Online Applications for Small Business Loans

Unsecured Small Business Loans

Interested in financing for your business? Get a true loan decision in minutes with OnDeck.

Do you need financing, but don’t want to deal with the hassle of a traditional bank? Our online applications for small business loans may be your answer.

When your equipment is down or your supplies are low, you don’t need a trip to the bank, you need a fast online business loan application without a cumbersome, lengthy process.

Our online financing applications can give you the cash you need — quickly and easily — from $5,000 to $500,000.

When you apply online for a business loan with OnDeck, you can be approved in minutes and get funding in as fast as one business day.

Our online application for small business loans can give you the cash you need — quickly and easily — from $5,000 to $500,000, over 3-36 months. We can help with our easy online applications for small business loans. We’ll give you an answer in minutes, with funding as fast as one business day.

Safe and Secure

Some small business owners have questions about the security of online applications for small business loans. It is important to research your lender – reputable lenders such as OnDeck use strong encryption and Transport Layer Security (TLS) protocol to ensure your Sensitive Information is securely sent to OnDeck.


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Frequently Asked Questions:

Applying for a Business Loan?

Q. Do I need collateral to get a small business loan?

A. Some lenders do require collateral for a small business loan: that may take the form of requiring specific collateral or requiring a general lien on business assets. From the lender perspective, requiring collateral reduces the amount of risk associated with a small business loan. Collateral gives the lender more options to collect should the borrower fail to make the agreed-upon periodic payments..

Q. Can I get a business loan without being a corporation? Can a sole proprietor get a business loan?

A. You do not need to be incorporated to get a small business loan provided you are a registered business with a business checking account or have a business tax I.D. number. However, there may be potential benefits to incorporation and you should consult with a trusted advisor to determine options that may best suit your business objectives..

Q. Can I get a business loan after a bankruptcy?

A. Qualifying for a small business loan will be more difficult during the 10 years the bankruptcy appears on your credit report, but some lenders will work with your businesses if the bankruptcy has been discharged typically for at least two years..

Q. How do I get a business loan with less-than-perfect credit?

A. Depending upon how bad your credit is, it is still possible to get a business loan provided you have a healthy business and have the cash flow to repay the loan. Lenders look at your credit profile as a way to judge what you’ll do in the future, so if you have a poor credit history, you’ll likely need to explain any extenuating circumstances that contributed to your poor profile. Generally, a credit score below 650 rules out both an SBA guaranteed loan or a loan at the local bank, so you will likely need to find an alternative source of financing and will probably pay a higher interest rate, but if your credit score is at least 500, it’s still possible to get a small business loan..

Q. Do I need a business plan to get a business loan?

A. Some lenders like banks, credit unions, and SBA lenders often require a business plan (see What do I need to apply for an SBA loan), however many online lenders look at other business metrics and don’t require a business plan..

Q. What documents do I typically need for a business loan?

A. Some of the documents you might need will differ from lender to lender, but having these documents at your fingertips will make it much easier to apply for a loan at the local bank or an online small business lender:.

  • Your business financial statements including a profit and loss (P&L), an income statement, and an outline of your expenses
  • Your personal financial information including the last three years of personal income tax returns
  • Your business license
  • A copy of your business lease
  • Your bank statement for the last three months
  • See also “What do I need to apply for an SBA loan?
  • Q. How do I get a startup loan?

    A. Aside from the SBA — which has a guarantee program for well-qualified startups — there typically aren’t many loan options for a startup. Most traditional lenders, like the local bank, prefer to see a few years in business. Many online lenders will work with a business owner who has at least a year in business. Some non-profit micro-lenders do offer business loans to qualifying startups..

    Q. Do I need collateral to get an equipment lease?

    A. The equipment you are leasing is usually the collateral used in an equipment lease..

    Q. Do I need a personal guarantee to get a business loan?

    A. Most small business owners will be required to give a personal guarantee when applying for a small business loan..

    Q. How do I apply for a small business loan?

    A. If you are applying for a loan at the local bank or credit union, you will typically meet with a loan officer in the branch office and be given the appropriate forms to compete an application. If you apply for an online business loan, you will generally complete a simple online application, like OnDeck’s..

    Q: How do I know if I can trust an online lender?

    A: Check their Better Business Bureau Ranking and look for mentions of them in news organizations like CNBC, Bloomberg, PBS, and more. You can also check 3rd part review sites like TrustPilot.

    Q: How long will the online application process take me?

    A: OnDeck’s easy business loan application process can get you a decision in minutes and funding in as fast as 1 business day.

    Q: Do I have to apply online for a business loan, or can I call?

    A: You can apply online or call a loan specialist from 9AM EST – 8PM EST at (888) 269-4246.