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Advice on business debt loan

Mark Cappel
UpdatedOct 5, 2007

I am looking for a loan to buy a business and to payoff my bad credit accounts?

I am looking for a loan to buy a business and to payoff my bad credit accounts and get a fresh start on life, but my credit is bad where should i go to try and do this not a debt management company and not another payday loan please....Help

To be perfectly honest, you may have trouble finding a lender willing to extend you an unsecured personal loan at a reasonable interest rate due to your low credit score.

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Personal loans are risky for lenders due to their lack of security and relatively high default rate; therefore, most lenders charge high interest rates on personal loan products, especially those for people with credit problems. Many consumers find that using an unsecured personal loan to consolidate their debts can actually cost them more than continuing their regular debt payments. Also, taking a high interest loan to begin a business may be a recipe for failure, unless you are confident that the existing business you wish to purchase has a revenue stream that will justify the cost of the loan. Depending on your financial situation, there may be a few alternatives to a traditional personal loan that could assist you in resolving your debts and purchasing a business.

First, you should first try to borrow the money you need from family or friends, if at all possible. I know that borrowing money from people close to you can be difficult and embarrassing, but if you can find a friend or family member willing to lend you the money, that would probably be the least expensive option.

If you own a home, a secured home equity loan may is another option to consider. Home equity loans help many consumers by allowing them to repay debts, make home improvements, or use the money for any other purpose they see fit. In your case, a home equity loan could allow you to pay off your outstanding debts and provide you with enough money to fund your business venture. However, be careful before you borrow money against your home to pay off credit cards and personal loans; you would be converting what was previously unsecured debt into secured debt. This could cause you problems down the road if for some reason you are unable to make your payments, or if life circumstances force you to file bankruptcy, as you may not be able to discharge the secured debt as you would unsecured debt. However, home equity loans help many people, so this is an option to consider carefully. To learn more about home equity loans, I invite you to visit the Home Equity Resources page at

Another possible alternative loan resource you may want to explore is Prosper a site which puts private lenders in contact with private borrowers. A private lender may be more willing extend you a loan than a traditional bank. If you are unable to find a loan that fits your needs, you may want to look into alternatives for repaying your debt such as debt settlement or credit counseling. One of these programs may free up money to fund your business aspirations. offers a wealth of information regarding the various debt help options available to consumers?visit for more information. I hope we can help you find a solution to your financial difficulties, and put you on the roan to financial freedom as an entrepreneur. I hope that the information I have provided helps you Find. Learn. Save.