key insights from our “Undeniable Power of Women in Business” video or watch above. Small businesses help propel the nation’s economy. But do you…

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How to find out if your small business idea will make money

February 12, 2020 | Entrepreneurship
CDC Small Business Finance numbers Venturize

This post, about the numbers behind your small business idea, originally was published by Venturize, a blog powered by our content partner Small Business Majority, a national organization that advocates for small business owners.  There are many excellent reasons for starting a business: being your own boss, loving what you do and enjoying the challenge…

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