Check the web site of any bank these days, click on Small Business, and you'll find a range of services that you may not have realized are part of a bank's offerings. Banks have been providing some of these services to businesses for decades. Others, particularly those driven by technology, are new. Here's a run through of some of those services, from availability of capital to management services. These services are all packaged to help small- to medium-sized business succeed.

It takes money to make money is cliché but true. All businesses need access to capital to run their operations. That is certainly true for small to medium-sized companies. Where's the capital to come from "” particularly for a starting business with little or no collateral? Fortunately, we are in a period that favors a growing business's access to capital.

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