Should I Use a Private Money Lender? Your Questions Answered
January 24, 2021
January 25, 2021


You’re tired of working for “the man.” You want to be your own boss. That comes with start up money. You’re going to need a business loan.

The hardest part of starting your own business is finding the financing. It can be problematic, but it is not impossible. There are numerous sources when looking for a business loan. The more prepared you are, the better chance you will find your funding.


Creating and building a business requires two things: a great idea and money. Business lenders can have incredibly strict standards. So, the more you know about what these lenders will require the easier it will be to get approved.

1. Get a business plan: There are few lenders that will fund you without a business plan. A business plan will include a written description of the future of your business. It is a detailed story of what you plan to do and step by step instructions on how you plan on doing it. This will include: your strategy, your products and services, your marketing plan, your background and your personnel’s background, and your financing needs.

2. Decide which type of loan is best for you: It can be difficult to get a business loan if you are just starting out. Often small business lenders want you to be in business for a certain amount of time and require a minimal annual revenue. If you are just starting out a personal loan or small business credit card may be something you look into. These are unsecured, so you will not be required to put up any collateral like you are with a business loan.

3. Gather documents: Business lenders will want to know if your business is a good risk before funding you. You will need to pull out all your financial statements; this will include the last three years of your bank statements, personal credit report and business and personal tax returns.

4. Check your credit: You will have more success if you have good personal credit. Your FICO score will range from 300-850. The better your credit, the lower your interest rate. The majority of borrowers range from 670-739. However, it is still possible to get a loan with poor credit.

Can you get a Arizona business loan with poor credit?

Yes, it is still possible to get a financing for your small business with poor credit. One way to do this is through a hard money business loan. These loans are meant for business owners who don’t qualify for traditional business loans. A hard money Arizona business loan is a loan that is backed by the business’s commercial real estate. A hard money loan is an asset based loan. In essence, you will be using your business’s commercial real estate as collateral for the loan. In case of default by the borrower, the property is used as protection. This is fantastic news for people with bad credit; because this loan is not based on the borrower’s FICO score. It is determined, almost completely, by the collateral you can offer to the lender. Hard money business loans are calculated by a loan-to-value ratio. The loan-to-value ratio is a percentage of the property’s value. Typically, lenders will lend 70-75% of the value of the property used as collateral. These are non-traditional loans and are individuals or lending organizations. Hard money business loans are easy to apply for, easy to qualify for and borrowers will receive funds quickly.

No matter what financial situation you find yourself in, you will find funding for your business. If you are a veteran business owner (or a new business owner), don’t qualify with traditional banks’ strict standards, or need your funds available quickly— there is a lender for you.

                                                                                                                    Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC

Dennis Dahlberg


Level 4 Funding LLC

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About:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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