All the big companies operating today did not start big. Small ventures when managed well go on to become big. Entrepreneurs who start small struggle with the funding issues. The cause of many people’s struggle is the fact that they have not been given full information on their options when it comes to getting capital for their ventures. Entrepreneurs should be keen when making the choice on where to get the funding from so that it will not be difficult for them later on.
It is possible to get government loans for start-up or growth of a small business. The money can be given out for various reasons including equipment refinancing, purchasing inventory, adding working capital, buying real estate and even acquisition of other ventures. Besides enjoying paying a low down payment, you can indicate a long repayment period so that you do not feel too much loss in repaying and the loans attract low-interest rates too. However, there are some cases where collateral is needed before loan approval. You will have to process a lot of paperwork before the loan is granted and the waiting period is long too.
If you are only interested in getting equipment to use in the company, you can apply specifically for equipment loan which can cater for all the costs involved. There are different kinds of machines which are essential to the operation of businesses including motor vehicles, computers as well as other types of machines without which the operations of the business will be interrupted. The loans can be processed within 2 days and the interest rate does not go above 30% in most cases. Many lenders set the repayment period based on the length the machine will be functioning.
For people who run separate business accounts, a business line credit can be extended by the primary bank. The good thing with such an account is that you will not be charged interest on money you have not used. If your customers pay through invoices, you can turn to invoice financing for an extra dime. You will have to hand over all your invoices to the lending institution which then proceeds to give you the money you need. When your customers pay, the lender keeps part of the money until the loan is fully settled. You will only be getting between 10%-50% of the payment coming to you depending on the terms you agree with the lender. The best thing is to walk into such deals fully aware of what is expected to happen. Need for finances in a short time should not get you confused.