How to Apply for a First Time Business Loan

Any business is not always capable on providing their financial needs. This is true for both starting and expanding businesses and this is where loans came into picture.

Loans are borrowed money from banks, venturing firms, individuals to be paid within a definite period at a specific interest rate.

Acquiring a first time loan may be hard to attain—it is not quick and easy. For starting businesses, you have to consider fully abiding by the conditions of the bank or the lending institutions and meeting their standards.

One way that a new business can get a loan is through having a concrete business plan. This will serve as your assurance to the loan provider. As much as possible have at least two-year projection for your business. Your business plan will be their only assurance that the business can cope with the amount of the loan you are requesting. The loan providers are always after the rate of return and lower risk. They will not lend you the money you needed without any guarantee for a profit.

Another way to get their interest on lending you is through collateral or the security against a loan. This collateral can be forfeited by the loan provider if not repaid. This is your way of saying that you are sure of the business’ capacity to pay.

For existing businesses applying for a first time business loan, make sure you have relevant experience. Your credit history is important to win a loan. Any glitch on your payment in the past will define the possibility of getting another loan in the future. Be sure that you know ell your credit history.

In acquiring your first time business loan be sure that the amount you will be requesting is within the means of your business. Do not put your business in a loan disaster, which usually put many businesses in bankruptcy. Take care of the business’ reputation as well as your name. Do not put it in a not-so-good situation that you will regret later on.

Next step is to prepare all the financial documents such as tax returns, Income Statements and the complete loan application.

Applying for a first time business loan is most of the time harder than the second and the third and of any other time. This is when you will be building the idea that you are credible and that you deserve their trust. Build a relationship to loan providers that will last and that will be both beneficial to you and to them. It is a good edge for your business to have banks and lending institutions to turn to especially should time comes that you are in dire need. This also adds up to your credibility in getting clients for your business. Getting institutions that trust you in terms of somehow investing in your business is of great help in convincing prospective customers. Or better yet, in getting real investors for your business.

To sum it up, these are the steps on how to apply for your first time business loan—enveloped with some tips to wrap the deal successfully.


  • Mr.patel said on May 14, 2010
    Dear sir, i'm interesting with starting a new business. business location at Dadra & nagar haveli, Nature of business is super store ( with all consumer product)some with agency. please send me some idea or details on business planing and also with where from i can get finance help. and all details for this project. Thanks, patel
  • Rebecca said on March 21, 2011
    How do I go about getting a grant to start a non-profit org.?
  • C.Kesavulu said on August 31, 2011
    Hello Namaste sir, My name is Kesavulu i am working in (Hindustan Coca-Cola Beverages Pvt Ltd)at Srikalahasti near Tirupathi in AP, I have business also(wholesale Samosa)in total city wide my daily turnover 6to8 thousands only but i want to loan from your side 4 to 5 lac what about loan details
  • Raghavendra Swaroop said on January 18, 2012
    Dear sir, i'm interesting manufacturer food products And food products packing , location at Bangalore in Karnataka i need to lone 70% of total investment Please give me full details and some idea details on business. Thanks & Regards, Raghavendra Swaroop
  • David Agada said on September 7, 2013
    I am in to poultry and fish farming , I live in kakuri Kaduna south local government i am interested in boosting my businesses
  • Kim Bellamy said on August 14, 2014
    Hi sir I am a minority women. I would like to start my own wholesale small business. I need a loan. My business is in Whitakers, NC which is in the United States. Thank You and God Bless You
  • jitendra jethva said on February 12, 2015
    Dear sir, we would like to start a unit of granite and marble in veraval somnath at Gujarat, we have sufficient space to establish but we have not fund to start the business. we have require 20 to 25 lacs to start the business. please give us the details and ideas to start the business. thanks jitendra m jethva
  • sofex oil & gas said on September 11, 2015
    Good day, sir how do I set a concrete business plan for my business.adress abuja supply quality diesel & gas.sir, need an idea and connection.thanks for helping.
  • Friedah said on August 14, 2020
    Good day, I need help registering my wholesale tiles business and also need funding to start my business. Thank you in advanced


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