If you have your heart set on becoming a business owner or founder, then one of your first steps is securing financing. You cannot use your credit card, unfortunately. What you can do, though, is take out a personal loan. You’ve probably seen ads and websites about personal loans. Did you know you can use a personal loan for financing the birth of your company? Well, you can—and it’s worth considering.
Yes, you can use a personal loan for your business needs
The thought of using a personal loan in order to establish a business may seem counterintuitive. Personal loans are often used to help finance weddings, vacations and medical emergencies—items with specific line items and costs. While it’s true that this type of loan is offered for a variety of reasons, its main function is to provide borrowers a way to meet their financial goals. What do you say to the bank when applying for a personal loan that you intend to use for your startup? You tell the truth. The financial institution is not going to refuse your application—though it may refuse to loan you money if you can’t provide some proof of fiscal responsibility. (more…)