We wrote this article for small business proprietors in Port Heiden, Alaska who are interested in getting debt financing.
SBA Lenders for Port Heiden Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Port Heiden, Alaska that have provided SBA loans to Port Heiden businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Port Heiden Business Loan Advice
Before reaching out to lenders to get a bank loan, you will need to have a specific plan.
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.
Having a 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 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 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 you sit down to talk with a small business 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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