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Sarah George

Staff Writer, Small Business Loans
Ribbon EXPERTISE
  • Small business loans
  • Bad credit loans
  • Debt management
  • Interest rate trends
Education EDUCATION
  • Bachelor of Science in English Education, Pensacola Christian College

Sarah George is a freelance writer who loves helping small business owners understand the complexities of getting a business loan. She believes that effective financial and debt management opens doors for small businesses to thrive in a changing economy.

Over the last four years, Sarah has written hundreds of articles about banking, insurance and general finance. While writing in these spaces, she made it her goal to point out privacy concerns and protections for banking products aimed at children. She also loved highlighting the nuances of insurance coverage so that the average consumer could understand what circumstances qualified for an insurance claim.

Sarah has been featured in various publications, including CBS, CNET, Nasdaq and Finder. She holds an English Education degree from Pensacola Christian College and is a Certified Educator in Personal Finance. In her downtime, Sarah enjoys hiking, disc golf and playing board games with friends and family.

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Sarah wants you to know

A business loan is an essential tool for growth or covering cash flow gaps. There’s no one-size-fits-all option, and some types of loans can be used for the same purpose as another. Business term loans can be used to expand, buy equipment or nearly any other defined purpose. Business lines of credit are great for recurring needs like everyday expenses, and they tend to have loose requirements to qualify. But bad credit borrowers have options too, as long as they find the right lender and show they can repay the loan.

Sarah George’s recommended readings

Business owners take control of their lending experience by asking questions. Don’t hesitate to ask about conventional and alternative loans, how repayments work and all the details about any fees you’ll pay.

— Sarah George

Sarah's latest articles

  • Fundbox

    Backd is an online lender that offers fast, short-term loans to business owners with a credit score of 600 and above. Our Backd small business loans review has all the details.

    Jun 12, 2024
  • Huntington National Bank

    Founded in 1866, Huntington National Bank is a regional bank with branches in 12 states. It offers business loans, including term loans, lines of credit and asset-based financing. The chain is also a top national issuer of SBA loans.

    Jun 04, 2024
  • 1West Finance

    1West Finance is an online loan marketplace offering six main business loans from over 50 lenders. Its choices include loans for working capital, real estate, equipment and accounts receivable financing.

    May 08, 2024