A bank is willing to give your business a loan. It sounds great but it's important to consider: Can your business actually afford this loan?
US Small Business Administration
The US Small Business Administration is an independent federal agency that works to assist and protect the interests of American small businesses.
We deliver the answers, support, and resources small businesses need to start-up, succeed and grow. We administer our programs through district offices throughout the United States and provide additional services through a network of resource partners: Small Business Development Centers, SCORE, U.S. Export Assistance Centers, Women’s Business Centers, and Veteran’s Business Outreach Centers.
The SBA Community is an interactive extension of the site and features a variety of discussion boards and blogs that allow business owners to connect with their peers, industry experts and government representatives to ask questions, share best practices and get advice.