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As a small business owner, you're hard-wired to make decisions. But when you need funds to help your business go and grow, too often it can feel like someone else is calling the shots. The mission of Venturize is simple, and it isn't to sell you anything or to make choices for you. Instead, it's to provide clear information and online tools that put the power to find the best loan for your business where it belongs: Not just in your hands, but at your fingertips.

Business planning and strategy

Before you can seek an outside loan, you need a strategy. A business plan shows potential lenders where you see your business is going and how funds could help you grow. Luckily for you, great tools to help you plan abound—and we’ve compiled them to help you find what you need now. Learn how to craft a road-map for your business with these business planning tools. 

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Financial tools and management

You’ve got the business plan down, but you need some help managing your finances and cash flow. Accounting, taxes, payroll—you deal with enough numbers every month to make your head spin. But you don’t have to tackle the numbers alone. These resources can help you keep your business in good financial health. 

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Legal, licensing and permitting

Navigating the complicated field of business legal help can feel like solving a complicated puzzle. But you need licensing and permits to ensure that your business is operating legally. These tools can help you understand how to identify what you need to navigate the tricky process.

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Marketing and research

You have a dream for how your business can reach new heights. But growth often means more customers, more sales and a bigger audience. How do you reach these people? Marketing and research. Don’t know where to start? These resources will help you find quick tips or develop a marketing plan that makes sense for your business and your goals. 

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Procurement

Breaking into the federal or state procurement processes can offer significant potential for your business. Many regulations require governments to promote small businesses when awarding contracts, especially women-, veteran- or minority-owned businesses. You can use these tools to find out if you qualify and how to start competing for federal or state dollars.

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Mentoring and networking

Running a business is one of the biggest challenges you’ll ever undertake. Entrepreneurs with access to a mentor are more likely to start a business and more likely to succeed, and have higher revenues and higher rates of employment. These resources can help you find an advisor to guide you through the ups and downs of running your business. 

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Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights

Working with a coalition of lenders and advocates, we have identified the fundamental financing rights that we believe all small businesses deserve.

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APR Calculators

To be able to choose the best loan option for your small business, you need to know the true cost of your loan payments. Calculators can help you consider things like interest rates, repayment terms and associated fees in additional to the actual cost of the loan. Find out what you would pay overall with our Merchant Cash Advance and Term Loan APR Calculators.

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Glossary

Feel like the small print on your loan application or advice from your financial advisor is a foreign language? Our glossary makes it easy to decipher what some of the most common terms you may come across mean for you and your business.

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