These materials were prepared for entrepreneurs in Chester, California who are interested in getting a small business loan.
Local Chester Lenders
To help you learn more about local small business lenders, here's our list of small business banks in Chester.
|Small Business Bank
||Recent SBA Loans
|Bank of America NT & SA
Other Lending Resources for Chester Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Chester, California that have provided SBA loans to Chester businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Tips for Getting a Business Loan in Chester
Before contacting lenders to get a bank loan, you will need to determine exactly what size loan you will be asking for.
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 essential. If the financing is to for a company that is already doing 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, you will likely be asked to to guarantee the loan with your personal assets, such as stocks and bonds that you might own or life insurance policies. 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 get up to speed 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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