How To Get Funding For Your Small Business

There are many ways to obtain funding for your small business. It is a synergetic relationship when you find a credible lender to furnish you with a loan, they are repaid plus interest, and your company moves into even greater earning capacity. Here are a few tips on how to get funding and prepare for a loan application.

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Clear Any Tax Issues Your Business Might Have

It is crucial to resolve any past-due payments or open taxation liens before you apply for funding. These can stand in the way of your loan approval. If you are in a hurry to get the loan money deposited into your account, having any outstanding issues of this nature could lead to an extended delay or even a refusal. Set your credit record straight before applying for a loan and make sure you have no tax obligations.

Use Your People Skills

There’s no denying that a charm offensive can pay off big dividends when it comes to meeting your loan officer. If you can develop a good relationship with the person who will be signing over the cash payment to you, it could even lead to a beneficial long-term relationship. Don’t think that your loan officer has no influence with the underwriters. If the first person you speak to is impressed by you as an individual, it could go a long way to swaying them into a quick, favorable decision.

Deal With Your DSCR

DSCR stands for Debt Service Coverage Ratio. If all your business debt is paid off and you have concentrated on increasing your business’s net operative income, this is what companies that provide funding for small businesses look for. You can also ensure your company cuts back on net operating expenses. If you are in any doubt as to whether your loan will be approved, work out the minimum funding you need and apply for that amount only.

Look At The Risks

When you understand how a lender views the risks attached to funding your business, you will have a better idea of how to go about circumventing them. This is called a business risk profile. When you have a firm grasp of anything that might negatively impact your loan application, you can discuss them with the lender before they make a decision to help clarify any doubts they might have.

Form An LLC Or Corporation

If you form an LLC (limited liability company) or corporation, it will help you to build up your business’s financial records and credit. This separation will be an asset when you want to apply for small business funding. When you have segregated your personal finances from those of your business, it will be faster to be approved for a loan. Choosing the right business entity for your company will also protect your assets.

Deciding to get funding for your business, and applying for a loan is easy when you have done your homework.

Dragan Sutevski

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Dragan Sutevski is a founder and CEO of Sutevski Consulting, creating business excellence through innovative thinking. Get more from Dragan on Twitter. Contact Dragan