What do you really qualify for a loan?

We realize show difficult and tasking it is to find a lender that will provide the best loan for your business or personal use. 

Here are a few tips to help guide you to the best decision for your loan. 

Common mistakes when applying for a loan: 

  • Big effect for lenders are high usage of credit cards because business use them Vs. a loan. If possible reduce them before applying. 
  • Checking your FICO and SBSS score, banks and lenders look at FICO & generally want 600+, SBSS score which is the business credit score that SBA and banks will use. Low is 140, banks will not accept anything under 160, generally they line in the 190++ range.  
  • Is getting a loan and understanding what you really qualify for. Banks only approve about 10% of loans, general industry with alternative is around 40-60% approvals and have limited industries they serve. 
  • Finding a lender that matched your requirements and conditions, i.e.., startup, working capital etc. and being prepared with all the requirements and paperwork such as tax documents, personal financial statements, bank statements, etc. 
  • Cash flow on paybacks to the loans, lenders will match up your cash flow, bank deposits, credit card statements, too see what amount you can actually afford. 
  • Each time you apply for a loan and they turn you down then you have to start all over again. This really affects your credit score every time you apply. Lenders look at how many inquiries. when they see several they know you are shopping and have n=been turned down. 

What Lendingcapital provides: Our bQual report delivers your Small Business Credit Score (SBSS & FICO), your consumer credit score and full credit report, as well as a detailed fundability report assessing your financing prospects. And you may even be prequalified for a loan in real time. 

 About Us Clients nationwide turn to LendingCapital national funding platform with over 5000 lenders each year to identify the right funding options for their business projects and assistance in meeting their financing needs. 

LendingCapital’s bQual application provides business owners the tools and knowledge to understand their creditworthiness before applying for and committing to a loan. 

Use our bQual application and save time, energy, frustration, and Know the Score before you apply for a loan. 

https://lendingcapital.net  

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What do you really qualify for financing? 

We realize show difficult and tasking it is to find a lender that will provide the best loan for your business or personal use.

Here are a few tips to help guide you to the best decision for your loan.

Common mistakes when applying for a loan:

  • Big effect for lenders are high usage of credit cards because business use them Vs. a loan. If possible reduce them before applying.
  • Checking your FICO and SBSS score, banks and lenders look at FICO & generally want 600+, SBSS score which is the business credit score that SBA and banks will use. Low is 140, banks will not accept anything under 160, generally they line in the 190++ range.
  • Is getting a loan and understanding what you really qualify for. Banks only approve about 10% of loans, general industry with alternative is around 40-60% approvals and have limited industries they serve.
  • Finding a lender that matched your requirements and conditions, i.e.., startup, working capital etc. and being prepared with all the requirements and paperwork such as tax documents, personal financial statements, bank statements, etc.
  • Cash flow on paybacks to the loans, lenders will match up your cash flow, bank deposits, credit card statements, too see what amount you can actually afford.
  • Each time you apply for a loan and they turn you down then you have to start all over again. This really affects your credit score every time you apply. Lenders look at how many inquiries. when they see several they know you are shopping and have n=been turned down.

What Lendingcapital provides: Our bQual report delivers your Small Business Credit Score (SBSS & FICO), your consumer credit score and full credit report, as well as a detailed fundability report assessing your financing prospects. And you may even be prequalified for a loan in real time.

About Us Clients nationwide turn to LendingCapital national funding platform with over 5000 lenders each year to identify the right funding options for their business projects and assistance in meeting their financing needs.

LendingCapital’s bQual application provides business owners the tools and knowledge to understand their creditworthiness before applying for and committing to a loan.

Use our bQual application and save time, energy, frustration, and Know the Score before you apply for a loan.

https://lendingcapital.net 

The Business of Budgeting your Business…

The Business of Budgeting your Business

A budget? So, who needs a budget? You do-that’s who.

Unlike the government we actually need to balance our checkbooks. A budget allows you to identify spending habits, and allows your business (or personal) to make necessary adjustments and changes.

       Don’t just be in business to stay in business-be in business to grow your business

There are many areas to delve into for a complete business plan, for practical purposes we will stick to budgeting and a few essentials.

Check list: All of this and more inside my 16-award winning book:

“the sexy little book of finance III” 2 books in one-Personal & Business

  • Your budget should be on a spreadsheet in excel or another format so you can update.
  • Personal budget and Business information should be part of your routine.
  • Make copies of all serial numbers of vehicles, laptops, cell phones, or any other important information of equipment.
  • Copies of any operators or employees who have access to any equipment, vehicles, should have their drivers license and insurance so you have the information and can check any expiration dates.
  • Credit card numbers, expiration dates, and all employees who assigned a card
  • Record of all policies or contracts
  • Starting inventory and ending inventories (daily, weekly, monthly, and annually) or as deemed appropriate for your business model
  • Bank loans, all financial information stored & backed up daily on a private server or encrypted cloud program
  • ADD your own categories.

You should have a full marketing plan (in writing), websites with SEO search, game plan how are you going to market your product or services – internet-seminars-mailers-email campaigns-workshops-etc. If you are looking for money from a bank or lending institution all this will be necessary. Everybody thinks they can apply and get approved in 15 seconds with 3 little questions and nothing else to provide…SORRY, little things like bank statements, tax returns, personal financial statements (free on our website) just to mention a few things. You can see what else may be required on our website.

Now back to budgeting…

 

 

 

Month _________________                      Beginning Cash Balance $ __________________________

Category                                 Estimated Budget             Actual               Difference

Revenue/1099                         _______________           _______________      _______________

Accounts Receivable               _______________         _______________      _______________

Investment Income                 _______________         _______________      _______________

Interest Income                       _______________         _______________      _______________

Other                                       _______________           _______________      _______________

Total Actual Income:          _______________                                           _______________

EXPENSES

Rent/Lease                              _______________          _______________      _______________

Loans                                       _______________          _______________      _______________

Accounts Payable                    _______________        _______________      _______________

Inventory Purchase                 _______________        _______________      _______________

Equipment Purchases             _______________       _______________      _______________

Office Supplies                        _______________         _______________      _______________

Cell Phones                              _______________         _______________      _______________

Advertising                              _______________         _______________      _______________

Printing                                   _______________          _______________      _______________

Postage                                   _______________           _______________      _______________

Payroll                                     _______________          _______________      _______________

Payroll Taxes                           _______________        _______________      _______________

Health Insurance                     _______________       _______________      _______________

Repairs/Maintenance             _______________        _______________      _______________

Automobile Expense               _______________       _______________      _______________

Gas/maintenance                   _______________          _______________      _______________

Auto Insurance                        _______________         _______________      _______________

Business Insurance                 _______________        _______________      _______________

Accounting fees                      _______________         _______________      _______________

Retirement contributions        _______________      _______________      _______________

Web hosting                            _______________         _______________      _______________

Other                                       _______________          _______________      _______________

Total Actual Expenses $ _________________________

Income_____________ minus Total Expenses_____________= Ending Balance_______

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Be Prepared-Be Informed-Be Successful

The last time I got instant gratification – I got food poisoning

https://lendingcapital.net

EQUIFAX – 143 Million breached half the US population…ouch

We are a Corporate & Individual agency for LifeLock® Identity Theft Solutions  

Equifax with 143 million breached has created a national epidemic – and you will be 11 X more likely to have your identity stolen because of this. 

               How LifeLock Works 

 Give us a little information: birthdate, SSN, email, etc. 

WE SCAN 

We look for threats to your identity. 

WE ALERT 

We alert you of suspicious threats by text, email, or phone. 

WE RESTORE 

If your identity is stolen, our U.S.-based team will work to fix it. 

WE REIMBURSE 

We’ll reimburse funds stolen due to identity theft up to the limit of your plan. 

Our Million Dollar Protection™ Package 

Watch our 1 minute video https://youtu.be/yPrFsuTh-Vw  

As business you are a primary target, the average cost of a breach is around $100,000 per location! You need to add a level of protection that safeguards your employees, your business, and your clients. There are no hard costs to you the employer as it is a voluntary benefit-and IRS has approved as a non-taxable voluntary benefit. 

Our program offers a 15% discount (already built in the pricing on our website) 

We are SSL Certified-Malware Scanner-Google Blacklist-and McAfee protected. 

https://lendingcapital.net 

Frank J. Eberhart, CEP®, RFC®, Author 

 

Credit and small business…

Credit and small business 

I know some of this seems redundant from previous blogs I have done, but, it seems I need to repeat some of the highpoints (or low points depending on how you look at it). Here is short summary of what you need to get together.  

Remember this: Almost 90% of all bank loans get turned down. 

  1. Check your credit BEFORE you apply. Places like www.creditchecktotal.com  will give you all 3 bureaus. 
  1. CORRECT or explain anything that is negative.  
  1. Create a marketing and game plan (in writing to present) 
  1. Create a BUDGET  
  1. Complete a PFS (personal financial statement) 
  1. 3 years business and tax returns 
  1. 3 years personal tax returns 
  1. Profit and loss statement 
  1. Cash flow is one of the primary things lenders look for-generally most lenders give around 20% of annual sales 
  1. List number of clients (lenders like lots of clients-low number of clients means high risk to a lender 
  1. Get your SBSS score (small business scoring service). You can get this at Nav.com  
  1. If you are looking for an SBA loan: the requirements are a  minimum score of 140, most lenders will NOT provide a loan if SBSS score is under 160. The range is 0-300 
  1. SBA loans are difficult to get and can be expensive and take up to 3 months or more to fund.  So, if you are in a hurry look elsewhere that is why we offer short and long-term loans. 
  1. Personal FICO score-0-840 most lenders want 650 
  1. D-UN-N-S number (Dun and Bradstreet-100 as the highest a score of 80 is good-free  
  1. Most secondary lenders (non-bank) have very short terms and require daily or weekly ACH payments form your bank 
  1. DO NOT apply at several banks or lenders at once or keep applying-every time you do this it pulls down your credit score-you will not get a loan. 
  1. Most lenders require a minimum of 3 – 6 months in business and do not do startups. 
  1. Have a website, subscribe to places like Yoast (SEO), Rankcrew.com for backlinks, make sure it is HTTPS (secure) you can have the greatest website but who cares if nobody can find it. 
  1. Have engaging content-you only have around 2 seconds or so for someone to keep looking or come back to your site (like this-a blog) 

The old bait & switch,” get approved in seconds and get funded in hours”- in lending instant gratification can cost you a lot of money. High interest, short terms, and not as much as they promised or even turned down after they actually pull your credit. 

We hope this helps you, our goal is always to help businesses and individuals who want to start a business. 

We have realistic lending programs from established to start ups-Lendingcapital is a national direct lending platform. 

Regards 

Frank 

https://lendingcapital.net  

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Small business has over 825 billion in unpaid invoices…that is 5% of our GDP

29.6 small businesses in America and employee about half of the entire workforce

Did you know that small business has $825 Billion in unpaid invoices?

825 billion- equates to 5% of the US GDP, so pay up to small business and help them and the economy

  • Most small businesses get paid in 21 days on invoices
  • But only have 27 days of cash reserves
  • 84 thousand in unpaid invoices
  • 81% are over 30 days past due.
  • Some industries wait even longer to get paid-as much as 90 days!

In the meantime, help your cash flow, your business, and your stress

We have programs to help from $5000 to $3 Million

Benefit from invoice factoring, Purchase Order Financing, Credit Lines, Collection Services

  • Improves cash flow, often within 24- 48 hours of invoice date
  • Allows companies to meet payment deadlines, such as payroll and fulfill new orders
  • Reduces time and resources spent collecting accounts receivable
  • Allows for better terms to large customers to help increase sales
  • Enables payment to suppliers quicker, taking advantage of early pay discounts
  • Evaluated credit limits for new customers
  • Improves company credit rating

Top 5 Reasons Companies Choose Asset-Based Lending

  • Optimize working capital
  • Support continued growth
  • Take advantage of opportunities
  • Need for flexible and customized package
  • Unable to get traditional financing due to high growth, limited sales history or restructuring situations

Top 5 Reasons Why Companies Choose Purchase Order Funding

  • Down payment to vendor to produce the product
  • Under-capitalized and in need of cash injection
  • Take advantage of opportunities
  • Need for flexible and customized financing options
  • Unable to get traditional financing due to high growth, limited sales history or restructuring situations

Collection Services

Experienced & Professional

  • Providing third party collection and verification services for over 12 years. Since 2012, processed over $1 Billion dollar in cash management with over 4000 third party debtors (paying sources). Our approach is to open lines of communication with third party debtors and the customer to ensure all paper work is accurate and validated to smooth out the cash flow and allow for a high level of predictability in cash flow.

 Invoice Verification & Collection Calls

  • Collection & verification analyst are information seekers to ensure the facts are reported back to our clients. Having an added clerical support person without taking on salary or benefits is an added value to our invoice factoring clients. Many business owner’s dislike chasing down the money and making credit calls falls on the priority list. With Sterling’s verification analyst making these calls it frees up the business owner to spend time driving sales and bring profits to the bottom line.

 Client Communication – Aging Notes Weekly

  • We provide weekly aging notes for the client to review and strategize collection plans. As a third-party verification firm, Verification analyst have been trained to provide real time information to our clients to ensure there are no surprise week to week with cash advances.

      Over 90-Day Trends – Industry Leading Under 5%

  • Our three year over-90-day collection rate under 5% of gross invoice collections. We provide collection and verification services nationwide for many industries. Sterling has many cases where over 90-day invoices averaged 15% to 25% and after engaging a full-time Sterling verification analyst invoices over 90-days dropped below the targeted goal of 5%.

 

See comparisons & services below…

For small business up to $100,000…

When you clear an invoice, we calculate a small fee on top of the invoice value. Repay us over 12 or 24 weeks. Your choice.

  • For a $1,000 invoice, your weekly payment would be about $89 for 12-week repayment. This includes $83 for invoice value, and roughly $6 in fees.
  • Fees may vary but you always know them before you commit to anything.
  • Payments are automatically debited from your bank account the week after you clear the invoice.
  • If you pay us back early, we waive all the remaining fees. This means if you paid us back on week 4, you’d only pay the fees for weeks 1-4. We would waive the fees for weeks 5-12 entirely.
  • Setting up an account is completely free, and there are no subscription fees, origination fees, or any other hidden fees at all.

 

For business $25,000 to 3 million

Product Comparison

Purchase
Order
Bronze Invoice Factoring Silver Invoice Factoring Gold Invoice Factoring Ledgered Line of Credit ABL Line
of Credit
Loan
Size
$25,000-
$100,000
$25,000-
$100,000
$100,000-
$250,000
$250,000-
$1,000,000
$250,000-
$3,000,000
$250,000-
$3,000,000
Advance Rate 40.0% 75.0% 80.0% 85.0% 85.0% 85.0%
Risk
Profile
Very High Highest Moderate Moderate Moderate Low
Pricing 4% per month 3% per month 2% per month 1.50% per month Prime + 4% + Service Fee Prime + 4% + Service Fee
Key
Features
·         PO Converts in less than 60 days

·         Gross Margin is < 40%

·         Debtor Quality

·         Historical Payment from Debtor

·         Bank Statement Activity Last 90 days

·         Spot Factoring

·         Cash Paid to Lockbox

·         Under 12 debtors

·         Quick Set up 3 days

·         Invoice Mail Service

·         Monthly Statement Service

·         Collection Calls at 31, 45, 60 days

·         Cash Dominion of Funds

·         Weekly or Daily Funds

·         Debtors from 10-100

·         Annual sales of $1M to $5M

·         Balance Sheet Negative Equity

·         Cash Dominion of Funds

·         Weekly or Daily Funds

·         Debtors from 10-100

·         Annual sales of $2M to $20M

·         Balance Sheet Equity

·         Cash Dominion of Funds

·         Weekly or Daily Funds

·         Debtors from 10-100

·         Annual sales of $2M to $20M

·         Debt/TNW 25x:1 or better

·         Accounts Receivable Only

·         Cash Dominion of Funds

·         Weekly or Daily Funds

·         Debtors from 10-100

·         Annual sales of $2M to $20M

·         Debt/TNW 12x:1 or better

·         A/R + Inventory

·         A/R + Inventory + Machinery

 

Frank J. Eberhart, CEP®, RFC®, Author

www.Lendingcapital.net Frank@lendingcapital.net

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