Call (850) 873-4927to Apply for a Business Loan
To improve your chances for loan approval, consider the following:
Capacity – Make sure your business plan demonstrates your business’ ability to pay back the loan.
Capital – To receive a loan, you will need to provide some capital as laws prohibit us from lending 100% of start-up or acquisition costs. This may come from deposits, an equity loan against your personal residence, or money from other sources.
Collateral – What collateral do you have to enhance your credit? If the collateral is property, the loan request cannot exceed 80% of the property’s value. Other types of collateral may consist of equipment, vehicle(s) and other business assets.
Conditions – Be prepared to demonstrate there is a market for your business based on the following: the local, regional and national economy, the type of business and competitiveness of the business along with your experience in the specific industry and in managing a business.
Character – Along with the general impression you make on your lender this will include your educational and business background and a check of your credit score. It is important to manage your personal credit well.
BEFORE APPLYING FOR A LOAN, ASK YOURSELF THESE QUESTIONS:
Am I committed to making my business succeed?
Am I providing a viable service or product despite the competition?
Have I researched and evaluated my competition?
Is my business in compliance with all local, state, & federal regulations?
A business loan must be secured by real estate.