Small Business Loans to Help Reach Your Business Goals

If you are just getting started in your business, or have been in it for only a short time, there are probably times when the need for money can be critical. If you are like most new small business owners, you have probably gone through your own savings, and maybe even those of friends and family members. Unfortunately, you might still be finding yourself short of cash. What do you do? The good news is that there are still numerous sources of small business loans for your business. All you need to know is where to look and how to ask. A situation like this is why this article was created.

A Look at Where You Are?

The first thing you need to do to get yourself out of this situation is to determine to as accurate an extent as possible where you are. You will need to determine what cash you have already, how much you need, and how much you owe to whom. This might seem easy enough to determine, but most people don’t have any idea of these issues. In fact, this is one of the primary reasons small business people are turned down for loans.

Next, you need to determine the options you have available for where to get the loans you need. A great place to start is SCORE (Service Corps of Retired Executives). SCORE is an excellent resource for business people who are in need of management advice. It is made up of retired senior executives who have faced money management issues, some a lot more complex than the one you have. They can point you toward business loan sources such as banks and other financial institutions, as well as introduce you to the ramifications of borrowing money such as providing you with a guide to lowering your business taxes.

Another resource for your business loan portfolio is Billry: Bill Management Store, which is a website that provides tools to help you better manage your bills. This is an important part of convincing someone that they should give you a small business loan. Not having a handle on your bill situation is a serious red flag for loan officers. On the other hand, being able to prove that you know what your debts are is a signal that you are in control of your financial resources.

Options. Options. Options.

If there is one thing that is not usually apparent when looking for money for a small business, it’s the fact that there are actually many places where you can ask. There are government sources such as the Small Business Administration and many others. And don’t be afraid or ashamed to ask. Loaning you money is the reason that people like this are in business. It might take a while, due to certain conditions, for you to get the loan you want, but chances are good that you will find it. The biggest step is to look and act like a professional, and ask. Even more important is that you keep asking, regardless of how many people have turned you down.

It is important for you to understand that in a very real sense, lenders will provide you with all of the information that they require to give you a loan. All you need to do is to complete their requirements and look good.


So, you have completed all of these steps, What is the next step in getting the small business loan you desire? Ask. Yes. That’s it. Just ask. As was stated before loan officers and others of their sort are in the business of lending money to people just like you. You can rest assured that there are many others who have approached the same people before you, and still more will come after, but with a professional approach and a willingness to listen and play by their rules, there is a good chance that you will be one of the fortunate few that will walk out of that financial institution with a check in hand ready to conquer your business world.

Adam Hansen

Adam is a part time journalist, entrepreneur, investor and father.