Starting a Business & Obtaining Financing

If you're starting a business and/or looking for financing for the first time, you may have a number of questions. Click here for answers to nine of the most common. From the Small Business Center

Online Courses in Business Financing

The Small Business Learning Center offers beginning courses in accounting and business lending. -From the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Funds for Businesses Unable to Obtain Traditional Financing

Formed in 2010, the Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation is designed to give small businesses greater access to capital from lines of credit, contract and purchase order financing, and more. -From Massachusetts Growth Capital Corporation

Financing for Businesses & Non-Profits

Located in seven regional offices throughout the state, MassDevelopment provides real estate and equipment financing with preferred terms for both nonprofit and for-profit organizations. -From MassDevelopment

SBA Financing Options

While the Small Business Administration doesn't lend money directly, this "Loans & Grants" page provides information and search tools for small businesses in need of one or both. -From the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Long Term, Fixed-Rate Financing for Expansion or Modernization

The Small Business Administration's 504 Loan Program provides approved small businesses with long-term, fixed-rate financing used to acquire fixed assets for expansion or modernization. Click here for details and eligibility information. -From the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

Business Development Loans & Capital Investments

BDC Capital is the oldest business development corporation in the country. It provides financing for working capital, machinery and equipment, real estate acquisition, and much more. -From BDC Capital Financing Solutions

Accion MicroLoans

Accion is a non-profit offering business loans ranging from $500 to $50,000. Accion specializes in working with small business owners who cannot borrow from a traditional bank due to company type, length of time in business, or insufficient credit history. -From Accion Non Profit

Bank Lenders

As a small businesses owner, it may come in handy to know which banks are SBA lenders and which provide the most loans. The simple-to-use research tool on the Small Business Administration web site will help you find the answers. -From the U.S. Small Business Association (SBA)