Getting started in a business can be difficult and many businesses require some start up cash or funding for inventory, supplies or equipment to get the business off and running. Since this amount is often more than entrepreneurs may have on hand, small business loans are a good option for starting up a business, expanding a business or moving into new markets. Small business loans may be available at your bank or credit union, but there are also online companies and other agencies that offer small business loans.
The United States Small Business Administration provides a wide arrange of small business loans to companies starting up or currently operating in the US. There are also private companies that offer both secured and unsecured small business loans. Unsecured loans are those that are provided based on the trust between the lender and the borrower and the lenders belief in the borrower’s ability to pay back the loan.