6 Tips for Getting a Small Business Loan



















Getting a small business loan can be challenging. If you want one of these coveted loans, you need to be well informed and then use that information wisely to improve your odds. If you’re willing to do things most advantageously, your odds of success will go up dramatically.

Use these 6 tips to secure your small business loan today:

  1. Keep your day job (initially). Lenders today want to see a secondary source of income, ideally one that is capable of repaying the loan. If your only source of income is going to be the business for which you are seeking the loan, it’s going to be a tough sell right now. Keep your job, at least until after you’ve gotten the loan.
  1. Have some collateral. Be prepared to have liens placed against any significant assets you may have. It’s more difficult to get a loan if you have few assets. If you don’t have a lot of assets, it simply means the other parts of the process will have a greater significance. If you have a good idea and the expertise to make it work, you’ll find someone willing to help.
  1. Maintain excellent records. The single-page application is rarely found in today’s economy. You’ll need a lot of qualifying information just to apply. You may as well have hard copies of everything ready to go. This includes income tax information, pay stubs from your current job, verification of assets, and more.
  1. Have a business plan ready. Having a solid business plan helps to put the lender’s mind at ease. Include all the information related to how the business will operate, the people involved in the running of the business, their experience, and reasonable income projections. Remember, lenders see business plans every day; if your projections are unreasonable, they’ll know it, and your credibility will be shot.
  1. Appear respectable. Your prospective lender will certainly crunch a lot of numbers during the decision-making process. However, there is also subjective evaluation going on as well. Your lender will be questioning whether or not they believe you’re the type of person likely to repay your loan. They will also try to figure out if you’re the type of person capable of turning a loan into a stream of income. Your education, experience, and references will all be considered.
  1. Ensure your credit is solid. Your credit history is a very important part of the loan application process. Be aware of everything in your credit report, both the good and the bad. If there are any mistakes to your detriment, have them corrected before filling out the loan application. In addition, do everything you can to repair negative information, too.

As with many things, the devil is in the details. Following the above tips is not a guarantee that your application will be approved, but it will greatly increase your odds of success. Take the time to put the odds in your favor. Getting a small business loan might not be easy, but it can be done!

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As one of the nation’s most acclaimed OB/GYN physicians and surgeons, Board-certified Obstetrician and Gynecologist Dr. Drai is also a nationally recognized best-selling author, speaker, medical business consultant and media personality. Dr. Drai is also Founder and Chief Medical Advisor of and shares his medical knowledge via YouTube channel “Medical T.” With his credentials, acclaimed larger-than-life “bedside manner,” it’s no wonder that the doctor is renowned as “America's OBGYN.” Known for his big personality and business acumen, Dr. Drai has turned his wisdom into an online training program such as “Medical Moguls Academy” where he coaches doctors how to monetize their medical expertise and turn their purpose into profit. Transitioning from academic medicine to boutique medicine, Dr. Drai is the owner of Amare Concierge, the new standard of healthcare for women.

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