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From starting up or expanding your business to recovering from disasters, SBA loan programs are available to help your business succeed.
You can explore various types of loans that may be available to you, including: 7(a) loans, which are part of SBA’s most common program; real estate and equipment loans; disaster recovery and even exporting!
It’s important to understand SBA’s role – the agency doesn’t lend the money directly to entrepreneurs to start or grow a business, but sets the guidelines for loans that made by its partners (lenders, community development organizations and micro-lending institutions). SBA guarantees that these loans will be repaid, which eliminates some of the risk to the lending partners.
Check out the resources here on SBA.gov to gain insight about the financing options you have throughout your business ventures, along with information about loan credit factors, how to prepare your loan application and a helpful checklist.
And when you’re ready, find SBA lenders in your area with this search tool. Discover the size and types of loans being provided, then contact one of the Lender Relations Specialists listed to learn how you can get started.
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