These materials were prepared for entrepreneurs in Independence, California who are interested in getting a bank loan.
Banks that Lend to Independence Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Independence, California that have provided SBA loans to Independence businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Tips for Getting a Business Loan in Independence
Before meeting with banks for a loan, you will need to develop the specifics of your loan request.
You need to be able to clearly introduce your business to the banker, explain how much you want to borrow, walk the banker through the planned use of proceeds, and show your ability to pay the money back to the bank.
A well-defined business plan is essential. If the financing is to for a going concern, you should also have financial statements covering the last three years. You will also need to discuss what collateral you have available to guarantee 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 secure the business with your personal assets, such as your individual retirement account or pension plan. The banks will look at your personal credit report 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 are SBA lenders. Before meeting with the 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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