How Business Brokers Can Close A Deal Faster

Susan Kite, Vice President of SBA Lending for The Brand Bank moderated a panel of SBA lenders for the GABB April 25 meeting. She offers these suggestions to business brokers on ways to get a deal closed faster. Get Seller Information as quickly as possible after signing a listing agreement. That information should include: Last 3 years’ … [Read more...]

How to Get Approved for an SBA Loan to Buy a Business-April 25 GABB meeting

You've either got a business to sell, or want to buy a business. So getting an SBA loan may be the key to closing the deal. How do you make sure that the loan is approved, whether you're the buyer or the seller? On April 25, a panel of SBA lenders convened at the Georgia Association of Business Brokers meeting. Susan Kite, Vice President of … [Read more...]

SBA Lenders Offer Advice on Getting Loans Approved

If you want to get an SBA loan to buy or sell a business, get the information to lenders early, be honest up front about potential problems, and expect to pledge assets, including a home, to secure the loan. That advice highlighted the presentation by veteran SBA lenders to the Georgia Association of Business Brokers on April 26. Bob … [Read more...]

SBA Lenders to Lead April 26 Panel

Come to the April 26 GABB meeting and learn the ins and outs of the SBA program.  Listen to the experts and learn how to get an SBA loan closed quickly and with ease. Panelists include GABB Platinum Sponsor Cheryl Beer, Vice President of SBA Lending at the Piedmont Bank; Susan Kite, SVP and Managing Director of SBA Lending at Signature Bank ; and … [Read more...]

Four Questions about Business Valuation & SBA Funding

By Kim Eells, Vice President, The Brand Bank  & Susan Kite, Vice President, Signature Bank of Georgia 1. When is a Business Valuation Required? If the purchase price of the business less the appraised value of real estate/equipment is over $250,000 or your deal is not an arms-length transaction or if the bank requires for comfort; … [Read more...]

Overcoming Five Buyer Objections to SBA Loans

By Susan Kite, Vice President, Signature Bank of Georgia, and Kim Eells, Vice President, The Brand Bank   I.        “This deal costs too much; I can’t get it financed.” SBA 7a Loans are guaranteed by the US Government, giving banks a higher comfort level to make a loan they may have denied as a conventional loan. SBA loan terms can be … [Read more...]

A Broker’s Guide to Getting an SBA Loan Approved

By Cheryl Beer,  SVP/SBA Lender, Sandy Springs, Cornerstone Bank Provide three years’ returns Pre-approval of business financials Subject to buyer’s credit, management experience, outside income, collateral Minimum 650 credit score Management experience or strong franchise 1.2X Debt Service Coverage “DSC” (including all … [Read more...]