How To Prepare A Killer Business Plan Before Applying For A Small Business Loan
If you’re an aspiring entrepreneur and are ready to begin your business venture, you may find that you’ll need a business loan in order to get things started. No matter what kind of business you are seeking to start, this process can some times be expensive- especially if the purchase of commercial real estate or property is involved.
Fortunately, there are many money borrowing options available today. It’s important to conduct some research on these various prospects so that the best possible option can be selected. After figuring out which borrowing option suites you, you must then apply and be approved for this loan. Receiving the money you need is contingent upon many factors such as credit score, loan history, and job status. Luckily there are steps you can take in order to ensure your business loan will be more likely to be approved.
The Very First Step is by Creating a Concise Business Plan. You can do so by:
- Researching Every Detail, Big and Small
Your business plan will need to include every little detail you can possibly think of. The more information and solid facts you are able to provide your potential lender with, the better chance you have at actually getting your loan approved. Make a list of the items and everything else you will need to purchase in order to get your business running. Don’t stop there, but also describe why you will need these specific items as well as why you will need to borrow this money to purchase them.
- Have a Strong Team of Professional Advisors at your Side
If you’re a new entrepreneur, it’s always a good idea to get help from experienced professionals. That way, if you run into a problem and are unsure of how to proceed, they can advise you on how best to solve this problem. While seeking professional help will usually cost you, it won’t cost you as much as making a mistake and then having to go back and fix it.
- Ask for the Right Amount
One of the most important things about creating a business plan and asking for a loan is actually requesting the correct amount. If you ask for a seemingly inappropriate amount, whether it’s too high or too low, your proposal will seem unpromising and risky to the lender. Asking for too much money can result in getting your request rejected in the first place, or even create problems for you in the future if it does get approved. You will want to be sure to do extensive research on the adequate amount of money it will take to get your business started, and how much of that money is going to be borrowed.
- Include Projected Revenue and Profit
The research you conducted when first starting on your business plan should also include an investigation into how much revenue or profit your business will potentially be making. Be realistic and support this with concrete facts and evidence when presenting to a lender and your business plan will seem much more attractive.
Remember, getting a business off the ground is often very challenging. There may be some obstacles along the way. That’s okay. If your loan isn’t approved right away, don’t give up. Re-strategize, re-group, and re-try!
Author Bio: – Jason Bengert is a professional blogger and works at Park Place Equity. He is a fun loving person and his areas of interest are finance and technology. You can connect with him at Google+.