Few entrepreneurs are aware of the benefits and opportunities available through the SBA. There are few resources available to guide entrepreneurs through the process. “Approved” was written to fill that gap by providing a step-by-step guide to the SBA loan approval. Applying for a business loan can be difficult, time intensive and expensive, but it doesn’t have to be. “Approved” was written to provide a straightforward road map to obtain approval. After finishing “Approved”, you will be able to highlight strengths (and mitigate weaknesses) from a lender’s perspective, provide a simple business plan identifying how the business will be profitable for the long term, and accurately prepare a business loan application that can be immediately submitted through underwriting unlike most business applications submitted.