You want to do business? You’ve got to have a plan. There are numerous reasons why you need one and impressing a Commercial Hard Money Lender is one of them. If your business idea is good, get it down on paper! Don’t let lack of a good business plan ruin your eligibility of getting a loan.
First of all, congratulations on your entrepreneurial endeavor! If you’re reading this blog article, you’ve probably got a great business idea, or one “in the works,” and it has occurred to you that you might need a loan, might need to fill out a loan application very soon, and may very well be doing so with a Commercial Hard Money Lenders. Nothing reeks of professionalism, being prepared, genuineness, and strategic-thinking, than having prepared a business plan–a good business plan. Well–what is a good business plan, why do you need one, and how will your investors evaluate it?
You’ve got to get it down on paper. No one wants to talk about ideas with you that are floating around in your head without thoughtful and strategic back-up planning–not potential partners, lenders, vendors, real estate agents–the list goes on and on. A good business plan shows that you are serious, that you know what you are doing, and if you don’t know everything, it shows that you are more than capable of figuring it out. It brands you, explains your products and services, forces you to plan your goals and strategies, spells out agreements, sets values to the business, and is generally a wanted request of a Commercial Hard Money Lender when it gets down to completing a loan application.
If you have no idea as to how to write business plan–how about researching online? There are countless articles and how-to’s about getting started, what you need to know, and why it is important to have a written plan when it comes to requesting a loan or raising funds for your business idea. Most business plans do include the following that Commercial Hard Money Lenders are looking for–a strong executive summary, business and product/service definitions, targeted demographics, marketing/sales plan (online and offline), financials, partners and managers, an overview of yourself and the company, and more–not in that particular order.
There are many things that a Commercial Hard Money Lender considers when contemplating offering a loan. Your business plan is just one of them. While a Commercial Hard Money Lender is not there to scrutinize every detail of your plan, he/she will, 1) want to see that you indeed have one, 2) see that you have attempted addressing every area of a plan, most pointedly–marketing and financials, and, 3) realize that you are professional, organized, serious, and determined.
Commercial Hard Money Lenders are wonderful options when and if you may be turned down for a loan from a bank, and/or if you are in a rush in order to compete with other bidders. However, no matter what the circumstance, a business plan is always needed. If you expect investors–private investors–to loan you possibly hundreds of thousands of dollars, they’re going to want to see something in writing. Take it a step further even and create the real differences–not only provide a business plan, provide a good one!
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC
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About the author: 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 42 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.