If you are hoping to get a small business loan and your business is based in Portola, California, we've assembled a list of local small business banks that you should contact.
Local Portola Lending Resources
Without further adieu, here's our list of small business banks in Portola.
|Small Business Bank
||Recent SBA Loans
|Bank Of America
|Bank of the West
Banks that Lend to Portola Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Portola, California that have provided SBA loans to Portola businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Portola Bank Loan Tips
Prior to meeting with banks to discuss getting a bank loan, you will need to determine exactly what size loan you will be asking for.
You need to be able to clearly explain your business, explain how much you want to borrow, describe what the money will finance, and show how you intend to to pay the loan back to the bank.
A well-defined business plan is is critically important. If the money 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 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 to guarantee the loan with your personal assets, such as stocks and bonds that you might own or life insurance policies. 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 the banks in our list participate in the financial assistance programs available through the SBA. 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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