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Harnessing the Power of a Business Loan: Making It Work for Your Company

It’s true that you sometimes have to spend money in order to make money. What if you have the opportunity to strengthen your company but there’s no cash on hand? One way to get the funding that you need is to look into options for instalment Smarter.Loans financing that fits your needs. Here are some examples of what you could do with the money from that instalment loan.

Reorganizing Company Debt

A smart way to restructure outstanding debt is to secure a loan with a rate of interest that’s lower than the rates on all those individual debts. Use the loan proceeds to pay off all of them. That leaves you with one obligation to manage each month. Best of all, you save money since the loan’s interest rate is lower. Go with a fixed rate as a way to protect yourself from economic shifts. Along with simplifying the debt and reducing what you’re paying in interest charges, retiring those other debts will only help your business credit rating.

Purchasing Raw Materials

You have the chance to accept a lucrative order. The only problem is that you need raw materials to produce the volume of goods needed to fill that order. How will you pay for such a high-volume purchase? Use the money from the installment loan to cover the cost of the materials. Make the goods and fill the order. Once your customer remits the payment, use it to pay off the loan. There will still be net profit and your quick turnaround increases the odds that the customer will be back with another huge order. Guess where you will go to get more money for raw materials?

Replacing Aging Equipment

All good things must come to an end. That includes equipment and machinery you’ve used for years. While it was great at one time, you need to update in order to remain competitive. The funds from an installment loan will allow you to replace key pieces of equipment and increase your operational efficiency.

Preparing for a Slow Period

Some companies experience a steady flow of orders all year long. Others have peak periods followed by lulls of two or three months. Your business happens to fall into the latter category.

Ensure that there’s money to maintain the operation by taking out an installment loan. You can use the funds to make up any temporary shortfalls in collected revenue. Once your business volume picks up after the seasonal lull, pay off the remainder of the loan.

Funding a New Marketing Campaign

Building your brand does take money. With the right sales and marketing approach, there’s the opportunity to increase awareness and reach out to new customers. You may even be able to use the campaign to penetrate new market sectors and broaden your client base. With right approach, the increased business volume will make it easy to pay off your loan ahead of time.

Along with knowing how to use the loan proceeds to best advantage, it helps to spend time comparing what different business loan lenders offer in the way of terms and conditions. Look closely at what’s required of you by each lender. This will help you choose the offer that allows you to pursue the goal and reap greater benefits from the financing arrangement.

By Jayvee Fernandez

Jayvee Fernandez is a tech enthusiast and sitting Techbology Editor for The Philippine STAR.

He is also an EAN certified SCUBA Diver and underwater photographer based in Metro Manila, Philippines. His photos and videos have appeared in various international and local publications including Random House Germany, Discovery Channel Canada, and CNN.

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