This article is written specifically for small business owners in Winfield, Alabama who are interested in getting a bank loan.
Local Winfield Business Lenders
To help you learn more about local small business lenders, here's our list of small business banks in Winfield.
Lenders for Winfield Businesses
This is a list of banks outside of Winfield, Alabama that have provided SBA loans to Winfield businesses. Some of these may be national banks with local branch locations.
Winfield Business Loan Advice
Prior to meeting with lenders to get 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 plan to pay the loan back to the lender.
Being able to present a well-written 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. In addition, you should itemize 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 pledge 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 you sit down to talk with a small business banker, you may want to get up to speed 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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