The Best Lenders for Small Business Loans in 2021

Feb 7, 2020

The Best Lenders for Small Business Loans in 2021

Finding the best lender is like digging through a bag of trail mix. You have to dodge a lot of mediocre alternatives to obtain the M&Ms. But the decadent, chocolatey reward is oh-so-worth the effort.

Instead of helping you sift through a bag of dried fruits and nuts, we’ve decided to comb through the pack and pull out all of the M&Ms for you (aren’t we sweet?). In this guide, we’re going to cover the best lenders for small business loans. Not the maybe-you-should-consider or might-have-potential lenders—we’ve only included the best-of-the-best.

Because you don’t really want to sort through a bunch of subpar options. You want the cream of the crop. We get it—that’s why our list is short and sweet.

Before we dive into the best lenders, let’s take a second to explain how to choose the best lenders and what makes a lender the “best.”

About the Author


Jesse Sumrak

Jesse Sumrak is a Social Media Manager for SendGrid, a leading digital communication platform. He's created and managed content for startups, growth-stage companies, and publicly-traded businesses. Jesse has spent almost a decade writing about small business and entrepreneurship topics, having built and sold his own post-apocalyptic fitness bootstrapped startup. When he's not dabbling in digital marketing, you'll find him ultrarunning in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado. Jesse studied Public Relations at Brigham Young University.

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