Surprisingly, despite current trade, there are still large
numbers of people who are setting up in business. Proof perhaps
that the well ingrained entrepreneurial instincts of the
American people live on. However, you might think that with all
the stories in the press, that the banks are now completely
unwilling to lend their support by way of finance, loans and
line of credit. But in actual fact, you would be wrong. It is
true that banks are now, thankfully, much more cautious about
whom they are lending to. And that is a good thing for the rest
of us. However it still remains the case that the banks make
their money by lending it in the first place, and they simply
could not afford to stop lending money to people who want to be
Of course it is not like the late eighties or nineties, when
getting finance was sometimes as easy as buying a snack for
lunch. Those were the times when house prices apparently only
appreciated and often at a tremendous rate. The banks were more
than happy to grant loans if you were happy to use your house as
collateral. Nowadays house prices are as liable to fall as rise,
and your bank manager knows that this is not such a great form
of security as it once was. So just how do you go about getting
the finance you require from the banks in the economic climate
that now prevails?
First remember that if you speak to anyone high up in the banks
they will tell you that there is still money to be lent, so
don't be put off when your associates tell you that you'll never
Once you have developed your business plan in detail, make sure
that it is presented in a first-class manner. Ensure that the
plan looks as if it has been created an already successful
business. Remember presentation is still incredibly important.
Next, think about how you are putting yourself over. No matter
how well you have detailed your business plan, your own
appearance and attitude will still mean more to the bank than
anything else. Prove that you have your head screwed on straight
by being business like and highly professional in all your
communication with the bank.
Once you have presented yourself and your plan to the bank,
remember to keep in contact with the bank as much as possible.
This may sound like strange advice, but oddly enough, banks,
rather like most organizations, are prone to pushing less
important work to the back of the pile. Your business plan, for
which you are desperate to get backing, could well be sitting
unattended on the corner of a busy manager's desk. So don't be
annoying be leaving persistent messages, but do keep the
pressure on to get a result.
About the author:
Alan is the site owner of www.dezeinfo.com, which is a loan site
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