Borrowing for Your Small Business
Preparation is Key
To be successful in obtaining a loan, you must be prepared and organized. Be ready to answer questions about your business, and be ready to highlight your financial performance. Having a good business plan and a loan proposal that has been carefully thought out can be very helpful. You must know exactly how much money your company needs, why you need it and how you will pay it back. Be prepared to explain (in some detail) why you need the money. Some key variables as to what kind of loan terms you can get are length of time in the business (your track record), and the amount needed in relation to the size of your company.
You want to include the following:
You may also be asked to supply additional supporting documentation. Bring your accountant if you need help.
You must also be able to show your lender that you and your business are a good credit risk. Most small businesses are closely tied to the know-how and overall character of the owner(s). Therefore, you need to make sure that you get your own financial records in order before asking a bank (or any lender) for money to operate your business.
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