Securing your Business Loan With your Business Income

By: Lara Sawyer

Running a business is not an easy task and the need of financing is a must. However, a business owner wants a cheap source of financing and not rates that eat up all revenue. Unsecured lines of credit are either too expensive or not available for small businesses. Thus, if the business doesn't have sufficient assets the owner may have to use his own personal assets. Fortunately there is another solution to secure a loan for your business: the use of the business' income.

Your business may produce money but it probably does not do so at the rate you want and with the exact timing you need. That is why all businesses need some sort of financial source and secured ones provide a cheap source of funds. There are loans and lines of credit provided both by financial institutions and banks that can be secured with the company's income in different ways and that can provide all the financing your business needs.

Bank Or Financial Institution Line Of Credit

Your current bank or any financial institution can provide you with a line of credit or a loan based on your business' profits. Of course the loan or line of credit can be either secured or unsecured but secured lines of credit can provide better terms. Therefore, it is a good idea to discuss with your account manager the best options available to you as a business owner to obtain financing through secured loans or lines of credit.

Your bank or financial institution can require assets to guarantee a loan or line of credit. Just like with home loans or home equity loans, if the company or business owns an immovable property, it can be used to secure a loan. However, if your business' accounts are managed by the bank or financial institution and payments are processed by them too, you can obtain financing securing it with that income.

Credit Card Purchases As Collateral

Some financial institutions that handle credit card payments will offer to provide you with financing securing the loan or line of credit with the revenues generated by your sales. The most common scenario is a line of credit associated with the account where the money from the sales made with credit cards is deposited. Thus, you can withdraw money even when there is not enough cash on your account and when the sales made with credit card are processed the amount owed is deducted from the income as a percentage that has to be agreed beforehand.

This system provides you with all the financing that you need while at the same time it provides security to the lenders who know that as soon as you receive money from your sales, they will be the first ones to collect even before the money is actually deposited into your account. Such low risk implies that the lender can provide very advantageous terms on your line of credit and it is an excellent way to obtain cheap financing for your business.

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