To scale operations and grow a business requires capital. While you may feel ready to grow or want to leverage an opportunity to do so, you may need a small business loan in order to do it.
Delancey Street can help by providing you with a small business loan, business line of credit or merchant cash advance. We can loan your Pasadena business up to $2 million. We service all business types and we work with each owner to develop an understanding of their specific needs and can help them obtain the funds they need to grow.
What Makes Us Special
Delancey Street differs from most financial institutions and we’re proud of that. We offer things banks don’t:
- quick approval,
- funds in your hands in about two business days,
- freedom to use the funds as you like,
- flexible repayment plans tailored to your cash flow structure.
We work with business owners who have bad credit. Start our simple loan process to get started today.
Determine What You Need
You can make your process easier. Start by determining your actual need. Financial institutions often let you know the amount for which you qualify. Avoid the temptation to accept this amount. As a part of your application process, you should provide a copy of your business plan and have created a budget for the amount requested. Providing revenue projections or other indicators of how the funds will impact your operations helps your application. Revenue projections show how you’ll pay the money back.
Before You Apply
After creating your budget, look for alternate methods of funding. Make sure that a loan makes sense for your business. In Pasadena, business loans remain only one of many possibilities for funding. Would an initial public offering, venture capital or an angel investor make more sense? Research and analyze the possible funding opportunities and choose the one that best benefits your business and proves most viable. Obtaining a loan puts the greatest burden on your creditworthiness. You need clean credit to get most bank loans.
Banks and other financial institutions look at a bevy of applications daily and choose those that provide the safest clients. Safe means they’ll get paid back on time. They choose the businesses with the lowest default risk.
Before you apply, pull your own credit report. Analyze your credit history. Alert the credit reporting agency of any incorrect items. If you have any negative items that aren’t current, bring them current and ask the company to update their information to the credit reporting agency. This applies to your personal and business credit.
Tackle Your Financial Statements
Work with your accountant to develop the financial statements the banking institution will need. You’ll study the same picture the financial institution will and be able to see your business as they will. You can’t change what information goes there but you can improve its accuracy and presentation. The more detail you provide, the better. You’ll need to provide a balance sheet, cash flow statement and income statement with the loan application.
Putting Together the Application
Place care and attention to detail into crafted your loan application. Make it look professional and ensure it’s error free. Double-check all your numbers and have your accountant review the application.
Loan Terms Explained
When your efforts pay off and you obtain a loan offer, read it carefully. Pay attention to the loan terms, specifically the annual percentage rate (APR), interest rate and how long you get to pay it back.
Delancey Street can help you obtain the business funding you need to grow your Pasadena business. Contact us to learn more about our flexible loan terms and simple process.