Date Added: Aug 2010
Start-ups and small businesses have traditionally had difficulty raising capital through outside sources and, for new companies, the chances of getting a bank loan is close to zero. Most banks today won't even consider lines of credit or loans for companies that have been in business less than 3-5 years. Start-ups haven't built up adequate credit history and banks are just not willing to give money to companies with no credit history. Without adequate money coming in, it is difficult for a small business to maintain payroll and pay its bills.