Business financing can come in the form of conventional loans, SBA (Small Business Administration) loans, and owner financed land with cabin. A combination of the three forms may be used, but SBA loans are by far the most popular. In fact, SBA loans are the primary source of capital injected into the small business community nationwide. Last year the SBA assisted small businesses with over $10 Billion Dollars of loan guaranties.
The Small Business Administration more commonly known as the SBA is a Federal Agency established in 1953 to protect and assist America’s greatest resource… small businesses. SBA’s mission is to stimulate and foster economic development through small businesses, because helping small businesses get started and become successful is great for the nation’s economy. Briefly, the SBA loan guarantee program works in the following manner. The SBA will guarantee a portion of a business loan made by a lender enrolled in the program. By issuing a partial Federal Guarantee to the Bank, your loan, which might not be approved on conventional terms, can now be approved via a SBA guaranteed loan.
SBA Loan benefits include longer terms and larger loan amounts than you might be able to obtain through a conventional loan. They also include competitive interest rates and no balloon payments or annual reviews. Furthermore, SBA loans are fully amortized and loan terms typically range from 7 to 25 years depending on the purpose. To understand the benefits of full amortization, consider a loan that is used to purchase commercial real estate.
The conventional bank loan is normally amortized over 15 to 20 years and renewed every 3 or 5 years. So, when a small business owner faces the 3 year review of that conventional loan: