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One of the most challenging things to do in the business creation process is getting yourself set up with a business startup loan. Business startup loans come in various forms and are of varying difficulties to obtain. This article will examine some of the various ways you can pursue getting started up with business financing.

Most people will instinctively take the avenue of large banks for their financing purposes. Large banks, while excellent for the convenience of their depositors and for some larger, well established businesses, are not good places for a business startup loan. They will typically look to see an excellent Paydex score and business characteristics that fall within a strict banking guidelines. Luckily, there are other, much better options for conventional financing, including smaller bank branches and credit unions. Both of these types of organizations offer lower interest rates and more flexible lending policies, and will offer you a much better chance of success for your sales pitch.

You may also want to consider getting an SBA loan. The SBA offers a number of options for different groups of people, as well as a number of options that are industry-specific. If your business is green-friendly, or you to qualify for one of the other loan programs, you will have very little difficulty getting an SBA loan. The SBA has also received a bit of federal aid from the TARP bill as of recently, thus making the SBA Microloan program much more readily available.

You may also want to consider P2P borrowing. P2P is a system that has been made much easier with thanks to various online resources. With sites like and, the availability of business startup loans is much greater as they can be easily conducted in a professional and businesslike manner.

There are always a wide variety of options available for business startup loans, it is just a matter of knowing your options and following through.

This Business article was written by Mark Karavan on 1/10/2010