The second round of PPP grants $284 billion to business owners in the form of forgivable loans. As government mandates continue to keep some businesses shuttered or under strict regulations, a PPP loan could be just what you need to keep your business on track in 2021, regardless of whether or not you participated in the first round.
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Congress is nailing down the details on a new stimulus package for the PPP and EIDL programs. What does it mean for your small business?
Credit scores are a frequent roadblock for businesses when it comes to looking for financing in general, and equipment financing is no exception. Whether you’re concerned that you won’t qualify, or you just want to avoid hard pulls on your credit, you may be wondering if you can get equipment financing with no credit check.
Pitching competitions can be a great way to get your foot into the door to the investment world. You’ll have a captive audience and the opportunity to make connections that can aid your business endeavors far into the future. And with most of the world locked down in the pandemic, you might even be able to do it from the comfort of your own home or office.
Short-term business loans can be just the thing to see your business through unforeseen challenges or to help you take advantage of time-sensitive opportunities. If you can pay back your loan in a timely manner, you’ll have overcome your temporary hurdle, dodged the debt trap, and positioned your business for future success.
Lenders want borrowers to pay as much interest as possible, which is why some loans discourage and penalize early payment through the use of prepayment penalties. However, using the strategies outlined in this article, you may be able to make prepayments on your business loan while avoiding or minimizing any penalties, even if your loan does include a prepayment penalty.
Small businesses looking to take advantage of the Small Business Administration’s (SBA) loan programs’ excellent rates and terms face what is often a complex and confusing application process. We’ll go over the minimum FICO score SBA loan requirements for each type of SBA loan and what you can do if you don’t think you’ll qualify.
On the low end, you have loans that are made at the prime rate and subsidized loans like Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). The former is a fluctuating rate reported by the Wall Street Journal, which itself is based on the Federal Reserve’s federal funds rate. If you have pristine credit and a good relationship with your bank, you might be able to get a prime rate loan.
There are business grants out there that give small business owners and entrepreneurs access to capital. However, it isn’t as easy as pulling out your credit card and receiving a magic list in your mailbox. It takes work to find grants that you qualify for, and even then, competition is pretty stiff. That doesn’t mean you should automatically write-off business grants, though.
The EIDL is a low-interest, long-term loan for small business owners that have been impacted by COVID. These loans offer low, fixed rates and repayment terms up to 30 years. Businesses with fewer than 500 employees, certain nonprofits, and agricultural businesses can apply and be approved if they meet all criteria set by the SBA.