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Short Videos

Only have a few minutes? We've created short video clips on small business essentials that will help you start, grow and maintain your business. Check them out to learn about the 5 Cs of credit, the Small Business Borrowers' Bill of Rights, alternative lending options and more.
Exploring alternative funding options: What is a CDFI?

Community Development Financial Institutions, or CDFIs, are financial institutions that cater specifically to underserved entrepreneurs and low-income communities. Read more about CDFIs.

Consider these key questions before applying for a small business loan

In this video, we review some key questions to ask when seeking funding. And when you’re ready to apply for a loan, we have partners in your area who can help you through the process. Read our list of questions to ask when applying for a loan.

Positives and pitfalls of online lending

A new breed of online lenders is expanding traditional lending and providing new financing options for small businesses. In this video, we review four different types of online lenders and the potential risks associated with this loan type.

Understanding your retirement options: Group trust vs. IRA-based plans

Are you confused or overwhelmed by retirement options for your business? In this video, we review the two basic categories of tax-qualified plans. And check out one of our retirement webinars to learn more about the best option for your small business.

Know your rights as a small business borrower

The Small Business Borrowers’ Bill of Rights outlines six key principles that promote transparency and fairness, and put the rights of borrowers at the center of the lending process. Additionally, our Borrowers’ Bill of Rights Checklist will help empower you as you navigate your lending options.

Boost your loan application by learning the 5 Cs of Credit

In this tutorial, we review the “5 Cs of credit,” which will give you insight into what lenders look for and how you can strengthen your loan application.