Category: Business Loans

How to negotiate with banks to get finance

17 August, 2012

When it comes to fulfilling a financial requirement for a business, be it short term or long term requirements, bankers remain the main source of finance and expansion. However, because a bank has the money and the businessman wants or needs it, in most instances this leads the businessman believing that he or she has no leverage to bargain for a loan. They literally throw themselves at the feet of the banker. But this need not be the case.

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Competing with small businesses

15 August, 2012

Competition is good because it gives you the opportunity to learn from each other and further expand your business. However, overtaking competition can be a warning sign that you are doing something wrong, or that someone else is doing something different that is attracting customers. You, as a businessman must view competition as a time to introspect and investigate. The good thing is that you know who your competition is. So, you can study them and their activities and see how you can improve your already existing business.

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How to ensure your credit history stays clean

8 August, 2012

Your credit history determines your credit score. Your credit score, in turn, allows lenders to determine if you are eligible for future loans, and if you are, how much interest you will have to pay. Credit scores play a major part in lenders verifying whether you are capable of repaying a loan or not, especially with large loans where security isn’t involved, such as most common loans for business, or unsecured personal loans. Therefore, you should ensure that you always have a healthy credit score. But how do you ensure that your credit history stays clean?

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What is needed to start a business?

3 August, 2012

In order to start a business you will need an idea! It all begins with an idea and you may already have one. Next you will need to sit down and plan out how you will realize that idea. You will definitely need finance and some help form family and friends, perhaps you will need a business partner or the expertise of a person who will help your business idea grow. However, the most important point is planning and preparation.

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How to Make Effective Use of Business Loans?

1 August, 2012

There is no denying the fact that there are a number of needs and requirements for businesses, especially small ones. On the one hand, there could be the need for resources, manpower and on the other side of the spectrum; there could be the need to find out ways and means to fight competition. All these certainly add to the problems of small business houses.

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How To Get The Right Business Loan?

27 July, 2012

With the economic situation being what it is, bankers and lenders are becoming cautious and in some cases, very stingy, when it comes to lending of money for various purposes. The market scenario continues to remain very depressed and it not very uncommon to come across various degrees of foreclosures. Many small banks have collapsed overnight or have been purchased by larger banks. The situation is very fluid and tomorrow continues to be uncertain as far as the market and economic situation is concerned. In such situations, it is becoming difficult for business houses to raise working capital.

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Tips to Getting Finance to Start a Business

25 July, 2012

Times are quite hard in terms of economy and starting a business could be a problem. The biggest problem is that the most capable minds at times do not have enough money to invest and they desperately need to get finance. However, you cannot just go to anybody and ask them to lend you some money as there are thousands of young minds having big dreams in their eyes and hoping to get finance. You have to show them that you are ahead of all of them and therefore you deserve to be financed. After all, they too need to be paid back along with the interest. Below are some tips to getting finance to start business.

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How to get a Business Loan

20 July, 2012

Starting any business needs investment and you can arrange the investment money by taking a loan. Unfortunately, lenders are becoming very cautious in giving loans as most businesses are not able to survive these days. Obviously, the lender should have confidence in your business otherwise s/he will deny your loan application. So what can you do to earn his trust? Here are some tips that will help you in getting loans for business.

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Tackling Business Issues The Appropriate Way

13 July, 2012

Many people go into business hoping to ascend to the top echelon smoothly and with no much challenge. This is the most dangerous expectation to have before starting a business. Any hopeful business must have a way of dealing with business issues that may arise in the course of conducting their businesses. Business issues have many sources. They could spring from the system, government authorities or legislations, employees or the general business environment. The unexpected will always come; the difference comes in dealing with it. Those who make it in business have one thing in common; they are always prepared for the unforeseen well in advance. Develop the attitude of looking at challenges as stepping stones and difficulties as opportunities.

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Getting Business And Commerce Loans From Banks

11 July, 2012


We all know the importance that business or commerce loans have in a start up or continuing a business.  A strategic business person needs an approach that will give him an edge in acquiring loans from any financial institution. For one to be able to convince banks to give loans, if need be, the first most important point is to put themselves in the lender’s shoes. Questions like ‘is my business able to pay up the loan promptly?’ and ‘will I be in a good position to get a second loan from the bank next time?’ All these questions are of great importance in analyzing one’s ability to get loan. This helps a great deal in coming up with a proposal that responds to the needs of the banks.

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