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Help~My Husband and I need 100k for a down payment on profitable business, We have applied for several loans.

We have applied for several loans and we have been denied on all of them, I am not sure why as the Business we are looking at is making great money, The owners are willing to do most of the Fiancing for us we just need the down payment. The business is a Dog boarding kennel and it is grossing about 160k a year right now. My husband is in the Military and is going to continue to keep his job, so we would be making way more than enough. I just need help with the Down payment, any ideas?

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James Baxter
Baxter Lending
Austin County, TX

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Jan 4, 2010
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Two websites for possible financing of part of your need for $100k could include and

From a CPA and MBA in Arizona, 5 + years in public accounting, executive in industry now

Dec 31, 2009
Julie A. Barnes, CPA
Small Business Exchange, Inc.
Travis County, TX

Hi Krystle,

As the former wife of a fighter pilot, I can tell you that many banks are just historically xenophobic about the military - it's a hold over from times long since past, but many still view the military as a band of gypsies.

Can you assure a bank that you will be staying at the present location? That is, does your husband plan to retire there? If so, you need to make this perfectly clear. On the other hand, do you only plan to own the business for one tour? If so, the bank quite rightly might consider your ownership a risk.

Do you have any home equity or other property that might collateralize a down payment? Are you a member of a credit union that might help?

I understand your frustration but you need to look at the problem from the lenders' point of view and work on providing some assurances.

You're cordially invited to visit my blog: - where you can find free advice about how to buy a business and the various machinations involved.

Good Luck!
Julie A. Barnes, CPA
President, SBX, Inc.

Dec 31, 2009

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