604. The Government is Paying You to Take Out A Loan
Tersh and Josh welcome Joshua Kim of 7a Accelerator, to discuss why the government is paying YOU to take out a loan and how you can get in on these programs!
Here is a little information about Josh:
Joshua Kim is the founder and CEO of 7a Accelerator, a company that provides consultations, resources, and concierge-style assistance for business owners on capital solutions and securing the right SBA lender. By leveraging $2.5M+ in SBA 7(a) financing, he purchased his first businesses at 19 and 20 years old. A transactional entrepreneur, he is an expert in M&A and government-guaranteed financial instruments.
On today's episode, Tersh & Josh talk with Josh about how to leverage the government programs to get working capital for your business within the next 30 days!
Our Deep Dive~
Right now the SBA has some active incentives that are ONLY good for new loans closed over the next 80-90 days:
- Not all banks are created equal. Make sure you work with a qualified SBA lender who has actually CLOSED and FUNDED loans for companies like yours. Ask bankers hard questions, YOU are the customer, YOU are in the drivers seat, not them.
- You don't need perfect credit. (We have a referral if you need a little bit of cleanup...)
- You don't need a ton of personal collateral. I bought my first business with an SBA loan at 19 and had no more than $20k to my name for securing a $1.2M loan.
- You don't have to have been in business for 2+ years to get a loan, you can use it to scale/supplement growth on newer companies as well.
- SBA loans don't require as much paperwork as you would think and approval process and timing can be less than 30-45 days if you work with the right lenders. (See point #1!)
- SBA loans are for more than just buying a building , you can also buy your first or buy another home service business with one, or buy out a partner. General growth and working capital are also common and eligible uses, as well as refinancing of over more expensive debt.
- SBA financing can help larger companies too. Even if you have $10-15M a year in revenue, SBA financing is likely going to be a much easier route than traditional bank financing.
- 90% Guaranty vs 75%. This means the bank has less risk on giving an SBA loan and is more willing to lend on an aggressive deal.
- 3 months of free payments up to $9,000/mo. That's right - the first 3 months of your loan be paid for by the SBA, if you close before October 1st.
- Guarantee Fee Waiver. The way the SBA doesn't lose money every year on the loans they guarantee through partner banks is by a small insurance premium of sorts charged on every loan varying between 3.5-3.75%.
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