These materials were prepared for small business owners in Folkston, Georgia who are interested in getting a small business loan.
Local Folkston Lending Resources
Without further adieu, here's our list of small business banks in Folkston.
Business Loan Providers for Folkston Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Folkston, Georgia that have provided SBA loans to Folkston businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Tips for Getting a Business Loan in Folkston
As a prerequisite to contacting lenders to get a bank loan, you will need to develop the specifics of your loan request.
You need to be able to clearly explain your business, explain how much you want to borrow, walk the banker through the planned use of proceeds, and show your ability to pay the loan back to the lender.
Being able to present a well-written business plan is essential. If the money is to for an existing business, you should also have financial statements covering the last three years. In addition, you should itemize what collateral you have available to guarantee the loan. Collateral is relevant because banks always
want to be prepared for a worst-case scenario in which cash flow from the business does not meet your projections.
If the business has few assets, you will likely be asked to secure the business with your personal assets, such as your individual retirement account or pension plan. The banks will look at your personal credit report in any case, so hopefully you have good credit history
-- you may want to get a copy of your credit history prior to meeting with the banker.
Many of the banks in our list participate in the financial assistance programs available through the SBA. Before you sit down to talk with a small business banker, you may want to do your homework on SBA loans programs to see if you qualify. SBA 7(a) loans, SBA 504 loans and SBA disaster assistance loans may be available to you.
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