As a small-business owner, you know that unlike being an employee,
there are other things that you need to look after and pay for other than just regular household bills. Indeed,
depending on the type of business that you have you may need to worry about ensuring that the office rent is kept
up-to-date, ensuring that the utility bill which can include separate bills for water heat and electricity are paid
on time regularly and of course there is the other miscellaneous things such as Internet a business phone line and
if you have a waiting area cable TV.
That being said, as a business owner you also take pride in being
able to pay for much of what you need on your own. Indeed, this is key thing to think about especially when you're
considering getting an SBA loan. For many of us, turning to some other organization for funds can seem like a
failure. However, as with anything, you'll know that once you get past a certain point in your business there will
be things that you need to purchase that you simply cannot obtain without some extra funding.
Of course, in order to plan for an SBA loan, there are a few
things that you really need to think about and get down on paper. For one thing, you first need to take a look at
the business plan that you drafted you first started your business. You do have a business plan right? If not, then
you need to write what. The reason this is so important is that not only does a business plan function as a way to
keep the business owner on track to hit short, medium, and long-term goals, it also acts as a nonverbal
presentation to lending institutions, bank managers and others that you want to lend you money. In short, it shows
them what your vision is and how well prepared you are to take the necessary steps to achieve your goals. This is
one of the major components of applying for an SBA loan.
Something else to consider is that you need to sit down and truly
think about what it is you want to get an really look at whether or not it will benefit the business. If you can
answer questions such as whether or not it will help bring in more customers, or if it will production, in the
affirmative, then you know that you're on the right track an SBA loan may be in your future.