How to choose the right business loan
Every business requires funding at some point. This could be for a major purchase, ordering extra stock, recruiting new staff, consolidating debts or perhaps covering loss of income. As businesses have many more choices than individuals when it comes to borrowing, and with the number of small business funding options growing, it is often confusing for a business owner to try and choose the right finance solution to match their individual needs. Quality advice from an accountant together with the services of a knowledgeable finance broker is often the winning combination when navigating this complex environment.
What is happening in the business?
The starting point to the problem-solving process is, of course, to determine what is happening in the business right now. Is there a growth opportunity of a lifetime in sight? Or are we perhaps looking at a larger one-off expense, such as renovations or an equipment purchase? In these scenarios, a small business loan may be the right option to consider.
A small business loan provides a lump sum of up to $300K to invest in growth opportunities or one-off expenses and you will be pleased to know that funding can potentially be available in 24 short hours. Both repayments (either weekly or daily) and the term (anywhere between 3 and 24 months) will be fixed with repayment down to $0 at the end of the term.
In another common scenario, a company may be looking for a tool to manage cash flow fluctuations. This might be calling for a line of credit as it provides handy ongoing access to working capital of up to $100K. It can be useful for covering unpaid invoices, purchasing urgent stock or paying suppliers. It offers the business a flexible opportunity to dip in and repay as often as needed. Interest will only be paid on what is used when it’s used with a 12-month renewable term.
On some occasions, both of these factors may be at play: a large one-off investment opportunity just waiting to be seized while the cash flow may be doing its own seesaw. In a case like this, a combination of a small business loan and line of credit may turn out to be the most useful route to follow.
Regardless of the financing option chosen, any business owner will most likely be expecting an effortless application process and fast access to the cash when they need it. With cash flow based lending options the financing can typically be obtained extremely fast as the loan will be underwritten using only basic information such as bank statements and the ATO portal only.
Interested in exploring the different funding options?
Whether facing an unexpected challenge or the growth opportunity of a lifetime, the right business loan can be a critical success factor. In addition, the structuring of commercial finance can have a large impact on the overall costs and potential tax savings.
This article was provided by Rory McCann – Broker – Prosper Finance. Contact details – (02) 8971 4756 or email@example.com