Running your own business is a lot of work, much of it behind the scenes and totally unglamorous. It can also be hard work. Not only do you have the daily tasks of your work, but you also carry the emotional burden of making all the decisions. One decision that you might be considering right now is whether you should get a small business loan. Not every business qualifies for them, and of those that do, not all of them should get one. Before you make your decision, take time to learn everything you can about this financing option.
What Is A Small Business Loan?
Small business loans are funding options available to small business owners to use in support of their existing business. These loans come in various forms, with different rates and terms. There are so many to choose from because there are so many different situations that might find a business owner in need of small business capital or funding options. Small business loans are typically available through traditional lenders, but some small businesses may qualify for loans through the Small Business Administration.
What Are Their Benefits?
The major benefit of a small business loan is that it provides funding and capital when you need it. Not having to wait for sales to roll in before buying what you need is incredibly advantageous. Having a line of credit or available cash from a small business loan makes it possible to do the work of your business. If you have a business loan and you pay on time every month, it can also help boost your credit score.
Who Should Take One
Not everyone should apply for or take on a small business loan. Loans are not a solution for a business that is failing. If you’re not making ends meet and there is no obvious sign of that changing in the future, more debt (a loan) is not the solution. If, however, there is light at the end of the tunnel, your business is seasonal, and you need supplies as you ramp up and start working again, a small business loan is a viable solution. It is best to apply for the loan when you have solid credit and good cash flow, so getting the loan as a line of credit during your busy season and actually borrowing against it at the end of your off-season is your best course. Another scenario where a small business loan is a good solution is if you have a solid business (usually with at least two years of steady profits,) but you need to make a capital improvement like a new piece of equipment or additional space. Lenders need to be able to see that you will be able to pay off the loan.
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