We wrote this article for small business proprietors in Iona, Minnesota who are interested in getting a bank loan.
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This is a list of banks outside of Iona, Minnesota that have provided SBA loans to Iona businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Iona Business Loan Advice
Prior to meeting with lenders for a loan, you will need to have a specific plan.
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 how you plan to pay the loan back to the lender.
Having a business plan is an important prerequisite. If the financing is to for an existing business, you should also have financial statements covering the last three years. Bankers will also want to know what collateral you have available to secure the loan. Collateral is relevant because banks always
want to be prepared for a worst-case scenario in which you cannot repay the loan.
If the business has few assets, the bank may ask you to to to guarantee the loan with your personal assets, such as the equity in your home. The banks will check on your personal credit history 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 are SBA lenders. 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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