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Everything You Need to Know About the SBA’s 7(a) Loan

There are several financing options that a young tech company might find useful. The most common of these is the standard 7(a) SBA loan. Let’s review how it works and break down the details.

A Sustainable Way Forward for Online Lending

Federal Reserve Bank of New York released findings from its 2016 small business credit survey. One of the big takeaways? Small businesses really don’t like online lenders.

Funding Checklist: Documents for Securing a Traditional SMB Bank Loan

We outline the most common documents banks require for securing a traditional bank loan. Thinking about getting an SMB bank loan? This checklist will help.

4 Alternative Loan Categories for SMBs

Alternative lenders have transformed the lending environment for SMB borrowers. New financing products are better structured for SMBs and can deliver capital more quickly, enabling entrepreneurs to stay focused on growing their businesses.

5 Debt Funding Options for Your SaaS Company

Looking to grow your startup but unsure of the best way to secure funding? Here are 5 great debt funding alternatives to VC.

The Pros and Cons of Alternative Startup Financing Options

There are many alternative financing options for early-stage tech startups. Here we review the pros and cons of the most common three.

3 Core Values We Believe in SMB Online Lending

Here are three core values that Lighter Capital believes in helping to drive the online lending industry forward. We call it Capital-as-a Service, a way of providing capital that better serves the entrepreneurs.