Getting a Small Business Loan

February 6, 2000 | By | Reply More

QUESTION ON Getting A Small Business Loan

I am trying to start a business and I’m female I was wondering you could help direct me to some where I could find out about getting a small business loan through the government?

– Amie




ANSWER

Advice by Lisa Segal

Although I have not been personally involved in financing of this nature I know that the Small Business Administration (SBA) is highly involved in giving government loans to small businesses. They would be the first group to contact. In addition, there are many books you can read about obtaining loans from the government. A few you might want to look at are:

http://secure.webstor.com/~dougr/gov/business/ and http://www.money-at-home.com/governmentloans.htm

There is also software that can be used to find loans: www.fedmoney.com

If you are looking for additional information here are some websites regarding business loans that may prove helpful:

http://sba.governmentloans.com (The FAQ’s page on this site is very helpful) www.fedmoney.com/grants/59012.htm http://www.small-business-grants.com/special.htm (business loans for women and minorities; it has info and sells a book) http://www.sbaeloans.com/
http://www.sba.gov/opc/pubs/fs70.html (non-profit org) http://www.eqmoney.com/mogov.htm http://lcweb.loc.gov/rr/business/guide3.html

Recommended Resources on Getting A Small Business Loan

Article originally published in February 2000. Updated March 6, 2012

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