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How Does Business Loan Repayment Work?

    Chris Motola
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Expert Analyst & Reviewer at Merchant Maverick
An expert in personal and business loans and financial health, Chris Motola has been writing about small business finance and payments for over 5 years. He has been cited in various industry publications, including Forbes Advisor, GoBankingRates, and Medium. Chris is a graduate of the University of Central Florida.
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    Caleb C

    To those who read this,

    I’ve been trying to start up and barbecue sauce business with my family’s (modified) barbecue sauce’s and have looked into pricing from (relatively) local co-packing companies as well as some local mom and pop shops that might be willing to “host” my barbecue sauces. My biggest concern, and current road block, is acquiring a small business loan and needing to make “immediate” payments.

    With that said, would it be viable (or inadvisable) to use part of the loan to make the monthly payments until I get a solid revenue stream?

      Jessica Dinsmore

      Hi Caleb,

      Thanks for your question. Generally, you don’t want to be in the position of using the funds you just received to make payments on the loan you got them from. And in all likelihood, it would be difficult to get a business loan without a revenue stream.

      Depending on the amount you need, you may want to check out ways to raise money without debt obligations. This can include crowdfunding and grants. Programs like Kiva may be helpful. We wish you much success Caleb!

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          Jessica Dinsmore

          Hi there Njoku,

          If you’d like to be matched with a business loan offer, you can apply here. Good luck!

            Jamie

            Hi. I am considering starting a Pet Daycare/Boarding business and will need a loan to begin this adventure. I currently work in Human Resources for a large company and I do not have any experience with a start up business. I guess the first thing I will need to do is find a loan that would fit my situation. I did some research and to me it looks like a SBA 7(a) Loan would be something to consider.

            I do not have much for collateral nor do I have much for free cash flow. As a start up, are there any loans that I would be able to defer for an amount of time so I can get up and running and bring in some kind of revenue to help pay the loan?

            Any advice and/or input would be greatly appreciated.

            Thank you,

            Jamie

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              Emily Hale

              Hi, Jamie! Your situation is definitely not unique. Our post, How To Start A Pet Sitting Business: The Complete Guide, gives several funding options along with a range of helpful tips to hopefully get you on the right path. Best of luck!

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                Steve Vallery

                I have been paying back a lender $725.00 per day – I just found out that three of my big accounts are going to reduce my monthly revenue by 17% but I can’t come close to cut payroll that much do to the work won’t get done. I still make a little profit. I will be reaching out to my lender to let them know that now I could only afford $208.00 per day. What kind of response do you expect. I have been in good standings with them.

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                  Jessica Dinsmore

                  Hi Steve,

                  Our understanding is that lender responses vary quite a bit when it comes to that type of scenario (some are more lenient than others), so we really don’t know what sort of response you should expect to get. I’d recommend when you reach out, that you include as detailed a plan as possible, including a timeline as to when you’ll be able to get back to paying the $725, and any documentation you might be able to provide that corroborates your claim. Best of luck!

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                    Cafe

                    What about taking a cash advances loan from your merchant service , and didnt realize they were still taking payments out for 5 months after I already paid the loan back in full? Which caused me to close my business more days during the week cuz I couldn’t make payroll. A total of over 41,000 dollors. It’s already hurt my daily business and causes me to get addmitted into the hospital over my finances with non payment of my business taxes and my personal taxes. There’s no way a sorry is going to help my situation. The reason I just found this out us I’ve been going to courts over a divorce, so I wasn’t on top of my paperwork at that time…. ?

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                      Jessica Dinsmore

                      Hi there,

                      I’m so sorry; that sounds very upsetting! If you think your MCA provider is not adhering to the terms of the agreement, you’ll probably need to get a lawyer involved. Best of luck to you!

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                        Chad Martin

                        I have an employee that wants to buy into my small business. Where does his payment of repayment come from? His percentage of the profits or directly from his personal life? Thanks.

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                          Jessica Dinsmore

                          Hi Chad,
                          To be honest, this isn’t something we’ve ever encountered before, so it may be a bit outside of our expertise. I’d rather not give you an answer that I’m not too certain about. I’d suggest consulting with an accountant. Good luck!

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