All successful entrepreneurs have learned over time that if you fail to plan, you plan to fail. When it comes to starting and managing a business, having the right information about your financial needs and realistic expectations about your financing options will put you on the path to success.
Before you talk to a lender, make sure you have a plan for how much you need, how much you are willing to put in, and how you will be able to repay. Advance planning can make all the difference between getting approved for a loan and getting denied.
Worksheet to help you decide how you will finance the various types of expenses associated with a new business.
Comprehensive list of financial terms and definitions available in English and Spanish.