SBA Loans

When it comes to small business financing, Redwood Commercial Finance is on your side. We've taken the long, complicated process of applying for an SBA loan and made it more manageable through our streamlined application process and dedicated team. Our experienced financial professionals are with you every step of the way as you complete our online application and build your financial story. And if an SBA loan isn't the best option for you, we'll help you find the right loan for your business from our network of trusted banks and non-bank lenders.

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Starting at Prime +2.75%

Loan Amounts

$30,000 - $5 million

Repayment Terms

10 - 25 years

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an SBA loan?

The SBA 7(a) loan program, offered by the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA), aims to provide affordable financing to small businesses that may not qualify for traditional loans from banks or other lenders. Rather than directly lending money, the SBA guarantees a portion of the loan that is provided by a participating lender, which reduces the risk to the lender and makes it easier for small businesses to access financing.

SBA 7(a) loans have a broad range of applications, including for working capital, equipment purchases, real estate acquisitions, and debt refinancing. The maximum loan amount is $5 million, and repayment terms vary depending on the purpose of the loan.

Small businesses that meet certain criteria, including being for-profit and having a physical presence in the United States, are eligible for SBA 7(a) loans. Additionally, the SBA considers factors such as the borrower's credit score, the intended use of the loan, and the ability to repay the loan when evaluating loan applications.

What can you use your SBA loan for?
  1. Working capital: SBA 7(a) loans can be used to finance ongoing business expenses, such as rent, payroll, utilities, and inventory.

  2. Business acquisition: You can use an SBA 7(a) loan to buy an existing business or franchise.

  3. Equipment purchases: You can use an SBA 7(a) loan to buy equipment, machinery, or other assets needed to run your business.

  4. Real estate purchases: SBA 7(a) loans can be used to purchase commercial real estate or refinance existing real estate debt.

  5. Construction and renovation: If you need to build or renovate a commercial property, an SBA 7(a) loan can help finance the project.

  6. Debt refinancing: You can use an SBA 7(a) loan to refinance existing debt, such as business credit card debt or high-interest loans.

What are the benefits of an SBA Loan?

The SBA 7(a) loan program offers a number of benefits for small businesses, including:

  1. Access to funding: SBA 7(a) loans provide small businesses with access to capital that may not be available through traditional lending sources.

  2. Lower down payments: SBA 7(a) loans require lower down payments than many traditional loans, which can make it easier for small businesses to access financing.

  3. Longer repayment terms: SBA 7(a) loans typically have longer repayment terms than traditional loans, which can help small businesses manage their cash flow.

  4. Lower interest rates: SBA 7(a) loans often have lower interest rates than traditional loans, which can save small businesses money over the life of the loan.

  5. Flexibility: SBA 7(a) loans can be used for a variety of business purposes, including working capital, equipment purchases, and debt refinancing, giving small businesses greater flexibility in how they use the funds.

  6. No collateral required: SBA 7(a) loans may be available without requiring collateral from the borrower, which can be especially beneficial for businesses that do not have significant assets to pledge as collateral.

  7. Counseling and training: The SBA offers free counseling and training to small business owners who receive an SBA 7(a) loan, which can help them grow their businesses and improve their chances of success.

Overall, the SBA 7(a) loan program is a valuable resource for small businesses that need access to capital to grow and expand.