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Why traditional commercial loans might not be right for you… and how to find the perfect loan to achieve business success. Level 4 Funding shows you how.


There are so many types of loans to consider before you decide which is right for your business needs. For example, a merchant cash advance is an alternative lending program but instead of repaying the loan in monthly installments, loanees pay it back via a percentage of their credit card sales. This is great type of loan for companies that have high credit card business because the rate of how fast the MCA is paid off is related to the volume of sales. The higher the sales, the faster the loan can be repaid — and paid off!

Another form of alternative commercial loans is asset-based lines of credit. With this type, lenders offer lines of credit based on the value of equipment or hard assets of your business. This is a great option for businesses that use a lot of equipment. That would include companies like restaurants, beauty salons, and manufacturing companies. Similar to MCA loans, the value of the equipment determines the amount of the asset-based line of credit (and access to working capital).

Finally, another option is called an unsecured line of credit. For new business, companies that don’t need equipment or ones that don’t have an actual storefront unsecured lines of credit can be great options. This option allows for businesses to obtain working capital. However, in this case the lender may require higher interest rate or payment terms because they are taking on a high-risk investment.

There are many ways that companies can benefits from alternative commercial loans.

For companies that are looking to get cash fast, non-traditional loans are the way to go. They can be approved fairly quickly and traditionally don’t require as much complex documentation required from more conventional lenders. Ultimately, these types of lenders just want to make sure they are going to get their return on investment. If you can prove that to them, a high credit or lengthy established line of credit might not matter as much.

Alternative commercial loans meet a specific purpose, so they might not be the right fit for your business.

For new businesses that don’t yet have a line of credit established or high credit score or ones that don’t have collateral, traditional banks might pass on them as too high risk. However, alternative lenders are more willing to take on these types of businesses. Do your research about the various types of loans available to you and the kind of lenders that can help you. It’s also a good idea to meet with some lenders to discuss your needs until you get a feel for the lender that is right for you. When you are ready, Level 4 Lending is here to help you find the right loan for you — so give them a call today and speak with a professional.

Dennis Dahlberg
Level 4 Funding LLC  Private Hard Money Lender
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
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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.

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