Business Fundability Quiz

The Fundability Quiz is designed to show you which of the 9 most common business financing options your business may qualify for, and why.  Read more

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Understanding Business Credit

Watch this webinar on the lifeblood of every small business: Credit! Why it's important and what you can do to prepare your business to request it! Read more

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When is the Best Time to Borrow?

There are more small business loan options available today than just a few years ago and this expansion can help both creditworthy borrowers and those with a less-than-perfect cred Read more

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In spite of what people see on television or hear from friends, the fact is there is no government agency or private foundation handing out free money to start small businesses, re Read more

Additional Resources

In addition to the handouts provided on this web site, the Greater Knoxville SCORE office at 530 South Gay Street, Suite 224, has the following resource materials:  Read more

Business Loan Options

The Federal Small Business Administration (SBA) does not directly fund loans. They are a government agency guarantor for loans that are made by the lending agency. Read more

Loan Qualification

Can I Qualify for a Loan? Whether you’re applying for a micro-loan, SBA loan, or traditional bank loan, there are factors that improve your ability to obtain financing. Read more

ABCs of Borrowing

All businesses, no matter what size, need to raise money at some time. Small business owners may be able to dip into their personal savings or borrow money from friends. Read more