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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 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 your business is going and how additional funds will help you get there. 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? 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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Contracting Opportunities

Selling to the federal or state government 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. Find out if you qualify and how to compete 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 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. 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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Upcoming Events

Do you want to learn more about how to start or grow your business? Our Events Calendar highlights upcoming national and local events from Small Business Majority and other Venturize partners on access to capital, wealth building, networking and more.

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