Successfully obtaining financing for your business starts with knowledge. Whether you are starting a new business, buying an existing business, needing new equipment or buying/building a new office, you probably have lots of questions. We have collected a number of links to very useful websites that are sure to help. Included in this section are many links to the award-winning government site www.sba.gov. Visit the pages below to explore how First National Bank Small Business Finance can help you with your business.
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Before You Apply
Before you reach out to a lender regarding a small business loan, it's important to be prepared.
Securing an SBA Loan
A helpful guide on what to do to get an SBA loan.
Important questions to evaluate your business' financing needs before seeking assistance.
The U.S. Small Business Administration has put together a great government-sponsored website. Visit their site for a wealth of information on SBA loans.
SBA Loans Explained
This short video explains the 7(a) loan program.
Learn about the different programs that SBA participates in that are specifically designed for business owners who have difficulty securing a traditional loan. Click through each category for more information on that specific program.
SBA Financial Assistance Eligibility
Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements for an SBA loan.
Borrowing Money For Your Business
Read about the factors that lenders look at when evaluating your loan application. While loans are the most common source of funding for small businesses, they are not always easy to get.
Develop a Cash Flow Analysis
How is a Cash Flow Analysis important to your business? Find out by clicking on the link above.
Starting & Managing a Business
There is incredibly valuable information on this site for anyone who is starting a new business.
SBA Learning Center
This section has a significant amount of information on a broad base of small business subjects, including buying a business, selling a business, strategic planning, finding and attracting investors, etc. Most of this section is video-based.