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If you are starting a business in today’s economy, you will be likely to find (and not too happily at that) that getting small business loans for bad credit is not nearly as easy as it used to be.  Gone are the days when you can simply waltz into a bank and apply for a no-doc loan with little more than a simple sales pitch and a smile.  However, there are still plenty of ways to get the financing that you need if you are in a pinch, you just need to know the best places to look.
To get a small business loans for bad credit, you are going to want to prioritize your ideal lenders.  Small banks, credit unions and P2P options will present many opportunities to you that you would simply not be able to find too well on the mainstream market.  The reason why these work is that larger, corporate lenders are highly regulated, and will not allow you to get past their initial credit checks, whereas the other institutions are more decentralized and will give you opportunities to talk with individuals with a lot of say in the decision-making process.  This will give you a great opportunity to launch your sales pitch.
Speaking of which, having a solid business proposal is absolutely key to getting small business loans for bad credit; while lender selection will get you to the best place, you still have to convince someone who knows your credit is subpar to lend you a lot of money.  To create a strong sales pitch, you need to start off strong, demonstrating your personal knowledge, charisma and salesmanship; this will entice the lender.  You will, of course, need a very solid business plan, be able to show a clear breakdown of the market in question, and demonstrate that you have the assets to cover what you need to in a worst-case scenario.
Getting a small business loan with a  bad credit score is not a fun task, but you can consider it a challenge in your personal salesmanship abilities.

This Business article was written by Mark Karavan on 3/22/2010