Comparing SBA 504 Loans to 7(a) Loans

At Community Business Finance, we offer both popular SBA loan guarantee programs: 504 and 7(a). While both programs require in depth business plans, they are designed for different business needs, with different goals in mind. The 504 loan is intended for economic development; therefore, its use is restricted to real-estate and fixed asset purchases, as these could promote job creation. The 7(a) loan can be used for working capital for almost any business expense. The 7(a) loan can also be used for real-estate loans, but the 504 loan is better suited for this need.

Why Now is the Best Time for a Fixed-Rate Loan

Everyone, it seems, is talking about the historically low interest rates available today. What does this mean for your business? If you are looking to invest in your business property or equipment, it is very good news.

There are two different types of loan rates: Fixed and variable (or adjustable). With a variable-rate loan, the interest rate fluctuates along with changes in the market interest rates. This means your monthly payments will vary, either rising or falling according to current market rates.

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