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Are there any SBA loan specialists that I could ask questions?

I am wondering what LTV% that are being considered right now and what industry/business type would be an easier loan to close on. I am looking at a self serve carwash in Nevada and was wondering if this loan was even possible. I'm all ears and serious. Thanks in advance.

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Biz2Credit LLC
New York County, NY


We do a large no. of SBA loans. Normally if the business is more than 2 yrs old ,profitable at EBIDTA level and you can put down 20%, deals are happening as of now.

In order to check your scenarios for free , you can log onto which has over 75 banks and 140 products. I would be happy to talk to you about the possibilities.

Apr 8, 2010
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The BAF Group LLC

Assuming the land is also included, 10% to 20% is still possible, and a Car Wash should be a candidate for such a loan. (Many other businesses are not, simply because the industry they represent are not something many Banks want in their portfolios. Gas Stations are sometimes tough, because many Banks don't want the environmental issues threatening the loan; Hotels and Motels are almost impossible to fund right now, because of the dismal profitability of the hospitality industry, as a whole.)

I would approach an SBA Bank, such as Wachovia and get their direct input. Wachovia is the Bank through which we historically did most of our work, and though they have been bought by Wells Fargo, they are still a strong SBA lender; however, I have no affinity to Wachovia, and whoever does SBA-backed lending is fine. In fact, regional or local Banks might be your better choice, anyway. Remember that 65% of Banks across the Country are not lending at this point, and smaller Banks seem to be more open to sucn funding. SBA loans have recently increased, but it is still a tough thing to get done. You need to really work at it!

The biggest problem with Car Wash loans is that the Owners traditionally don't claim all of their earnings to the IRS. But when selling, they want to be paid on the basis of what they really earn, not what they claim. The Bank will only look at Tax Returns, and if the Tax Returns do not show the full picture, you will not get funding for the full asking Price.

Apr 8, 2010
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Business Brokers Of Nevada
Clark County, NV

Is it just the business or the property too? I ask becasue would depend on who I would refer. I am in Las Vegas Nevada and deal with both 7A and 504 options.

Apr 7, 2010
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Look under the Small Business resources section on this page. Click on Loan Officer. I do know that Michelle Orr has been very helpful in the past. Lokk her up.

Apr 5, 2010
Jon Holmquist
Edgemaster Model 400 sharpener
Marion County, OR

Duke, I have had a good relationship with Don Johnson at Diamond Financial
or, maybe he can answer your questions. Good Luck, Jon at Edgemaster.

Apr 5, 2010