We wrote this article for small business proprietors in Elberta, Alabama who are interested in getting debt financing.
Local Elberta Lending Resources
Without further adieu, here's our list of small business banks in Elberta.
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SBA Lenders for Elberta Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Elberta, Alabama that have provided SBA loans to Elberta businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Elberta Business Loan Advice
As a prerequisite to contacting banks for a loan, you will need to have a specific plan.
You need to be able to clearly introduce your business to the banker, explain how much you want to borrow, define how the money will be used, and show how you plan to pay the money back to the bank.
Having a business plan is is critically important. If the loan 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 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 pledge 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 these banks participate in the financial assistance programs available through the SBA. Before meeting with the 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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