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A Guide to Business Loans

Self-Paced3 Course Hours | 12 Weeks
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A Guide to Business Loans


This completely online and self-paced one-module course utilizes Inc. Magazine's prize-winning editorial content to introduce basic concepts related to business financing, including how various loan products work, what to consider when assessing your business's financing needs, and how to navigate the application process. The focus is on providing practical, hands-on advice to entrepreneurs and small business people, including video segments and commentary from industry-leading practitioners and subject matter experts. The course also offers how-to lists and advice, interactive games, and review questions to ensure mastery of the material.

Included with your course is a six-month complimentary subscription to Inc. Magazine. Your subscription will start with the current issue. Inc. Magazine publishes 6 issues a year.


  • IACET CEUs: 0.3
    • HRCI Credits: 3


      • Mobile-friendly
      • Audio-enabled
      • Badge and credit-awarding
      • Fully accessible
      • Games & Flashcards
      • Expert-supported
      • Video content

      learning Outcomes

      • Explain why business loans are financial beneficial
      • Summarize reasons why a business might explore taking out a business loan
      • Identify and explain various financing options
      • Determine your business financing needs
      • Discuss the pros and cons of different financing options
      • Describe the loan application process
      • Articulate the importance of good credit and collateral
      • Outline reasons why loan applications are not approved
      • Discuss when to consider refinancing business loan debt

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