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 The most important thing for most small businesses in the United Statesis the whole process of securing money. Financing a business is probably the most aggravating and conflicting process in the whole area of entrepreneurship. This is because money of that much is often hard to come by and often very hard to find. The small business loan is something that you can apply for to help get your business off the ground or through hard times. The small business loan is meant for companies with 8 or less people that is having troubles and needs the help of others to pull through. There are many places that you can look for a small business loan. The first, of course , is the bank.

The bank often will lend money to any business with a strong business plan and a record for making money. If they have made money in the past with a product and are just having a hard time getting through a quarter, if the owner can prove that the company can pull through, then the bank may be willing to lend. Another option is looking for investors whether through part ownership or an angel investor. This is a little tougher because the process is designed to weed out the bad business plans from the stronger ones. Investors are looking for results and a return on their money. If you can’t convince them of this, then you can probably kiss the loan goodbye. Another place to look is at the government who will often offer special offers to small businesses to help jump start the economy. In most every one of the government stimulus plans, he livelihood of small business has been kept in mind. The government wants to keep small businesses afloat and will more than likely help you out in the process.

This Financial Services article was written by Colby Almond on 5/17/2010

Colby Almond was a 2008 graduate from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with degrees in Public Policy and Economics. He is currently the Director of Social Media for Virante INC