There’s no denying it: Women have a significantly harder time accessing small business loans than men. A glance at the application and approval rates for female business owners suggests that the business financing industry is stuck in the past. Both figures should be much higher when you consider the rapidly growing amount of female business […]
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When you see an article about preparing your business for the holiday season, it’s almost always directed at retailers. The holiday season is traditionally the busiest time of the year for this industry. Their products are regularly purchased as gifts, and they are all the more special when purchased from a small business. For most […]
Every industry comes with its own set of risks. Combine these risks with individual circumstances like the business’s age or overall financial health, and you’ve got a frighteningly large list of routes to failure. For many beauty salons, managing cash flow is a perpetually uphill battle. The industry has become increasingly competitive as of late, […]
A frequently emphasized advantage of working with an alternative business lender (as opposed to a bank) is the availability of “long-term” solutions. This refers to small business loans that do not attempt to put a band-aid on a broken limb. Instead, the business lender works closely with the client to improve his or her business […]
The Small Business Administration has repeatedly vowed to help more small businesses succeed. But in 2018, it can be argued that obtaining an SBA business loan is no easier than it was decades ago. This isn’t too much of a surprise considering SBA Loans are accessed through banks, which currently reject about 80% of applications […]
You’ve got to have something special to succeed and stay vital in the jewelry business. Think about it: The industry is clearly highly saturated, and yet more and more independent entrepreneurs are entering the scene. This is partially because they’ve learned from the mistakes of their predecessors and are determined not to repeat them. Some […]
When a business owner dismisses the idea of small business loans altogether, it’s usually because of a myth about business financing. These myths don’t just pertain to small business loans. One says that any business with strong revenue or profits should therefore have no trouble maintaining strong cash flow. This suggests that when it comes […]
United Capital Source is proud to be directly involved in the global movement to eliminate gender discrimination. Up until the rise of alternative business financing, the lending industry was notorious for its bias against women. If you’ve ever wondered why you don’t know many female business owners, it’s probably because women have a much, much […]
In a recent article I talked about bad credit small business loans for women. In the past, women entrepreneurs have often been short-changed when it came to business loans. Especially if your business had bad credit. But thankfully, times have changed. So in that article, I tried to put the negatives to rest. And focus on the positive — bad credit doesn’t mean no credit. Even if you’re a woman.
You may think your business can’t get a loan because you have bad credit. You may think the fact that you’re a woman makes things even worse. You’re not entirely wrong, on either count. But you’re not entirely correct, either. Woman entrepreneurs can get small business loans, even if you have credit problems.