A 7(a) loan doesnt come directly from the SBA. Instead, an authorized SBA lender makes the loan and the SBA guarantees a portion of it, mitigating much of the risk for the lender. With the SBA guaranteeing a large portion of the loan, the lender can lower its lending standards, allowing small-business owners with less established credit histories or less cash flow to qualify. Along with a traditional SBA 7(a) loan, there is an SBAExpress program that allows for fast loan approval and CAPLines to provide short-term working capital. How Do I Know if I Am Eligible? Since these loans originate from private financial institutions, the SBA doesnt determine lendee eligibility, but, according to the agency, you must meet these guidelines: 1) Operate as a for-profit entity. 2) Meet the SBAs definition of a small business .
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