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Thinking About a Business Loan? Answer These Questions

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There may come a time when your business requires additional capital. While there are many ways to seek funding, a business loan is often the best. With so many products to choose from – and hundreds of lenders offering them – you won’t struggle to find something that suits your requirements.

Since taking out a business loan is such a big decision, it’s important to answer a variety of questions before pushing forward. Here are seven that you should address early on:

•    Why are you interested in applying for a business loan? How are you going to use the money?
•    What type of business loan is right for your company at the present time?
•    How much money are you going to borrow?
•    Do you have a lender in mind, or are you willing to consider a large network of financial institutions?
•    What’s most important to you in a business loan? Term? Rate? Some other factor?
•    Are you okay with the fact that your loan may not close for several weeks or longer?
•    Do you have a plan in place for repaying the money in a timely manner?

These are not the only questions to answer as you consider a business loan, but focusing on these upfront will give you a better understanding of the industry and what makes the most sense for you.

If you’re struggling to answer these questions, among any others, you can do two things:

•    Search online for additional information
•    Contact several lenders direct to search for answers and collect more information

As you learn more about the products that are available and lenders you can work with, your situation will become clear. It’s at that point that you can decide what will put your business in the best financial spot moving forward.

Do you have any experience borrowing in the form of a business loan? What questions did you find most important to answer?

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Comments 1

Frank on Thursday, 21 March 2019 11:34

I took out a small business loan last year, and shopped around for almost 3 months. There are so many providers out there, it is worth the time and money to reach out to as many providers as possible.

I took out a small business loan last year, and shopped around for almost 3 months. There are so many providers out there, it is worth the time and money to reach out to as many providers as possible.
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