Finance & Lending


03 11 2014

03 11 2014

Small Businesses Can Consider Alternative Lending to Get Back on Track

Over the past several years, small business owners have found it difficult to get loans from traditional lenders. Even as the country has in some respects recovered from the Great Recession, business owners still face tightened credit standards from financial institutions that are unwilling to lend how they did in the past.  Now, after a historically cold and snowy winter, many small business owners need additional working capital to help their companies recover. Here are a few things to consider when trying to get your business back on track:

Flexible lending

Alternative lenders are sometimes more willing than big banks to disburse loans to small business owners. According to The Frederick News-Post, there are more than 28 million small businesses active in the United States. Each and every business may not qualify for capital from large banks, which is why many turn to alternative lenders, who offer increased ease of access to capital to help businesses succeed.

Equipment leasing

In addition to alternative lending practices, companies like National Funding also offer equipment leasing options that are beneficial for a wide array of companies. For example, many entrepreneurs find it difficult to stay up to date with new technology, as it seems like one model or design replaces another at least once a year. For companies that want to stay ahead of the times without having to spend a fortune frequently replacing business equipment, leasing is a strong option.

When leasing, an organization can take products for a test drive, trying out a piece of equipment before investing fully in a purchase. Rather than paying large up front costs, companies can take their time and evaluate whether a business tool is right for them.

Contact National Funding to find out more about alternative lending and leasing options.


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