Posts in SBA 7(a) Loan Basics
How Do Commercial Real Estate Loans Work?

Commercial real estate lending isn’t rocket science. But the lack of resources out there on the topic certainly make it feel that way, sometimes. That’s why we’ve designed this infographic to break it down into logical steps.

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SBA Loans for Laundromats and Dry Cleaners

In 2017, laundromats and dry cleaners generated $14 billion of revenue and employed nearly 200,000 workers across the U.S. While the industry has faced serious threats due to shifting consumer preferences and an increase in in-home laundry machines, there’s still a huge demand for laundry and dry cleaning services, especially in certain markets.

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SBA Loans for Computer Repair Companies

In 2017, the U.S. computer and electronics repair industry took in $18 billion of revenue and employed nearly 140,000 workers across the country. While the industry has been challenged by the reduced costs of electronics, companies in the right market can still take in a big profit. So, if you’re looking for financing to open, expand, or refinance business debt on a computer repair company, an SBA loan could be the perfect option.

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SBA Loans for HVAC Companies

In the United States, the heating and cooling (HVAC) industry generates approximately $93 billion in revenue each year, and employs more than 50,000 workers across the country. If you own or operate an HVAC business and you need funding to maintain or grow your firm, getting an SBA loan could be a great solution.

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SBA Loans for Plumbers

The U.S. plumbing industry generates more than $100 billion in revenue each year, and employs nearly 500,000 Americans, making it an essential facet of the U.S. economy. If you own a plumbing business, and you want to expand your company, buy a competitor, or refinance business debt, getting SBA financing could be one of the best way to do so.

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Goodwill in Relation to SBA 7(a) Loans

Goodwill is an intangible asset that arises when a new owner purchases a business. Goodwill only arises when the new owner purchases the business for more than the tangible and intangible assets, minus the business’s liabilities. In general, SBA loans limit the amount of goodwill involved in a business acquisition, as the more goodwill involved in a transaction, the riskier it is for both the lender and the borrower.

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Can You Get an SBA 7(a) Loan for a Medical Center?

Americans spent over $3 trillion on healthcare in 2016 alone, making it one of the largest industries in the entire country. And, while much of the industry is dominated by large public and private hospitals, as well as doctors’ offices, smaller, private medical centers also occupy an important market niche. And, if you own (or want to own) an independent outpatient medical center, a small surgery clinic, or an ultrasound/MRI center, an SBA 7(a) loan could be a great way to get the financing you need to start, maintain, and grow your business.

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Are there SBA Loans for Women Entrepreneurs?

According to the National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO), there are over 11.6 million women entrepreneurs across the U.S., generating approximately $1.7 in sales each year. And, just like other hardworking entrepreneurs, women need capital in order to start, maintain, and grow their businesses. Fortunately, the SBA has stepped in with several programs that can help women take their businesses to the next level. If you’re a woman business owner looking for SBA funding, this is what you need to know.

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Can SBA Loans Be Used for Real Estate Investment?

SBA loans cannot be used for businesses in which the primary source of income is real estate investment. In fact, SBA loans can only fund real estate that is owner-occupied, and will be used primarily by the business that is taking out the loan. However, in most cases, a business only needs to occupy 51% of the property it has purchased.

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