The graph below was created using Google’s graph tools.
The vertical bar graph shows whether small companies have used bank loans, trade credit, both bank loans and trade credit, or neither as a source of financing.
The data in the graph is from a study done by Rebel Cole for the US Small Business Administration. The study can be read by clicking here (PDF file).
Data shown in the graph should be of interest to small companies in comparing their financing to other small companies. The study has analysis on company characteristics related to financing choices.