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Best way to get a business loan

I am looking to get some loan to add more inventory. The sales have been going pretty steady, good bank statement showing constant income stream. It's an online business. The "Canada Small Business Financing Program" doesn't provide loan for inventory so what are my options.

Also, its been ~6 months since the business has launched.
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eonibm wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 11:34 am
You can use factoring.
care to explain a bit more?
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hyph3n wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 10:29 am
I am looking to get some loan to add more inventory. The sales have been going pretty steady, good bank statement showing constant income stream. It's an online business. The "Canada Small Business Financing Program" doesn't provide loan for inventory so what are my options.

Also, its been ~6 months since the business has launched.
Try speaking with BDC (Business Development bank of Canada) they can normally help with loans for situation like yours.
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Depending on the amount and strength of your interims and personal assets, you may be able to go straight to one of the Big Five Banks and get a small loan.

Try both and see how it goes. I know BDC will charge upwards of 10% interest since newer companies are risky.
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Factoring is expensive. They can charge you 2% up front for your A/Rs and essentially 2% every month beyond that.

BDC does inventory term financing, banks can possibly provide you with A/R financing/small line of credit. Banks would be the cheapest way to go.
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hyph3n wrote:
Jan 9th, 2019 11:35 am
care to explain a bit more?
You sell your receivables for a discount thus increasing your cash flow.

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