Choosing a lender for your small business is one of the most important decisions you’ll have to make as an entrepreneur. The growth and stability of your company may depend on your decision. When done right, your choice will involve much more than getting access to capital. A good lender not only will provide you all the information you need in a transparent and honest way; he will also provide you with ongoing assistance, tools, and resources to improve your financial performance and promote your growth. He has to be familiar with your industry and the peculiarities of your business. In other words, the right lender is a business partner and an ally on your way to success.