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Your Guide to SBA Loans

Key Takeaways

  • Learn all about Small Business Administration loan basics: how it works, its types, pros & cons, interest rates & more
  • Know all about the qualification requirements of SBA financing and the steps to apply for an SBA loan
  • Explore alternative lending options to SBA loans for small businesses.

Frequently Asked Questions

Compared to traditional business loans offered by banks, SBA loans have lower-interest rate, flexible credit requirements, longer repayment terms, and no prepayment penalty after three years of loan disbursement.

The timeline for SBA loan approval varies based on the type of loan you apply. SBA (7A) loans can take 60-90 days for approval whereas SBA 504 loans can take up to 6 months.

SBA loans are highly competitive and require stringent requirements, making them difficult to get approved for.

You can get a maximum loan amount of $5 million through SBA 7(A) loans and a maximum of $5.5 million through SBA 504 loans. According to SBA 7(A) and 504 summary report for 2023, the average SBA 7(A) loan amount is $479,658 while the average SBA 504 loan amount is $1,083,622.

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