Getting a Business Loan

Getting a Business Loan

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Every day, Main Street businesses wrestle with the challenge of finding the cash to finance growth or use as working capital. The local banker often wants a credit score of 720, three or more years in business, and a fat savings account. No wonder local bankers approve only 10% of loan applications. Getting a Business Loan: Financing Your Main Street Business shares something your local banker might not want you to knowa€”small business owners have options. And this book describes those alternative lending sources in detail, as well as traditional sources of funding like banks and credit unions. Half of all business startups dona€™t make past their fifth birthdaya€”and often because they cana€™t find the financing required to sustain their operations. Whether you own a small restaurant, a bicycle shop, a hardware store, a small manufacturing company, or a service business, Getting a Business Loan offers easy-to-understand descriptions of loan options that can keep you going, as well as practical advice on where to look for money and how to apply. What would you do with an extra $40, 000? Expand your restaurant? Hire a new employee to fulfill a new contract? Buy a needed piece of equipment? Getting a Business Loan will: Detail how bankers look at you and your loan application Explain the menu of non-bank financing options available to business owners, like asset-based lending, factoring, merchant cash advance, local a€œhard money, a€ and more Show how to locate potential lenders via the Internet and other means Show how to prepare before you visit the lender or fill out an application Main Street businesses arena€™t limited by the local banka€™s footprint any more. There are people and institutions all across the country that lend money to small business owners. If you want to find the money you need to strengthen and expand your business, Getting a Business Loan will show you how. What youa€™ll learn How to speak to your banker about a loan The different types of loans available at your local bank or credit union How to qualify for an SBA loan Alternative financing options, where to find them, and how to apply Using the Internet to find money for your business What to do if you dona€™t qualify Options for business owners in dire straits Who this book is for Getting a Business Loan is for the 7 million+ Main Street business owners with fewer than 100 employees, the backbone of the American economy. Table of Contents Building a Relationship with Your Bank: Date Before You Marry A Visit to the Bank: Popping the Question Keep Your Relationship with the Bank Personal: When the Honeymoon is Over Getting the Right Bank Loan: My Porridge Is Too Hot! Navigating the Maze of the SBA: Are We There Yet? Angels, Venture Capital and the Myth of the Shark Tank The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow: There are Options Asset-based Lending: Need a New Piece of Equipment? Factoring: Tap Your Accounts Receivable Real Estate Loans : Location, Location, Location Merchant Cash Advances : Credit or Debit? They Call It a Credit Card for a Reason: Dona€™t Leave Home Without It Peer-to-Peer Loans: Brother, Can You Spare a Dime? Business Acquisition Loans: I Need Money Now Before the Opportunity Slips Away Franchises: Therea€™s a Loan for That Startup Funding: Crawl, Walk, Run Crisis Borrowing: Help! WOSB and other Loans: Ita€™s No Longer a Mana€™s World Small Business: The Backbone of AmericaIs the bank on the SBAa#39;s current list of top small business lenders? Information on the top SBA lenders in the country is available from the Small Business Administration, 4 which also provides a downloadable PDF of the top lenders in every state.5 Goodman and ... ita#39;s not unreasonable to expect the banker or loan officer to be able to answer your industry-specific banking questions, as ... 4http:// 7a-lendersanbsp;...

Title:Getting a Business Loan
Author:Ty Kiisel
Publisher:Apress - 2013-11-05


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