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Can I Get A Business Loan If My Business Is Service Based With Little Business Collateral ?

Generally, it is not the type of business that matters, but the credit worthiness of the guarantors, the financial performance of the business and the collateral pledged. The real issue is that often service based businesses have very few hard assets such as inventory, equipment or accounts receivable to pledge as collateral, but banks and the Small Business administration require some form of collateral. Business owners often pledge personal assets to obtain a loan.

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