- Full Description
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 knowsmall 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 dont make past their fifth birthdayand often because they cant 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 hard money, 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
What youll 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 dont 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
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: Dont 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: Theres a Loan for That
- Startup Funding: Crawl, Walk, Run
- Crisis Borrowing: Help!
- WOSB and other Loans: Its No Longer a Mans World
- Small Business: The Backbone of America
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