Steps to Get a Better Small Business Loan

  • February 17, 2020
  • Written by : REIL Capital

If you’re a small business owner looking to take out a loan, you may be disappointed by the initial offers on the table.  However, sometimes taking on a more expensive loan is necessary to grow your business. The loans you qualify for now can eventually lead to larger and less expensive loans in the future.  

How can you achieve a larger and less expensive better small business loan in the future?  REIL has some steps for your small business to follow below.  


Become a Reliable Borrower 

The loan you qualify for now can help your business grow. However, it can also portray you as an ideal borrower to lenders.  Ultimately, that depends on how you use and pay off your loan. Your small business needs to be responsible. Build up your credit score and show a history of good habits and payments.  

Additionally, it’s obvious but be sure to stay in business.  The longer you are in business, the less of a risk you are for a loan.  An established company proves it can withstand challenges and unexpected events.  


Be sure to avoid any risks or red flags.  In other words, net losses, overdrafting, or most importantly late payments.  These events can prevent lenders from working with you in the future. 

Refinance Your Business 

After using your current loan, you may be ready for a better and bigger business loan product.  You can make this decision after paying off your first loan. This is a good indication that you are ready for the next step.  You will likely qualify for better products than you did before, because of your reliability.  

Ultimately, paying off your loan completely is the best option.  However, you can still look into graduating to a larger loan despite an outstanding balance.  Refinancing your loan can lead to more favorable terms. 


Use Your New Loan Responsibility 

Does this sound familiar?  Everything in the small business loan world comes full circle.  Become a responsible borrower, and your loan will grow your business. Then the next loan you apply for will be more favorable, larger, and longer terms. It’s definitely a cyclical process.  Each time you finance a product correctly, you rid of barriers and opposition preventing you from obtaining another loan. Don’t give any lenders a reason to say no to your small business. 

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If you or your small business are in need of funding, fill out our commitment free application today!  Our REIL representatives would love to help you grow and improve your business. 

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