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Financing A Business Purchase

If you need to finance a portion of the purchase price of the business sale consider a loan thru the Small Business Administration “SBA”. You will need about 20% of the purchase price as a down payment on the business being purchased; and if you are purchasing both the business and real estate together you will need about 10% down payment for both - as the SBA considers this a “blended loan”. In this case repayment terms can then stretch out up to 20-25 years, versus 7-10 years for “business only” financing.

In 2017, financial institutions (albeit banks, credit unions, non-bank lenders), will loan about 75-85% of the total purchase price of non-real estate business assets being purchased, and about 90% of real estate when the real estate is part of a business purchase.

Most financial institutions make business loans through the SBA and the SBA bank loan guarantee program. A number of SBA approved financial institutions in Connecticut offer “express loan service”, which in many cases can provide for a loan approval process in one week – once all paperwork has been received.

When SBA loan programs are utilized, the SBA may ask the seller of the business to assume some portion of the loan risk by financing a percentage of the purchase price.

Hartford Business Brokers helps in arranging the financing needed to complete the business sale that we are brokering at no additional charge to the seller or the buyer. Call us today to discuss your particular situation. Sometimes it helps to get out in front of a business purchase by exploring the financing options.

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