US News | Jan. 24, 2018
The Best Unsecured Business Loans of 2018
If you’re a small business owner, you may have looked into a small business loan as a source of financing. Small business loans typically are used to start or expand a business, purchase inventory and supplies, or strengthen a business’s solvency. In fact, 69 percent of small firms used some form of financing in 2016, according to the National Small Business Association.
However, traditional lenders, such as banks, typically require small business owners to offer some form of collateral for a business loan. Collateral can be business or personal related and include real estate, an auto title, equipment, savings and other assets.
The median small business has less than a month’s worth of cash available to pay expenses if there were to be a gap in the company’s cash flow, according to a 2016 JP Morgan Chase & Co. Institute study. Many small businesses don’t have collateral to pledge for a loan, or would have to resort to pledging personal assets like their home equity for collateral…