Business Financing

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How to Get Your Paycheck Protection Loan Forgiven

Paycheck Protection Program loans have helped many companies make it through COVID-19-related disruptions. Here is what businesses need to do to get their PPP loans forgiven.

How to Get a Loan to Buy an Existing Business

Here’s what you need to know if you are considering taking out a loan in order to purchase an existing business.

How to Create the Perfect Elevator Pitch

The perfect elevator pitch is clear and concise, and it sells your idea with a compelling narrative. It’s harder than it sounds to craft the perfect pitch.

What Is a Community Development Financial Institutions

A CDFI is a private financial institution with the goal of expanding economic opportunity in low-income and low-wealth communities.

Funding Options for Black-Owned Businesses

Black business owners face many hurdles, especially when it comes to securing capital. Here are nine government agencies, venture capital firms and programs that can help.

Complete Checklist for Pitching Investors

Get your ducks in a row with this checklist before you bring your business idea to a room of investors.

How to Find the Right Investor

Finding the right investor for your business will save you time and allow to pitch only the best prospects. Here's how to do it.

How Are Small Business Investment Deals Structured?

Every deal is different, but here are some basics you need to know before approaching investors.

How to Pitch Investors After COVID-19

Entrepreneurs who are pitching investors in the post-coronavirus age must be able to prove their business is viable and profitable in the current environment.

Best Funding Options for Minority-Owned Businesses

Many government agencies and organizations offer grants, funding and low-cost loans that are intended to help minority-owned businesses grow.