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Submitting a business loan application is a little bit more complex than filling out a home loan; because the credit description is more complex and the collateral less easy to define, business loans require a bit more information detail than personal loans do. This article will give you a good idea of what to anticipate when it comes to getting financing.

Your business loan application should always come supplemented with a proposal, detailing the essentials of your business and why and how you intend on using the loan. The proposal should include a history of your business, explaining the history, mission statement, and detailed information about the members of the business and their identification. The proposal should also elucidate the market information of the business, clearly explaining the product, consumer base, competition, and methods of achieving the business goals. You should also include some detailed financial information, such as the balance sheets, the financial statements of yourself and the other business owners, and the collateral that you will intend to use in order to secure the loan. This will provide a valuable supplement to the business loan application.

When your request is being reviewed, what the bank will be looking for will be your ability to repay the loan. They will want a solid understanding of how the business works, the collateral involved, the creditworthiness of the applicants, and the cashflow of the business. Having a well-written, concise and detailed account of all of your information will help the probability of your business loan application’s success.

You should also be selective in where you are going to apply for your loan. Large banks, especially in the modern marketplace, are becoming somewhat difficult and bureaucratic for the purposes of getting loans. You will probably have more success with other avenues, such as smaller bank branches or credit unions. With the questionable solvency of banks now up in the air, it is entirely likely that the paradigm of big banks may soon be coming to a close in the capital market.

This Business article was written by Mark Karavan on 1/17/2010