Small Business Blog

Helpful information to get your business on the right path.

  • Financial Statements 101

    by Connect2Capital Team | Apr 28, 2017
    Having up to date and accurate financial statements is key when applying for financing.
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  • National Education Program for Growing Small Businesses

    by Connect2Capital Team | Apr 24, 2017
    Goldman Sachs 10,000 small businesses is looking for Fall 2017 participants so be sure to apply by May 12th or share with small business owners that you know!
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  • The Growth of Women-Owned Businesses in the United States

    by Connect2Capital Team | Mar 24, 2017
    Small businesses are the bread and butter of the US and how fast they are, or are not, growing is an indicator of the health of our economy.
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  • Refinancing Small Business Debt

    by Connect2Capital Team | Jan 05, 2017
    Refinancing or consolidating existing business loans is a great way to make your loan payments more affordable and increase your business’ cash flow.
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  • Military Veterans and Small Business Financing

    by Connect2Capital Team | Nov 02, 2016
    Are you a veteran small business owner looking for financing? Are you struggling to find it? If you answered yes to either, you are not alone.
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  • How to Get Your Business Plan Loan Application Ready

    by Connect2Capital Team | Sep 08, 2016
    When applying for financing, your business plan is your best friend. Though especially important for start-ups, businesses at every stage should have a road map indicating where they’re heading. It is your chance to prove, in writing, that you know your business inside and out.
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  • Access to Capital: The Gender Funding Gap

    by Maddie Larson | Jun 10, 2016
    As a successful female entrepreneur, you may have to fight harder than your male counterparts to start and grow your business. You know the playing field isn’t always level. In fact, while women are starting more businesses than the national average (74% vs. 51%), they are starting their businesses with half as much capital as men.
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  • Filling the Skilled Labor Gap in Manufacturing

    by Maddie Larson | May 16, 2016
    Manufacturing is one of the most innovative and diverse industries today. Streamlined processes and new technology have transformed the landscape; yet attracting qualified candidates remains a challenge.
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  • Improve Your Chances: Prepare Before You Apply

    by Connect2Capital Team | Apr 21, 2016
    Post-recession, many entrepreneurs are feeling optimistic and are looking for money to start or grow a small business.
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  • What are Your Rights as a Small Business Borrower?

    by Connect2Capital Team | Mar 21, 2016
    Download our 2016 Small Business Financing Toolkit to read what the Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights means to you.
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  • Small Business Contest Winner

    by Connect2Capital Team | Mar 11, 2016
    Sammy’s Avenue Eatery is a place that epitomizes community and owner Sammy Mcdowell is the winner of our Boost Small Business Contest.
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  • Protect Yourself from Predatory Lenders

    by Connect2Capital Team | Mar 08, 2016
    While there are no legal definitions in the United States for predatory lending, an audit report on predatory lending from the Office of Inspector General of the FDIC broadly defines predatory lending as “imposing unfair and abusive loan terms on borrowers.”
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  • Pathway to Success: African American Enterprises

    by Connect2Capital Team | Mar 02, 2016
    Three African American small business owners generously shared their experiences navigating the different stages of small business growth.
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  • The Five Cs of Credit

    by Connect2Capital Team | Dec 18, 2015
    You may have heard of the 5 Cs of credit. Understanding how lenders gauge credit worthiness, using the five Cs, can improve your chances of getting a small business loan.
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  • Six Tips to Help Small Business Owners Prepare for Financing

    by Connect2Capital Team | Dec 03, 2015
    Are you a small business owner in need of financing, but the thought of securing a loan makes your head spin? You’re not alone. Finding proper financing for your business can be stressful.
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