If you need to borrow money to buy a house or a car, you don’t want a FICO score of 500. But to get a small-business loan, that dismal number is not necessarily a dealbreaker.
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The wave of alternative lending options for small businesses has, without question, filled a hole in the credit markets left in the wake of the Great Recession. The old problem was that small business owners simply weren’t able to gain access to credit – and that problem rapidly grew beyond startups with a limited history or companies with uneven credit records.
It’s no secret that it has become harder and harder to get a small business loan from a bank. Luckily for small businesses, many other ways of borrowing money are now available. These range from short-term loans for those with bad credit, to loans for online businesses, to peer2peer loans.
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If your small business is looking for working capital, a small business administration (SBA) loan may be a great way to go.
When Kelly Kolterman went to Bank of America (BAC) for a small business loan late last year, they sent her to her local Small Business Development Center.
I’ve become somewhat known — and sometimes criticized — for being an opponent of “alternative lenders.”
My critics think that I am against the alternative-lending industry as a whole. This isn’t necessarily the case. In fact, in our loan brokerage we put business owners into alternative loans when we can’t get them bank or SBA loans, and we get paid for it.
OK, maybe not quite that fast, but faster than I’ve ever heard of. Last week I met Evan Singer of SmartBiz for the first time. Yes, they specialize in small business loans. Yes, they have SBA loans under $150,000 figured out down to a science. And yes, they are on the Lendio platform—but their relationship with Lendio isn’t why I’m talking about them nor am I being compensated by them to share their story.