Well, it depends on what type of business you would want to be involved. You have a number of options when it comes to money financing for business. You can approach a private financing company, or a bank to inquire about how you can finance your business.
If you think you have chosen the right business to invest money in, you need to have time to manage your business. Second, you have to develop a business plan. Without a project that could guide you towards specific goals, it would be useless to put money into anything but just a concept. Your business plan must be operational. Banks require borrowers who ask for a business loan a copy of the business plan. Third, of course, is the availability of investment money. With these three, you’re already halfway to success.
Bond Street estimates that about 99.95% of small business owners seek cash financing. One mode of financing is when a friend or associate lends you money for your business without any time when you will pay, or without interest. This mode is a ‘free’ form of financing. The right reasons come from serious, small business people who would like to sustain their business or expand to new opportunities.
You can also finance your business if you have collateral to offer, known as a secured loan. A secured loan is a traditional loan that a financing agency or bank issues to a borrower. The investment is covered by collateral like a house and lot, car, expensive jewelry (diamonds, gold), bank time deposits or other types of securities like an investment certificate.
You also have the option to approach current online lenders who offer fast-released unsecured loans but with a limit on loan ceiling, but charge a higher annual percentage rate or APR. Banks, on the other hand, can offer you more massive loans at a lower APR but will take a longer time to release your credit. This type of cash financing is also called cash flow loan.
In making cash finance, make sure you use the loan proceeds to fund a project that would help your business grow. If you have to make a cash flow loan, such as a term loan, or open a line of credit like a working capital loan, you will be required to make either a weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payment.
A business credit card can also be used to finance your business. The National Small Business Association (SBA) estimates that about 37% use credit cards for short-term loan purpose. However, low borrowing limits imposed on business credit cards plus the high APRs, ranging from 13.12% to 19.87%, depending on credit score, make them impractical to cover capital-intensive projects.
Another to finance your business is through a term loan. Mortgages, student loans, or car loans, our term loans. A lump sum cash loan upfront is made by the borrower and paid back in weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly payments throughout the loan term. Bond Street, for instance, offers term loans of up to $1,000,000 with interest rates starting at 6%, for 1 to 3 years in semi-monthly payments.
However, you need to have a personal credit score of at least 640 to qualify for a term loan at Bond Street. You need to show proof of a minimum of $200,000 in annual sales. Your business must at least two years or more in operation.