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SBA Loan from Gulf Coast Bank Helps Convenience Stores Company

Gulf Coast Bank is a source for SBA loans that have lower down payments and longer repayment terms than many other financing options. To help you understand SBA loans, we've featured one Louisiana entrepreneur who tapped into the power of SBA loans.

This growing company received financial assistance through the SBA's lending programs back in 2003. They applied for an SBA loan with Gulf Coast Bank, out of Abbeville, Louisiana. The loan was granted and they received $75,000 to help grow their Lafayette, Louisiana business.

SBA Loan Borrower

COMPANY TYPE: CONVENIENCE STORES
LAFAYETTE, LA 70506

SBA Loan Lender

GULF COAST BANK
221 S STATE ST
ABBEVILLE, LA 70510

This loan was provided via the SBA's LowDoc (Low Documentation) program. For these loans, the SBA can guarantee up to 80 percent of the loan amount. More importantly, completed applications are processed quickly by the SBA, usually within two or three days, and the required documentation to get a loan is minimal.

SBA Loan Program Type

This loan was issued as a general business loan.

NAICS Code

445120 - Convenience Stores

Loan Approval Date

4/14/2003

Loan Approval Gross Amount

$75,000

Loan Approval from the SBA

Of the total $75,000 loan amount, the SBA guaranteed $63,750.

More Information on This SBA Loan

The borrower borrowed this money for a new business. This loan was not for a franchise. At the time of the loan, the company had 2 employees. The SBA loan documents did not indicate that the business planned to use the funding to increase staffing levels or retain any existing employees.

Next Steps for Getting an SBA Loan

The Small Business Administration (SBA) provides government-guaranteed loans designed to help small businesses that may not otherwise qualify for credit get the funds they need.

Wondering how to raise money quickly? With the SBA's Preferred Lenders Program, LowDoc Program, SBAExpress and CommunityExpress loan programs, an SBA loan can be approved and funded in two days. This company did everything right to get a $75,000 loan. It's not easy, but why not give getting an SBA loan of your own a try?

About This SBA Loan Information:

All SBA loan data displayed above comes from the government's publicly available SBA loan database. Information on this page is provided by the Gaebler.com news organization to inform business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs and others about SBA loan activity. LoanCensus.com does not assist businesses with obtaining SBA loans and was not involved in any way with this transaction. For additional information, see our Loan Information FAQ.

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