Obtaining capital is one of the biggest challenges for a small business owner. At Delancey Street, we try to help Springfield area small businesses get the money that they need to move to the next level of success. We give loans up to $2 million in value in the form of lines of credit, cash advances, and business loans. More importantly, we give our customers the personal attention to try to help their business to succeed.
Convenience is Important
We know that you have more to worry about than paperwork. In our minds, your time is better spent serving your customers than trying to navigate the complicated world of loans. We do our best to simplify the process. Toward this end we are proud to offer,
- Fast Approval
- Funds in as little as two business days
- Flexible options
We can also work with Springfield business owners who have bad credit. Past mistakes will not automatically stop you from getting a Springfield business loan.
Additionally, you can use the funds for anything related to your business. This includes expansion, or to settle other business debts.
What to do Before you Apply
The first step that you should take, pre-application, should be to evaluate your business and its needs. First you must make sure that you truly need a loan and that you will be able to pay it back. Identify your goals and make a plan with a clear path to achieving them.
You should also research the types of loans that are available. Weigh the pros and cons of every option and determine which is best for your business. Having this information will put you in the best position to seek a Springfield small business loan.
Though bad credit won’t prevent you from receiving a loan from Delancey Street, it does affect the process. A good repayment history will give the lender confidence in your ability to repay the loan. This confidence will translate to better terms for the borrower. It can help you get a better interest rate. A lower interest rate means that you will pay less for the loan throughout its life.
Obtain a credit report, both business and personal, before you apply. This will help you to know your standing before you enter into the process. It will also allow you to fix any erroneous negative marks that may be lowering your credit score.
Convince the Lender that You are Worthy of a Loan
You need to be as specific as possible when discussing your loan with the lender because you need to convince them to take a chance on you. Give them your specific plans for the funds. Help them to understand how the loan will help your business and how it will lead to a future of success.
Prepare your financial statements in a convenient and easy to read way. The lender will appreciate this easy access to important information. Furnish them with an income statement, cash flow, and a balance sheet. This information makes the process easier on the bank and more likely to approve because they will have a “full picture” of your Springfield small business.
When you prepare anything to send to the lender check it multiple times to ensure accuracy. Make sure that everything that they may want is included within the materials. Do not depend on the lender to ‘chase’ you to get information. This may often lead to a denial of the loan.
Understand the Loan Completely
When the lender awards a loan they set forth specific terms for the dispersal and repayment of the funds. You, the borrower must understand these terms completely. If there is any part of it that is not agreeable to you then you must try to change the terms of reject the loan.