The Latest News You Need to Know on Government Small Business Loans In Canada
The Government Small Business Loan in Canada is being offered ! Why isn’t your company taking?! We're talking about what just might be the best deal in town for Canadian small and medium sized businesses - the government loan for small business - in our affectionate terms - ' The SBL ‘! (Small Business Loan).
Do you equate business loans and the word ' success ‘in the same sentence when you think of your chances of business financing success? Most clients we meet don't! They recount countless challenges in meeting their financing needs from what we term as traditional financing sources.
So, time to give up. Never, we say. One of the most viable options you can explore are SBL business loans for your company. They are offered (perhaps the better word is sponsored) by the federal government and the rates, terms and structures of this small business loan beats anything out there, and we'll show you why.
A word of caution though - you need to invest a little bit of time in understanding two key elements of the program - first , what it offers, and secondly, how you get to the goal line .. Quickly! (Many clients we meet are frustrated by their timelines in achieving this financing - you don’t have to be in their shoes if you follow our advice)
So, what is the program and what does it finance? That seems like a good start. The SBL government loan - small business is sponsored by the federal Industry Canada department. The program has been in place for many years, and last year almost hit 1 Billion dollars in financing for your competitors. (We want to put you on that same boat!) . The programs official name is the BIL program, and it is a term loan, typically five or seven years in duration, at rates of 3% over prime.
While many larger corporations are required to provide full personal guarantees of owners for their business financings the SBL loan does not, requiring only that the business owner guarantee only 25% of the loan amount - how about that!.
Misunderstanding. That’s what we run into a lot when we explain to clients what the loan can be used for. Unfortunately it is not a cash flow, but a loan that can be used for 3 separate categories of assets, equipment , leaseholds, and real estate also. Our own experience is that it is rarely used for real estate, but it’s nice to know that that facility is available to your firm.
Timelines. Time is money - who hasn’t heard that one? You can easily facilitate your SBL utilizing the motto of the Boy Scouts of Canada - ' BE PREPARED!'
When you are ready to commit to the loan ensure you have a crisp business plan ready, one that addresses the needs of your business and has a financial model in place showing repayment of the loan. Your own respectable personal credit rating is key also, and the loan typically requires a credit bureau score of 650 to gain approval .
While we speak in terms of a government loan the reality is that the feds charge our chartered banks with the actual administration of the loan - so in actuality the loan is available on almost ever street corner in Canada - where there is a chartered bank branch of course !
Want to learn more about Industry Canada's most popular finance program .. and, even more importantly, fast track business finance success? Speak to a trusted, credible and experienced Canadian business financing advisor with a track record of business finance success on government loans for small business - Get the SBL working for you... today!
7 Park Avenue Financial :
South Sheridan Executive Centre
2910 South Sheridan Way
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7 Park Avenue Financial provides value added financing consultation for small and medium sized businesses in the area of cash flow , working capital , and debt financing .
Business financing for Canadian Firms , specializing in working capital, cash flow, asset based financing , Equipment Leasing , franchise finance and Cdn. Tax Credit Finance . Founded 2004 - Completed in excess of 100 Million $ of financing for Canadian corporations .
Stan has had a successful career with some of the world’s largest and most successful corporations.
Prior to founding 7 Park Avenue Financial in 2004 his employers over the last 25 years were, ASHLAND OIL, ( 1977-1980) DIGITAL EQUIPMENT CORPORATION, ( 1980-1990) ) CABLE & WIRELESS PLC,( 1991 -1993) ) AND HEWLETT PACKARD ( 1994-2004 ) He is an expert in Canadian Business Financing.
Stan has over 40 years of business and finance executive experience. He has been recognized as a credit/financial executive for three of the largest technology companies in the world; Hewlett-Packard, Digital Equipment and Cable & Wireless. Stan has had in depth, hands on experience in assessing and evaluating thousands of companies that are seeking financing and expansion. He has been instrumental in helping many companies progress through every phase of financing, mergers & acquisitions, sales and marketing and human resources. Stan has worked with startups and public corporations and has many times established the financial wherewithal of organizations before approving millions of dollars of financing facilities and instruments on behalf of his employers.