You might need funding for your small business for a variety of reasons. You may want to expand your storefront, or maybe invest in equipment to streamline the process of manufacturing you product. Alternatively, you could be stuck in an emergency scenario and need funding to help resolve it. No matter the reason, don’t let the paperwork required slow you down.
Lenders may differ in their required paperwork, but generally they are all interested in similar details. Collecting those details can be time consuming, but you can speed up the process by following our application checklist. The items below are generally necessary for those looking to gain funding for their business. Make sure you check with your lender for the specific paperwork they require, as well as their basic requirements. Not sure what those are? A good lender will help you understand what you need.
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Business Funding Application Checklist
|Business details (Address, phone number, etc.)|
|Loan amount desired|
|Reason you require funding (business plan)|
|Balances of other debts|
|History of business loan applications|
|Personal credit report|
|Business credit report|
|Income tax returns|
|Personal financial statements for anyone with 20% stake or more in your business|
|Bank statements, including but not limited to income statements, cash flow, balance sheets, etc.|
|Records of accounts receivable and payable|
|Contracts with third parties|
|Franchise agreement (if applicable)|
|Articles of incorporation (if applicable)|
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