Compare Small Business Loans

If you’re looking for a small business loan, it’s best to shop around to get the best rates and terms. Our comparison tool will help you find the best deals for financing your business.

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What We Can Do for You

We’ve done the research for you. Whether you’re a new entrepreneur applying for your first loan or a seasoned business owner applying for an SBA loan, our guides and reviews will help you find the best financing for your business.

Who Has the Best Small Business Loans?


Picking the right loan for your business is critical to your success. We’ve evaluated what types of loans and lenders generally offer the best interest rates.


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Type of LenderAnnual Interest Rates
Large National Banks2.24-4.77%
Small National and Regional Banks2.86-5.43%
Online/Alternative Lenders5.49-66.57%

Getting Your First Business Loan?

If you’re applying for your first business loan, our guides will help through the process, from figuring out what type of funding you need to getting approved for a loan.

Types of Small Business Financing

There are a variety of financing products beyond traditional loans. Our guides break down these products and explain when and why you’d want to apply for each.

Find the Best Small Business Loans

Shopping around to get the best loan offers can be time-consuming. To help you out, we’ve put together a list of top picks of small business financing for all types of businesses and needs.

SBA & Government Loans

Government loans offer some of the best financing for small businesses in the U.S. Learn more about these competitive loan programs, including which one is the right fit for your business and how to apply.

Average Small Business Loan Amount in 2018: Across Banks and Alternative Lenders

The average loan extended to U.S. businesses in quarter four of 2017 was $663,000. Click to read how we got those numbers and about other...

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Small Business Loan Reviews

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