This article is written specifically for entrepreneurs in Graceville, Florida who are interested in getting a small business loan.
Local Graceville Lenders
To help you learn more about local small business lenders, here's our list of small business banks in Graceville.
Other Lending Resources for Graceville Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Graceville, Florida that have provided SBA loans to Graceville businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Tips for Getting a Business Loan in Graceville
As a prerequisite to contacting lenders to discuss getting 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 how you plan to pay the loan back to the lender.
A well-defined business plan is is critically important. If the bank loan is to for a going concern, 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 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 your individual retirement account or pension plan. 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 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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