Are These 3 Business Lending Myths Holding Your Business Back?

Last Updated on September 19, 2017

Some myths are harmless, or even fun and enjoyable. However, there are times when myths aren’t fun or friendly — in fact, they’re costly and dangerous.

Unfortunately, business lending myths fall squarely into the latter bucket. Rather than helping businesses get ahead, they hold them back and bog them down.

To help keep your business safe, strong and successful, take a moment to see if you subscribe to any of these 3 costly, but common business lending myths:

4 business lending myths holding your business back

3 Business Lending Myths Holding Your Business Back:

  1. Business Lending is Only Suitable for Covering Expenses: Using a business loan to cover an expense is perfectly sensible, but it isn’t the only use you should consider.Exploiting profitable, time-limited opportunities, such as hiring new staff, opening a new location or adding a new product line, can be made possible through business funding.

    Businesses that fail to realize this advantage of a cash infusion invariably find themselves chasing competitors rather than surging past them.

  2. You Need Collateral to Obtain Business Financing: It’s widely known that banks and credit unions won’t even assess a business lending application if sufficient collateral isn’t part of the picture (and “sufficient” is used loosely because it’s banks and credit unions that decide how much pledged assets are worth, not applicants).However, this certainly doesn’t mean that collateral is required — because banks and credit unions are not the only sources of business lending. At National Business Capital & Services, we offer many financing solutions that do not require any collateral at all.
  3. You Need Excellent Credit Scores to Obtain Business Lending: Again, this myth is rooted in policies adopted by banks and credit unions, which insist on excellent personal and business credit scores.However, at National, we routinely provide business lending to applicants with impaired or bad credit. In fact, our approval rate is around 90%, while at big banks it’s somewhere in the 20% range.

Get the Facts on Business Lending

Now that you know the facts, you can shift your paradigm and clearly determine if obtaining business lending should be part of your strategic plan.

For more information, call us at (877) 482-3008, or apply for financing now by filling out a 1-minute application, and we’ll get you the funds you need in as little as 24 hours.

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Our expert Business Financing Advisors work within our 75+ Lender Marketplace in real time to give you easy access to the best low-interest SBA loans, short and long-term loans and business lines of credit, as well as a full suite of revenue-driving business services.

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About the Author, Megan Capobianco

Megan is passionate about helping business owners along their journey - providing them with relevant content they can use in their day-to-day operations.

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