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Small Business Center

Strategies to Secure Affordable Loans

March 20, 2024

U.S. small businesses facing challenges like increasing prices, high interest rates and stricter credit standards remain determined to secure funding, as 67% plan to pursue financing in the next year, according to a NerdWallet survey. To navigate the difficult lending landscape, NerdWallet offers tips to strengthen your application profiles, such as improving credit scores and offering collateral; advice on seeking expert advice from organizations like SCORE and local Small Business Development Centers; and more.

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By Rebecca Meiser

Contributor, Commerce + Communities Today and Small Business Center

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