Steps toward Small Business Loans

Small Business Loans

Today we will be discussing the steps necessary to get small business loans. In short, the process begins with a serious self-assessment of yourself and your company. It moves on to preparing your finances and credit for borrowing. It ends with your application being accepted and funds disbursed. This is the ideal process, in brief. We’ll discuss this a bit further, in today’s article.

Self-Assessment: You will want to collect all the credit reports for yourself and your company. Make sure there are no negative items. Having negative items on your credit report will often disqualify you completely, especially if they are major missed payments, such as house payments. The lender officer will be trying to get a feel for your character, as well as your credit.

Prepare Your Finances and Credit: The next step is to prepare your personal finances, as well as credit. Most major banks like to see new startup ventures that are backed by solid personal income. This means you should have a clear plan that allows your future company to cover your loan payments. However, you should also have that ability yourself. If you see any errors on your credit report, you should try to correct those.

The final step in acquiring small business loans is to apply. You’ll want to gather all your financial documents and then contact the lending department at the banks you’ve selected to apply at. They may have additional criteria not listed here, since each bank has its own policies

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Steps toward Small Business Loans was last modified: November 10th, 2011 by Amit Kraidman
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