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We understand loans can be overwhelming, confusing, and time consuming! And that’s why we built a Business Funding Guide. Whether you are just getting started or ready to apply, we have the information you need.
If you are just getting started, we recommend you check out this article we wrote about Business Loans. Simply put, a business loan is money (sometimes referred to as capital) you borrow from a financial institution or lender that is paid back over time.
If you are familiar with business loans, but want to know more about what is actually available for YOUR business, we recommend you visit our guide to start learning the different types of lenders that exist.
As our guide explains, there are many different channels and pathways a business owner can go down in order to apply for funding. And one of the most important decisions will be the type of lender you choose.
Small business lenders are organizations or institutions that provide funds so that a business can start, grow, or maintain their operations.
In addition to lender types, this guide will help you understand:
All of this is available at axishelps.org/lending
If you are ready to start applying, many loan programs are linked directly in our guide, or they can be found here.
We hope you find this guide useful. And if you don't feel prepared to apply for a loan, we also have information on small business grants, which - unlike loans - you don’t have to be paid back. A full list of available grants can be found here.
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Updated: November 17, 2022