Small businesses looking to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs’ excellent rates and terms face what is often a complex and confusing application process. We’ll go over the minimum FICO score SBA loan requirements for each type of SBA loan and what you can do if you don’t think you’ll qualify.
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The EIDL is a low-interest, long-term loan for small business owners that have been impacted by COVID. These loans offer low, fixed rates and repayment terms up to 30 years. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees, certain nonprofits, and agricultural businesses can apply and be approved if they meet all criteria set by the SBA.
Your original business plan may not have called for seeking a same-day business loan from an alternative lender, but, as you know, things happen. You may not have planned for certain challenges, but when the unexpected happens, it’s possible to get a quick business loan — perhaps even a same-day business loan. Read on for a look at the most reputable same-day lenders.
Seed funding can be any amount of money, from any source, that helps move a business from the conceptual phase to the implementation phase. Seed funding is typically a small amount of money relative to the scope of the business proposal and often comes from personal sources like family and friends.
You will need to apply for forgiveness through the lender that serviced your PPP loan, not the SBA itself. To do this, you’ll need to submit one of the three available forgiveness application forms, depending on your circumstances: SBA Form 3508, SBA Form 3508S, or SBA Form 3508EZ.
If you need a way to cover gaps in cash flow while waiting for your loan disbursement, which can take weeks to receive, there’s an option called a commercial bridge loan. Bridge loans are handy for several types of situations but remember that the terms are short and interest rates are high, so make sure this is really the option for you.
Don’t Want (Or Were Denied) An EIDL Or PPP Loan? Here Are Your Best Small Business Loan Alternatives
The PPP and EIDL programs have distributed a massive amount of funding to struggling businesses in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. However, many businesses have been unable to secure funding from these programs despite applying when directed and meeting all the relevant qualifications. Whatever the reason, there are business owners out there in need of funding that have not been served by the PPP or EIDL programs. That’s why we’ve set out to highlight other lending options — both public and private — that are currently available to small businesses.
Small Business Riot Damage Relief: What To Expect & How Your Small Business Might Be Able To Get Assistance
The question of who pays for damage following riots is often a tricky one. Business owners generally have several avenues to pursue: insurance, government aid, and/or private support through loans or donations. Success in these avenues can vary wildly from business to business, however. Read on for a look at the history of rioting in America and how small businesses can recoup losses from riot-based damage.
Computers, IT equipment, and related items pose unique issues for businesses trying to decide whether to lease or buy. Tech equipment becomes obsolete more quickly than almost any other type of equipment, making it a poor long-term investment. At the same time, many businesses need to keep their tech hardware up-to-date in order to remain competitive. Should you buy or lease your tech equipment? Read on.
Starting any business can be challenging, but the quick growth and turnaround times commonly associated with entrepreneurial ventures come with their own particular set of challenges. You’re entering a fast-paced and cutthroat segment of the economy with both high risks and high rewards. To start your journey as an up and coming entrepreneur, you’ll need to take stock of your financing options.