Discover the Keys to Unlocking Your Lender’s Cash Vault

You want financing to increase your revenue and profitability, but do you really know what a lender or investor is looking for? Well pay close attention because, regardless of whether you want $5,000 or $500 million dollars, lenders and investors want pretty much the same thing. They want a transaction with minimal or no risk.

No surprise there, huh? Well how do they determine the level of risk associated with a transaction? There is no short answer to that question, but we can start with a responsible, experienced and innovative management team. They look for management teams that:

• Are interested in building a sustainable and profitable business model
• Has industry experience in developing a successful business
• Works well together, complementing each other’s collaborative style
• Has skin in the game from investing their own funds in the business
• Has a management integrity that incorporates respect for their employees

Strong management teams are far more likely to establish the day-to-day operational procedures that lead to success. They have that rare perspective gained by experience to identify changing market trends and know what to do to address them and still gain market share. With a strong management team, even prior credit issues are less of an issue during the funding process.

If you have a well-planned project, credit worthy customers, sensible contracts and a willingness to cooperate, then you can find a lender or investor that will be privileged to help and finance you in growing your business. If one lender or investor won’t do it, another one will. You just have to provide them with a well conceived, compelling proposition

What we’re talking about here goes right back to good, comprehensive documentation. If you’re not sure what that documentation should be or how to say it, feel free to ask for help. Remember, the only bad question is the question never asked.

Visit us tomorrow for another free commercial loan secret and be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.

You can also contact us to ask questions and voice your concerns. Just pick up the phone and dial, CFIC Funding, Inc. today at 310-370-4871! Ask for David Young or Wayne Clinton. You can also visit http://www.cficfunding.com or mail david@cficfunding.com or wayne@cficfunding.com

Project Financing–Lenders Want to Finance Your Business

Did you know that there are lenders even in today’s market who are not only looking for businesses and projects to finance… they are actually eager to do so? So how do you position your company to be one of them? Keep reading.

Pull up a front row seat and listen in. Today we were talking with the Managing Director of the Private Equity Group we work with. He made the comment: “It’s very difficult to find developers that can do what they claim they can.” It was very similar to what the president of an Equipment Leasing firm said recently.

Think about that for a moment.

These legitimate and capable lenders are actively looking for more businesses and projects to finance. These are sources of capital that get loan and funding requests daily. Many are from sound business concerns with good ideas. But they’re not getting the necessary documentation to support the loan requests they receive. Consequently, they can’t fund as much business as they’d like.

What are they not getting that prevents them from funding the loan? It can be many things. It can be unsigned equipment orders, not getting the right permits and/or licenses, not providing signed purchase contracts or orders from your customers. Many times it comes down to not providing something as simple as a tax return. Often it’s not being clear with how you plan to use the loan proceeds.

If you want money to grow and develop your business, whether it’s $50,000 or $500 million, you have to forecast and plan each step of the way to make sure you have covered all eventualities. Make sure all your orders, contracts, quotes, permits and licenses are fully dated and signed before you send them to your lender or investor.

Be sure to provide a clear step-by-step description of how you see the transaction taking place. If your lender has already stated how it should go, say it again so the lender knows you understand. This is very important, as the lender will be more comfortable in working with a borrower that qualifies and understands his process and procedures.

Let there be no doubt, all lenders would love for the deal to come together and fund smoothly. Just like you. So, be thorough and make sure you give them what they need the first time.

If you need help, ask us for it. Visit us tomorrow for another free commercial loan secret and be sure to subscribe to our RSS feed.

You can also contact us to ask questions and voice your concerns. Just pick up the phone and dial, CFIC Funding, Inc. today at 310-421-7370! Ask for David Young or Wayne Clinton. You can also visit http://www.cficfunding.com or mail david@cficfunding.com or wayne@cficfunding.com