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 oc
New SBA Loan Rules Make It Easier for Borrowers to Acquire Businesses
On Jan. 1st, 2018, the SBA enacted a series of new rules making it easier for individuals to use SBA 7(a) loans to purchase a business. Specifically, the SBA modified its Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), including SOP 50 10 5(J), which reduces equity requirements for business acquisitions.
Are SBA 7(a) Loans Available for Franchises?
If you have a franchise, you can get funding for it with an SBA 7(a) loan. Roughly 10% of all SBA loans go to franchises. Be careful, however, as not all franchises are eligible for SBA funding.
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 bus