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Expand Your Small Business With These Tips

Expand Your Small Business With These Tips
February 23
09:11 2016

Looking to grow your business? If you’re ready to take your small business to the next level, follow these tips on getting business expansion funding:

 

Understand the requirements.

Many banks and lenders have complex, drawn-out processes in order to get a loan, so wasting time applying for one that’s not a good fit for your company is not a good idea. Instead, research each company and the application process prior to applying so you know what to expect. Get a better understanding of what financial metrics each lender uses to make its decision, so you know how your company stacks up against what they’re looking for.

Make a good first impression.

Have the information and documents that the lender needs ready to go when they need them. This shows that you’re organized, prepared, and eager to get the loan, so lenders will have a better first impression of you that perhaps will impact their decision.

 

Borrow the least you can.

Don’t borrow more than you actually need. Doing so will put you on track to follow a vicious debt cycle with lenders that will leave your business in a bad financial situation. Also, use borrowing as a last resort. Try to first think of other ways you can boost your cash flow to earn the money you need to expand and avoid adding debt to your company.

 

Be specific.

Lenders don’t want to hear vague explanations for how the money will be used, so be as specific as possible when describing your plans. Detail how you will use the money, during what time frame, and when you expect to see a return on the loan. This will show lenders that you’ve planned ahead and are well aware of how to move forward if and when you receive the money.

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