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Invest Atlanta can help small businesses get funding

Lonnie A. Saboor is senior manager of small business finance for Invest Atlanta. He wrote this informative article about small business financing available in the Atlanta area. I offer this an example of the funding available in many metro areas. As a veteran entrepreneur, you need to seek out and investigate any possible funding source.  Look in your local area fro similar sources of funding.

Wells Fargo Works for Small Business℠

Check this out.  Here is a video or essay contest from the Wells Fargo Works Project that is specifically for small business owners in the United States The goal is to select five small business owner winners from a pool of 25 finalists. The finalists will each receive $1,000 and the five winners will each receive the following 

Finding financing

Here is the news that all vetrepreneurs are looking for. Access to credit is critical to business success. Currently it seems to opening up. Read on for more info.

More Loans for Veteran Entrepreneurs

A possible path to lower cost loans for veteran entrepreneurs through the Veteran Entrepreneurship Act.

U.S. Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) wants more loans for veteran entrepreneurs. Shaheen recently introduced the Veteran Entrepreneurship Act. The act aims to lower the cost of Small Business Administration loan programs for military veterans trying to start their own businesses.

Read More of the article by by Joshua Sophy in Small Business Trends.

SBA Loans: Capital for a Range of Needs

Operating and start up funds are essential and one of the great challenges for veteran entrepreneurs.  The following article from KeyBank is worth a read and offers some detail you might use for debt financing of your business.

List shows increase in small business lending

Competition among Georgia’s SBA lenders is stiffening due to an increase of small-business bankers and an improving economy, according to some of Atlanta’s leading lenders.

Alternative Funding As Your Source Of Money

When veterans become entrepreneurs they can seek out and secure money for their business venture from a variety of sources as we've discussed in class.  Here is an example that combines two of my personal interests-alternative funding sources and hard liquor.  Please read for a real example of the successful use of alternative funding at the Old Fourth Distillery (O4D) in downtown Atlanta.

SBA to Help Get Small Business Loans Into the Hands of Veterans

The U.S Small Business Administration (SBA) today announced new measures to help get small business loans into the hands of veterans by setting the borrower upfront fee to zero for all veteran loans authorized under the SBA Express program up to $350,000.  This initiative will start on January 1, 2014 and continue through the end of the fiscal year.