Hitting up family and friends is the most common way to finance a start-up. But when you turn loved ones into creditors, you’re risking their financial future and jeopardizing important personal relationships. A classic is approaching friends and family before a formal business plan is even in place. To avoid it, you should supply formal financial projections, as well as an evidence-based assessment of when your loved ones will see their money again. This should reduce the likelihood of unpleasant surprises. It also lets your investors know you take their money seriously. You also need to seriously consider how the arrangement will be structured. Are you offering equity? Or will this be a loan? Perhaps most importantly, you need to emphasize the risk involved. Offer up a strong business plan, but remind them there is a good chance their money will be lost. It’s better to mention that upfront to Aunt Gladys rather than over Thanksgiving dinner.
We bought a house in NH in May 2010 and are in the process of refinancing it (in Sept 2012). In going thru the refi process, we found out that the seller of our house had taken a SBA loan, using our current house as collateral. Seems like the Title and the Closing company completely missed on this lien. We do have Title Insurance for the house. What are my options?
Before you sign on the dotted line, consider how much you really need to borrow versus how much you’d like to borrow. This is particularly important, because you need to be certain that you can make your payments on time, every time. You’ll be building not only your business, but your business credit. Making those payments each month will be crucial.
I will be receiving a 1099-C from my bank for the amount that they did not get reinbursed from the SBA on my defaulted loan. The bank has indicated that the 1099-C is in process. Will the SBA ALSO send me a 1099-C for the amount of the difference? Just checking.
It’s important that those who are applying and obtaining a loan get the right one. Great job laying out and discussing the different types of SBA Loans. I’m sure that many people will find this post helpful.
Unlike 7(a) and 504 loans, which are only offered to for-profit businesses, microloans can also be used for not-for-profit childcare centers, though other types of not-for-profit companies are ineligible.
The Cato Institute has challenged the justification of the federal government in intervening in credit markets. Among other criticisms, Cato argues that “the SBA benefits a relatively tiny number of small businesses at the expense of the vast majority of small business that do not receive government assistance. SBA subsidies also represent a form of corporate welfare for the banking industry.” Cato notes that the failure rate of all SBA loans from 2001 to 2010 is 19.4%, contributing to a cost to taxpayers of $6.2 billion in 2011.
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I have a question about an SBA loan that my ex-husband received several years ago. Because we were married at the time, I was required to sign the loan papers. We subsequently divorced. I recently learned that he is 90+ day late in repaying the loan (not the first time he’s been late) and the bank had an atty send him, his 2 business partners and me a letter demanding full payment. My ex has subsequently worked out a repayment plan with the bank and they’ve put collection on hold. If he doesn’t meet those guidelines (and I’m fairly certain he won’t), the will go back to the demand for full payment. His office bldg is collateral, however it’s underwater. He filed bankruptcy about a year ago and included this loan. I’m looking for any advice on what I should be doing at this point to protect myself/my personal credit, and any indication of what I should expect if he does default.
The partner institutions set their own interest rates according to the creditworthiness of the borrower and the specifics of the startup or small business. However, on average, the interest rates range from 8% -13%.
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