Biz2Credit Partners with StartupNation on Two eBooks; Will Provide Guidance on Raising Capital, Debt Financing, and Other Issues

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  • (1888PressRelease) August 27, 2010 - New York, NY - Startup Funding Success Guide Will Provide Strategies for Securing Funding.

    Fund Your Growth! Will Offer Prescriptions for Growth-Oriented Capital Needs

    Want to pursue your dream and start your own business but don't know where to go to get the capital you need to launch it? Biz2Credit, the number one credit resource for small businesses, and StartupNation, a leading online community and knowledge hub created by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs, have joined forces to produce two eBooks Startup Funding Success Guide and Fund Your Growth! on business financing.

    StartupNation and Biz2Credit have already collaborated to help entrepreneurs increase their odds of success in receiving debt financing through the matchmaking service, which pairs businesses in need with well-suited lenders online at

    But still, many entrepreneurs with solid business ideas don't have the knowledge or experience to know how to secure funding. Additionally, the owners of many small companies already in business may want to expand, but don't have the bandwidth to get up to speed on where they're most likely to find growth capital.

    With this in mind, Biz2Credit is partnering with StartupNation to develop two eBooks on how to secure funding in today's market. Startup Funding Success Guide, the eBook for new businesses, will provide the dos and don'ts and the practical and subtle aspects of successfully securing funding for start-ups. For established small businesses, the eBook, Fund Your Growth!, will break down the realities and provide a fund-raising prescription for their particular, growth-oriented capital needs.

    Among the topics detailed in the eBooks:
    • What are the top ten things I can do to position my business for fund-raising success?
    • Where can I find funding in a challenging economic environment?
    • Should I seek equity investment or debt financing?
    • How should I use my credit card as it relates to capital needs of the business?
    • What are the hot buttons when seeking money from angel investors?
    • How can I improve my credit score in order to get a better loan rate?
    • How many lending institutions should I contact when shopping for a small business loan?
    • What special programs are available for women and minority entrepreneurs?
    • What are the insiders' secrets to turning a group of investors into "influencers" who are committed to my success?

    For the past decade, Jeff and Rich Sloan, co-founders of StartupNation, have guided and advised thousands of new business owners through their nationally syndicated radio talk show, their award-winning Web site, and in their weekly online newsletter. They have partnered with Rohit Arora, co-founder and CEO of Biz2Credit, which connects small business owners with lenders, empowering them to effectively compete with big business, innovate their services and products, and grow their enterprises.

    "This eBook presents a master course in finance that is simple for a would-be entrepreneur or small business owner to easily navigate through the sometimes complicated process of securing funding to start or expand their companies," said Rohit Arora. "With our expertise and resources in debt financing and StartupNation's expertise in helping people transform their great ideas into viable businesses, the collaboration on these eBooks was a natural."

    "It's our job to give entrepreneurs the information and tools they need to start up and grow without having to 'fly blind' and experiment with costly, hit-and-miss tactics unnecessarily," says Rich Sloan, chief startupologist at StartupNation. "We've pooled the wisdom and insights in helping businesses get funded with Biz2Credit, the leader in matching entrepreneurs with viable debt financing. The result is the forthcoming set of extremely clear and practical guides for fundraising success."

    About Biz2Credit

    Founded in 2007, Biz2Credit ( connects small business owners with lenders and service providers, thus empowering them to effectively compete with big businesses, enhance their services and products and grow their enterprises. Biz2Credit matches small businesses with credit solutions based on online profiles that can be completed in less than five minutes in a safe, efficient, price-transparent environment. Its network consists of more than 25,000 users and 100+ lenders, as well as credit rating agencies such as Dun & Bradstreet, and major small business service providers including Dell.

    Biz2Credit was ranked among 100 top emerging companies in the U.S. by KPMG in 2008 and the top financing resource by Entrepreneur magazine in 2009. With over $300 million in funding and the company is recognized as the #1 credit resource for small businesses.

    About StartupNation

    StartupNation® ( provides over 175,000 pages of business advice, networking and key startup and growth services for millions of entrepreneurs annually. StartupNation is founded by entrepreneurs for entrepreneurs and provides everything needed to build a successful business, including pre-screened vendors of small business solutions, award-winning step-by-step advice, local networking, online interest groups, expert blogs, podcasts, webcasts, downloadable eBooks, and more. StartupNation is run by two of the nation's recognized experts in small business advice, Rich Sloan and Jeff Sloan. The Sloan brothers have funded their own ventures with tens of millions of dollars in debt and equity financing. They also have been hosts of a nationally syndicated call-in radio show also called StartupNation, as well as authors of the acclaimed how-to book, StartupNation: Open for Business, (2006, Doubleday) and hosts of the 2010 nationally aired Public Television special called, StartupNation: Open for Business.

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