Small Business Financing

Most small businesses will need to rely on lenders to provide the funds to either help them open a business or make needed improvements. Listed are just a few of the many types of funding available.

Micro Lending

Accion Chicago is a small business lender, dedicated to providing financing and business education to small businesses. They offer loans of up to $15,000 for start-up businesses and $25,000 for established businesses. They also offer Credit Builder loans between $500 and $2,500.

Alternative Financing

Many businesses are finding new ways to raise money on the internet. Here are two popular sites.


Indie Go Go

There is also a  new trend called Community Supported Enterprise where a business owner raises money from the community. Here is another good article about this approach.

Bypass The Bank

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