Running a small business takes a lot of time, effort, and most importantly, money. While most entrepreneurs can devote all the time and energy they have, capital is where many startups fall short.
The current business economy is moving ahead, but reports suggest a “bifurcated” economy with some areas glowing green, others flashing warning lights and others suggesting recession. So, how does your business plan to navigate these tricky waters?
Ask any business owner: securing funding for your business is, in itself, a full-time job that can be a difficult and frustrating task. While there are many firms out there that claim to want to help you and your business get off the ground or grow, it can be almost impossible to know just who to go with.
As a small business owner, you know that one of your biggest challenges is ensuring that you have access to capital when you need it. However, all too often, entrepreneurs don’t realize how many financing options are available. Unfortunately, not understanding the pros and cons of different methods could mean that you wind up paying more in the long run.
For several years now we’ve seen a booming economy, lifting ourselves out of the Great Recession a decade ago. The stock market has soared, unemployment numbers continue to fall and overall it seems like there’s nothing but a rosy future to look forward to.
A line of credit or LOC is a loan offered by the bank that allows the borrower to withdraw and repay funds based on the client’s schedule and needs. This makes a line of credit ideal for both new businesses and existing businesses that need access to additional working capital. Understanding exactly how they work, why they are beneficial, and potential downfalls for LOCs will enable you to see if they are right for your business.