9 Things You Must Do to Maximize Your Chances of Obtaining a Small Business Loan

To get approval for your small business loan application, you must be able to meet the lending criteria set down.  Some organizations are more risk averse than others and will therefore have more stringent criteria. To vastly increase your chances of a successful funding application, you will need to present the following information:

1. The reason for the loan.  The lender will be looking for something that fits within the normal range and expertise of your business.  The amount may cover several items, so you will need to cover each.

2. The amount required, and the repayment term of the small business loan you want.  (e.g., $10,000 term 5 years, payable quarterly).

3. Details of how you will repay the amount borrowed. For example: - From the increase in profits of reduced running costs

4. Details of security you will be able to offer to the lender.  This will act as reassurance for the lender. If you're not prepared to put up some aspect of security, then why should they?

5. You will need to include your business plan which will serve to answer essential questions relating to management capabilities, information about the market you operate in.  What kind of business you are in etc.

6. 3 Years financial statements.  You will need to present quality financial information from your accounting software, preferably signed off by your accountant or tax advisor.

7. Latest Set of Management accounts. Again, produced from your accounting software.

8. Accounts receivables (debtors) and payables (creditors) ageing reports.

9. Principals financial statements - Particularly required if some form of security is necessary.

If you are a new company, the emphasis is going to be on your business plan, and the security (also called collateral) you or your business can provide against the loan.

When you are ready to start expanding your business, Shore Funding Solutions will be here and ready to help. Apply with Shore Funding Solutions and allow us to find you the funds you need in just a few hours instead of banks that could wind up taking months.