Try an SBA 7a Loan

I think you'll agree it's utterly difficult to find low APR small business loans that can be approved in a reasonably short amount of time.  If you’ve ever asked your bank for an  SBA 7a Loan under $500,000 then you may be familiar with having to wait for an answer.  An answer that may not be coming because banks normally give preference to the large requests.

This is no longer an issue.  This page explains how a small  SBA 7a Loan can be approved.   You can get pre-approved within 5 minutes and funded within 3 weeks after submitting your required documents.    

Is this the best deal in town for Working Capital & Business Debt Consolidation?

But technology corrects this,
Read on to see if you qualify...

SmartBiz Loans(R- registered trademark symbol) is the leading online SBA loan marketplace that streamlines the application process for loans between $30,000 and $350,000. PLEASE NOTE SMARTBIZ LOANS IS NOT A "LENDER".   The process only takes 7-10 days and the rates are what you might expect from your personal bank. The advantage of the SmartBiz SBA marketplace is it increases the likelihood of approval  because their technology platform matches you with the "right SBA preferred lending bank" with the credit criteria that best fit your particular business profile.

  • You can quickly pre-qualify in five minutes,
  • You can receive a conditional approval in 30 minutes,
  • And receive funding as fast as 7 days after application is completed.

10 year terms

10 year terms mean low monthly payments! And since there are no prepayment penalties, you can pay off the loan at any time and save costs of interest.


$30,000 - $49,000   8.00%
$50,000 - $350,000  7.00%
Loans have a variable rate of Prime rate plus 2.75% to 3.75%


4% covers referral and packaging fees. Bank closing costs typically add about another $450 and include standard bank fees though additional 3rd party report charges may apply.

A 2.25% guarantee upfront fee will be assessed from your total requested amount of any amount $150,000 or over.

So figure an additional 4% to the total sum you need or an additional 6.25% for any loan over amount over $150,000

and who is eligible for an SBA 7a Loan

  • Minimum 2 years in business
  • U.S. based business owned by US citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident who is at least 21 years old
  • Good personal credit score,
  • No outstanding tax liens
  • No bankruptcies & foreclosures in the past 3 years
  • No recent charge-offs or settlements
  • No criminal record other than minor vehicle violations
  • Current on government-related loans

So what are the requirements?

  • Under $150,000 requires at least a 600 personal FICO 
  • Over $150,000 requires at least a 650 personal FICO
  • And the SBSS liquid credit needs to be 150 SBSS minimum

* A soft pull does not impact your credit score. When your loan application proceeds to funding, SmartBiz Loans and its lenders request a hard pull on your credit, which appears as an inquiry on your credit report. This only happens after your application is in the funding process and matched with a lender who is highly likely to fund your loan.

What are the automatic disqualifications?

  • Bankruptcy or Foreclosure which are less than 3 years old
  • Any outstanding liens
  • Any open tax liens, liens with approved payment plans maybe accepted
  • No delinquencies or defaults on government loans
  • Owners must be citizens or lawful permanent residents
  • Also, take a look at the restricted industry list.

Some FAQs and other interesting links :)

Frequently Asked Questions

Why SBA Loans 

How It Works / Working Capital

And here is your link to get started.....

You can get started on your SBA 7a Loan   with a 'soft pull' of your credit history then click on this link.

Or -

The below contact information is good between the hours of 8am through 9:30pm Eastern time Sunday -Thursday and 8am through 5pm Friday.

Henry Waxman

  • Phone# (484) 562-0421

Yes, I enjoy speaking after hours with people when the other staff members have left. :)


After your soft credit pull, you will then get a response within 5 minutes,

And if you pass then you'll receive a conditional offer within 30 minutes during business hours, 8am - 5pm pacific time.

What will you need after a successful soft credit pull?

  • 3 years of business & personal taxes,
  • A Personal Financial Statement is required from each individual owning 20% or more of the company,
  • Interim Profit & Loss,
  • Full list of debt,
  • Entity and location documents such as business licenses, Articles of Incorporation, commercial leases, or franchise agreements.

And that is it!!!

In a minimum of 7 days of a completed application, you could have your SBA 7A Loan approved at an excellent rate with perhaps the best interest rates available to small businesses.

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Funding Factoring Solutions makes recommendations for business funding, only offers to apply.  Funding Factoring Solutions never makes guarantees that a recommendation, or offer to apply, will become an approval 

And any fees cited in this process are always subject to change.