These materials were prepared for entrepreneurs in Bono, Arkansas who are interested in getting a bank loan.
Other Lending Resources for Bono Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Bono, Arkansas that have provided SBA loans to Bono businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Bono Business Loan Advice
Prior to reaching out to lenders to discuss getting a bank 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 intend to to pay the loan back to the lender.
A well-defined business plan is an important prerequisite. If the money is to for an existing business, you should also have financial statements covering the last three years. You will also need to discuss 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 cash flow from the business does not meet your projections.
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 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 read up on 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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