/Preparing for Financing

Updated on: March 31, 2017

You’re ready to start a business but are you ready to get a loan? Whether it’s startup capital or operating funds you need, it’s important to understand what investors and lenders are looking for.  From online tools to confidential one-on-one business counselors, Charlotte has what you need to help you increase your chances for success.

Learn more about the loan sources available in Charlotte from the local resources below.

Prospera has Spanish-speaking industry experts on hand to help with your financial plans. Learn more about financing options, or call them today at (980) 729-8273.

Carolina Small Business Development Fund provides financing solutions and guidance to help entrepreneurs like you achieve your goals. Whether you’re looking to start or expand your business, they offer loans that are designed to meet your needs. This means flexible terms and personalized assistance for all types of businesses in a wide range of industries. Learn more about loans and eligibility through Carolina Small Business Development Fund by visiting them at carolinasmallbusiness.org!

Through their relationships with banks and credit unions, the Women’s Business Center of North Carolina assists clients with access to capital and loan packaging. They also stay abreast of non-traditional funding sources and community loan programs to help these women-owned businesses get the financing they need. Visit them online to learn more!

When it comes to financing, sometimes it helps to speak to an expert. Charlotte SCORE provides free and confidential small business advice for entrepreneurs and small businesses. Learn more about Certified SCORE Mentors, or to make an appointment, call (704)-344-6576.

If you’re unfamiliar with the steps of financing a business, the SBTDC offers an online training portal that includes a module on the potential funding options available for your business. Access this module and more here!

When it comes to financing, do you know what you need? Assess your current situation here.

In addition to helping you develop a business plan with financial forecasts, the CPCC Small Business Center offers a variety of courses, seminars and workshops that cover everything from financing your small business to accounting with QuickBooks. Take a look at their current course offerings, and reserve your seat!


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