Looking for small business loans in Fort Worth? Elan Capital has direct access to over 75 traditional banks and alternative lending sources in the U.S., Canada and the U.K.
Small Business Loans in Fort Worth
With offices in Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, El Paso, and Lubbock, Elan combines Alternative Financial Services in Dallas with a personal touch not found “online”.
And unlike online lending sites, Elan Capital is not beholden to just one lending source.
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Elan Capital, Inc combines the best aspects of online lending with personal service here in Dallas and Fort Worth.
Elan has direct access to dozens of small business funding sources.
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An easier way to secure small business loans in Fort Worth
- You no longer have to spend time contacting individual direct lenders online, trying to find the best deal, as Elan has compiled all of that information for you.
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Traditionally, a small business owner went to the bank where they had a business account, knew the bankers, they had children that were in school with your kids, you saw them in church, and apply for a loan. Today, small business lending at the big banks is down over 30% from a decade ago and decreases every year. This is now known as the “Main Street Credit Gap”.
The Main Street Credit Gap refers to the fact that since the great recession of 2008/9, small business loans are still quite scarce over a decade later.
This is happening because banks don’t even process small business loans under about $1M nationally and traditional lending channels have become difficult for the average small business. The big reason traditional small business lending has decreased?
Smaller Loans = Less Profit
Most small businesses seek loans of less than $100,000, according to Karen Mills, a former SBA administrator. However, bankers like to underwrite larger loans because it’s more profitable for them. And the costs are the same. It costs a bank about the same amount to process a $50,000 small business loan as it does a $1 million large business loan, but they can make much more money by underwriting the million dollar loan.
Since the 2009 crash, banks have become risk-averse. “Post-recession, banks became more risk-averse and unfortunately, small business loans are inherently riskier than large business loans or even consumer loans,” says Rhea Aguinaldo, manager of entrepreneurship for the Small Business Majority, a national advocacy group for small business owners.
Small Business Loans in Fort Worth – Lending Redefined
Elan has access to dozens of lenders offering;
- Working Capital Loans: Working-capital loans are designed as short-term solutions for businesses in need of money to help run their operation. Working-capital loans are available from most alternative lenders. The advantage of a working-capital loan is that it gives small businesses the ability to keep their operations running while they search for other ways to increase their revenue. Some downsides of a working-capital loan are that they often come with higher interest rates and may have shortened repayment terms.
- Equipment Loans: Many alternative lenders offer their own types of equipment loans. Equipment loans and leases provide money to small businesses for office equipment, such as copy machines and computers, or things such as machinery, tools and vehicles. Instead of paying for the large purchases all at once up front, equipment loans allow business owners to make monthly payments on the items. One benefit of equipment loans is that they are often easier to obtain than some other types of loans because the equipment being purchased or leased serves as collateral. Equipment loans preserve cash flow since they don’t require a large down payment and may offer some beneficial tax write-offs.
- Merchant Cash Advance: This type of loan is made to a business based on the volume of its monthly credit/debit card transactions. Businesses can typically receive an advance on their monthly transaction volume, sometimes even more. The terms for repaying a merchant cash advance vary by lender. Some alternative lenders take a fixed amount of money out of a business’s merchant account every day, while others take a percentage of the daily credit card sales. The best candidates for merchant cash advances are businesses with strong credit/debit card sales, such as retailers, restaurants and service type businesses. The advantages of merchant cash advances are that they are relatively easy to obtain, funding can be received in as quickly as a few days, and the loan is paid back directly from credit card sales.
- Business Lines of Credit: Like working-capital loans, lines of credit provide small businesses money for day-to-day cash-flow needs. These are not recommended for larger purchases (like vehicles and machinery), and are available for as short as 90 days to as long as several years. With a line of credit, you take only what you need and pay interest only on what you use, rather than the entire amount. These loans are usually unsecured and don’t require any collateral. They also have longer repayment terms and give you the ability to build up your credit rating if you make the interest payments on time.
- Professional Practice Loans: Professional practice loans are designed specifically for providers of professional services, such as businesses in the insurance, health care, accounting, legal, engineering, architecture and veterinary fields. These types of loans are typically used for buying real estate, purchasing an existing practice, renovating office space, buying new equipment and refinancing prior debt.
- Franchise Startup Loans: Franchise startup loans are designed for entrepreneurs who need financing to help open their own franchise business. These loans, can be used for working capital, or to pay franchise fees, buy equipment and build restaurants and stores.
And it doesn’t stop there. Construction loans, inventory loans, factoring loans, agricultural loans and so much more.
Elan can also help you get an SBA loan if needed, though that takes some time and effort. If you need financing quickly, we have plenty of fast small business loans in Fort Worth and the surrounding area.
Our small business funding partners approve the vast majority of our applicants. You can receive funding in as little a week, sometimes as fast as 48 to 72 hours. Elan Capital focuses on all small businesses including women-owned and veteran-owned businesses. Whether you are in need of a small business loan, a line of credit, working capital, asset-based funding, merchant cash advances, or receivables factoring, we work hard to find a home for your Dallas/Forth Worth business funding needs.
With offices in Dallas/Fort Worth, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, El Paso, and Lubbock, Elan combines small business alternative lending in Texas with a personal touch not found “online”.
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