A Borrower’s Guide to Arizona Business Loans

There are several different types of loans suitable for businesses. Make sure you know the difference between each one before choosing your next Arizona business loans.

If you are running a business, you may find yourself in need of working capital, new equipment, or additional inventory.  A business loan specifically for one of these needs may be your best bet when it comes to continued success or hanging in there during the slow season. There are an assortment of Arizona business loans to choose from including bank loans, mezzanine financing, asset-based financing, invoice financing, microloans, business cash advances and cash flow loans.

  • Bank loan: Just as the name indicates, the originator of this type of loan is a bank. The loan may or may not be a secured loan.  A secured loan requires approved collateral.  If payments are not made, then the collateral will be kept and usually sold.  An unsecured loan is, just as the name states, one in which there is no requirement to pledge collateral to obtain the loan.  Before making an unsecured loan, a bank may want to see the borrower’s business accounts, balance sheet and business plan, the principal’s background, and credit histories.
  • SBA Loans: The Small Business Administration is a government agency that offers guaranteed backed loans through your local bank. The SBA (a) includes both a standard and express loan approval process.
  • Mezzanine finance: Mezzanine financing effectively secures a company’s debt on its equity, allowing the lender to claim part-ownership if the loan is not paid back in full and on time. The loan is made with collateral.  Dilution of the debtor’s equity occurs in a default situation.
  • Asset-Based Finance: If you are lacking the credit rating or track record to qualify, this type of financing has become a very popular choice. The lender focuses on the borrower’s assets instead of their credit rating.  Various assets are considered including the premises, plant, stock, or receivables.
  • Invoice Finance (factoring): An alternative to conventional financing, this type of lending requires the borrowing at a discounted amount of the invoices. Once established, you will be able to obtain funds as soon as a new invoice is created.  This may not be the best option for your business.  There may be a negative view by customers, and the lender will take ownership over the businesses’ invoices until the loan is paid.
  • Microloans: These Arizona business loans are for amounts of $100,000 or less. Alternative lenders are more likely to make these types of loans than traditional banks.  If the traditional bank makes this type of loan, it is made based on the individual personal credit score than the business credit score.

Checking out Online Lenders

A number of online lenders have begun popping up on the World-Wide-Web.  Since 2014, $12 billion dollars have been made.  Since 2000, non-bank online lenders have doubled their outstanding portfolio balance each year. Another option is crowdfunding—an option that allows businesses to raise capital from a wide variety of sources.

Personal guarantees are usually required if you own a certain percentage of the business.

If you are an owner of 20% or more of a business, most lenders will require a personal guarantee.  This allows the lender to collect on a Arizona business loan in the event of a default.  In most cases, as a personal guarantor, you will need a strong personal credit score.


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