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Almost every business of any type will need to get a loan at some point. Most businesses require a loan in order to buy the equipment and inventory to get started and businesses often need additional loans if there is a temporary cash shortfall or the business needs to expand its facilities or inventory. Regardless of what he loan is needed for the business owner always wants to get the best business loan rates possible.


In today’s economy it is easier then it used to be to get good business loan rates because of the intense competition among lenders. There are more lenders then ever before with a lot of money to lend. In addition, most of them do business on the Internet where the competition grows every day. It has therefore become somewhat of a borrower’s market and with a little help, a business owner can get a good deal on a loan.


Of course, it always helps to have some collateral like real estate owned by the business, or inventory that can be used to secure the loan. Since lenders prefer to make secured loans they will give better business loan rates when there is collateral available. However, an entrepreneur with a good plan for a new business or with a viable existing business should still be able to get a loan with good interest rates and repayment terms.  


The important thing for business owners is to do some comparison shopping in order to find the right business loan rates. This can usually be done right on the Internet and there are also professionals who can do the shopping for businesses.

This Entrepreneurship article was written by Jerry Travers on 11/1/2007

Jerry Travers is a Business Professional With 17 Years Experience.