How Do I Improve My Chances Of Getting A Business Loan

By: Court Tuttle

A lender may often give a borrower his complete attention their first meeting when the loan proposal is submitted. And what you must do is to provide the lender with all of the necessary information in an organized manner.

The lender must completely understand your business operation and your loan request. All of this information should be neatly documented in order to provide a complete picture of the business.

Without sufficient data to answer all questions that may arise, he may lose the momentum that had been created for the deal by your first brilliant presentation. Don't trip yourself up in this manner.

Convincing the lender to provide financing is much like selling your products or services. You have to identify your prospects, qualify them, make the sales pitch, and close the deal.

Be ready to answer and back-up the following questions: How much money do you want? Are you profitable? How long have you been in business? Do you have good credit? Are you willing to personally guarantee the loan? And what kind of loan are you looking for?

Now it is on your shoulders to carry off the rest of the deal. Your positive demeanor can be quite effective in winning a favorable impression from the lender about the proposal. Enthusiasm is important to demonstrate that you yourself are confident toward the goals of your business.

Confidence always carries over to the person who views it, and your lender is not an exception. It can win or lose a deal if it's presented in a confident, enthusiastic tone.

By accentuating the positives, you force the lender to focus on the successes instead of the failures. This will reinforce the reasons why the lender should say "yes" to you and your company.

Entrepreneurs are usually creative and persevering and will try whatever it takes to get the package they need. One of the easiest strategies is to provide the lender with ALL of the necessary information they need.

Answer all questions directly, with eye contact, using documented information that will satisfy their concerns. If you are not sure how to answer a specific question, it's best to call the lender back as soon as it is practical to provide the requested information.

And last, research the lending market and find out which lenders are best suited to make the type of loan that you need. Determine which of them has the most interest in the market that you operate in.

See who wants your business and is willing to invest the time and energy to help you succeed. Then present your proposal confidently, in an organized and complete package, clearly and concisely stated.

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