Startup Financing

Startup loan options range from traditional loans to alternative financing like unsecured startup loans.
For some entrepreneurs, an unsecured startup loan is their best option for financing.
Learn about all options available for funding your startup business.
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You have your idea for a business firmly in mind and are ready to proceed. All that's missing is the startup financing necessary to take your concept from the planning stage and into reality. As a startup business owner, what are your financial options?

For many startups, realizing their business dreams means incurring personal debt to fund their new company. Some entrepreneurs take great lengths to get the money they need. Some might sell off high-priced items while others might take out a second mortgage. Some new business owners might even run up charges on their personal credit cards in order to fund the business, affecting their credit scores.

It can seem like entrepreneurs have limited options when it comes to startup financing, but there are better alternatives to personal debt or emptying a retirement account. There are lenders available who will offer startup loans to new businesses. These loans can be either secured loans or unsecured loans.

Secured startup loans require the use of collateral in order to back the loan amount. For example, it is possible to receive a home equity line of credit to obtain the financing you need for your new venture. It's important to remember that, as this is a loan that's tied to your home, if you're unable to make the payments on the loan your house may be put at risk. This might be a hazard you're unwilling to take on a new business venture, no matter how innovative an idea it might be.

Unsecured startup loans vary based on the status of your new business, but they all have the same thing in common - unsecured loans don't require collateral. For a brand new business that hasn't yet opened, an unsecured startup loan is actually a personal loan. The reason for this is that, as the business isn't in operation, the loan is based on your personal credit. The success of obtaining an unsecured personal loan depends on how good your credit history is and how high your credit scores are.

If your business is a startup but has actually been operating for six months or more, you have more options available, such as obtaining financing using a merchant cash advance or via bank statement financing. A merchant cash advance tends to carry a might higher finance charge than the interest rates you might find with a bank and bank statement financing reviews the amount of money that's in your business checking account, using your business's bank statement as the criteria.

AmOne can help you find all of your startup financing options and to decide which type of funding is right for your new business. AmOne's free service and proprietary matching system works to help locate the highly rated startup financing available in your area. To learn more, just complete our short startup financing solutions form or contact us today. You can call AmOne toll-free at 1-800-781-5187 for live assistance from one of our financial search specialists. AmOne is here to answer your questions Monday through Friday from 9:00 AM to 9:00 PM and on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Eastern time.


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