Think like your lender to understand how to land financing

As critical as it is in a lender’s decision making process for a term loan, what is often misunderstood by the owners of small and sometimes larger privately-held businesses is the need to have sufficient working capital to operate and an appropriately-balanced debt structure for the business.

The balance sheet must, then, have two kinds of balance. Obviously it must be assembled correctly to accounting standards, therefore allowing the numbers to add up. But there is also the prudent kind o...

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