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Small Business Loan Requirements

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After
researching products or services, you may have finally hit on a great business
idea. Now, how are you going to get your business started? It’s likely you’ll
need some office equipment, a website and a Florida business
insurance
policy but you might also need funding. One of the best places to
get funding is through a bank, but in the current lending climate that can be
easier said than done. Use these helpful tips to prepare beforehand when
applying for a new business loan.

·
Prepare
a business plan. Whether or not you need funding to get your business off the
ground, you should have a business plan. Business plans provide direction for
new businesses, and help to ensure you have taken into account all the aspects
of running your new business. Detailed business plans provide banks with
information identifying how your business will profit and succeed.

·
You
are one step ahead if you have experience in the product or service you are
making or selling. Experience makes banks feel secure that you have the
knowledge and skills to be a profitable business. Adding other qualified
employees or managers to your team might also be of assistance when looking for
a loan.

·
Expect
to offer the bank proof of assets or collateral. In other words, you may need a
secured loan to remove some of the risks the bank is taking by loaning you
money.

·
Get
your personal or business credit rating in great shape before applying for a
bank loan.

Don’t
underestimate the need to demonstrate that you are a responsible businessowner. Be armed with knowledge about your tax and record keeping obligations
and the types of Florida business
insurance
you’ll need to protect your investment.

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