Do you need a loan to hire new employees, buy equipment, or expand your business? Do you need help finding a loan provider? Or are you overwhelmed by the options?

BlueVine BlueVine is an online fintech company that serves SMBs. BlueVine helped over 200,000 small business owners since 2013.

OnDeck OnDeck helps small businesses grow and succeed. OnDeck has lent $13 billion to small businesses since 2006.

Live Oak Live Oak wants to be America's small business bank, so it's no surprise they made the list. North Carolina's Live Oak Bank was founded in 2005.

Lendio Lendio is an online marketplace for small business loans. It was founded in 2011 and is based in Utah.

SmartBiz Since 2009, SmartBiz has served 20,000 small businesses. Their network has processed 10% of the country's SBA 7(a) loans under $350,000.

Kiva Kiva provides microloans to low-income entrepreneurs and students. Kiva was founded in San Francisco in 2005 to help underserved communities.

In coming up with this list, I looked at a wide number of small business lenders including banks, online marketplaces, the Small Business Administration (SBA), and even not-for-profit lenders.