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Arizona commercial loans 101: Benefits and Pitfalls of 3 Common Options


1page_img2-bigThere are many different types of commercial loans in Arizona, each with their own pros and cons. Become familiar with the most common ones to determine which is right for you.

1. Bank Term Loans: The most commonly-sought form of Arizona commercial loans is bank term funding. With these, the bank lends a large sum and the borrower pays it back over a period of years with interest. Most business owners start off going for this choice, but about 75% of applicants are rejected because banks have tough criteria and expect excellent credit.

2. Lines of Credit: Similar to a credit card, lines of credit are sometimes offered by banks. With these, the business owner can take money out as they need it and pay it back over time, typically with a higher interest rate than a term loan. It’s not ideal for those who need large amounts of cash, but can work for someone who wants a cushion to help things run smoothly when cash inflows dwindle. Like the term, options, however, these are reserved for people with excellent credit.

3. Asset-Based Loans: When businesses cannot tap into cash due to bad credit, they can still sometimes get asset-based Arizona commercial loans. That means the lender looks at the value of what’s being purchased or what the borrower has and determines if it can be liquidated if the borrower doesn’t pay. When there’s less risk for a lender because an asset is available, even riskier borrowers can qualify. Equipment loans fall into this category, and work well if machinery or vehicles are needed, but sometimes borrowers can leverage other things as collateral, such as their home.

Startups and People with Rotten Credit Have Better Luck with Asset-Based Commercial Loans

Banks say “no” a lot to people who don’t have strong credit or who are just starting out, which is why alternative funding is so popular. That said, it doesn’t have to be an all-or-nothing sort of deal. Some begin with an asset-based option and later convert it to a term loan through a bank after they’ve built up credit, while others use it to bridge gaps between the time a large order is placed and the customer pays. Some also use a variety of lending forms to cover their needs. For example, a term loan to purchase real estate for the company and an equipment loan to cover the cost of company vehicles. The right mix is different for each company based on its needs, but suffice it to say, asset-based choices fill the gaps well and make it possible for more businesses to get funding when banks turn up their noses.

If you know how to evaluate various forms of lending, it’s easy to choose what’s best for your needs.

With this basic information in mind, choosing the right form of lending for your business needs is simple. That said, it’s also beneficial to work with a broker who is well-versed in all forms of lending who can confirm your decision and help you get the best terms once you’ve made a decision.


Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701 

About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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How to Get Arizona Business Loans with Rotten Credit


4page_img7-bigGetting Arizona Business Loans when your company is growing can be difficult to begin with, but those without excellent credit scores face additional challenges. Thankfully, lack of cash on hand doesn’t have to halt your plans, provided you know where to look.

Credit Cards: Although few would consider credit cards to be the ideal choice, they can work if you’re trying to bridge a gap and have confidence your revenue will continue to grow. Without being able to demonstrate your business is solid, lenders will typically expect you to get cards in your name instead of the business name. Poor personal credit may give them reason to pause, but oftentimes there are options with higher interest rates or annual fees that can be tapped into. Use these sparingly and pay off the balances ASAP, so they improve your credit and you can apply for more favorable terms in the future.

Factoring: Technically, invoice factoring isn’t a form of lending, but it can help you bring in cash faster if your inflows are sluggish and you’re missing payments by a small margin. It works well if you send out invoices to clients for work completed or goods delivered, but your clients sometimes take too long to pay. When you work with a factoring company, they purchase the invoices from you and pay right away. Then, your clients pay them. Factoring companies aren’t overly concerned with your credit, but they will only buy select invoices from you when the person who owes you has good credit.

Collateralized Business Loans: One of the more popular ways to go is to obtain collateralized Arizona business loans. In these cases, you’ll offer an asset or assets as collateral, giving the lender confidence that they have recourse even if you don’t make good on your payments. These are easier to obtain as well because the lenders aren’t worried about your credit score quite as much; they’re looking at the value of the asset more. Some lenders will accept land, inventory, or equipment as collateral, though most prefer to use the business owner’s home. Terms vary, but you can sometimes get up to 90% of the value of your asset, which makes this a good choice if you require a large lump sum for startup costs, equipment, real estate, or to cover a surge in growth.

How Can I Tell Which Options I’ll Qualify For?

Applying for financing repeatedly can damage your credit too, so it’s not wise to apply for everything all at once. That’s because lenders will typically assume you may well get all the credit you’ve applied for, and if you do, the chances are slim you’ll pay them. Instead, you have to make an educated guess as to which options will fit your needs and then inquire what each lender is looking for. Do a little research before you apply to ensure credit checks aren’t being done when you aren’t likely to be approved.

If You Own a Home, Collateralized Arizona Business Loans Can Supercharge Your Company

Various forms of lending exist because people and businesses have unique needs. If your credit isn’t good, but you own your home, a collateralized option can put a substantial amount of cash in your hands now, so you can grow your business and thrive.

Dennis Dahlber Broker Ri CEO Level 4 Funding LLC Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701 

About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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How Lines of Credit Work with Arizona Commercial Loans


Business cardCommercial lines of credit are very popular with the small business financing of today—and are the most misunderstood. Here, then, are some of the basic facts that can help you decide if this type of Arizona Commercial Loan is right for your small business.

A line of credit allows a company to draw on a predetermined amount of money.  To access the funds, the company just needs to draw on the line. Every time you draw on the line, you are reducing the amount of funds you can draw from.  The inverse is that you can pay down the line of credit at any time, thus increasing the available funds to draw from. A conventional credit card works much like a revolving line of credit.

When getting the Arizona line of credit, the bank restricts the use of the funds.  Since it is a Arizona commercial loan, the funds can only be used for business purposes.  Your company can use these funds to cover short term needs such as paying suppliers, covering payroll, and other corporate expenses.

Just like all types of lines of credit, there is an associated cost. The costs vary depending on the size and risk of the line, and the fees are based on the outstanding balance. There are additional fees such as availability and maintenance fees. These fees vary by bank. Most banks require that the full balance of the line of credit be paid down in full once a year.

Lines of Credit: Secured and Unsecured
  1. Secured Lines

Both corporate and personal collateral can be used for this type of line of credit.  These assets will be used to secure the repayment of the line of credit. If the business owner defaults, the bank will foreclose on the assets to pay off the loan. Various types of assets can be used such as account receivables, inventory, cash, machinery, securities, certificates of deposits and real estate.  The pleaded assets will be secured by the bank filing a UCC.

  1. Unsecured Lines

This type of line of credit does not required collateral such as outlined above.  The unsecured line of credit will be personally guaranteed by the business and often includes a personal guarantee by the business owner.  In the case of a default, the bank will sue the business owner personally as well as the company.

When applying for a Arizona commercial loan, the bank will examine the company’s income statement (P & L and Balance Sheets).  These reports will help the bank determine if you can repay the loan.

Most banks will want to review two years of financial reports. The bank wants to see two years of operating profits.  The bank also wants to see assets on the balance sheet such as accounts receivable, machinery, inventory and real estate. This requirement varies by bank.  The line of credit based on these assets runs around 50% of the net value of the asset such as the machinery after depreciation.


Dennis-Dahlberg-Mortgage-Broker_thum[1]Dennis Dahlberg
Broker/RI/CEO/MLO
Level 4 Funding LLC 
Hard Money Lender
Hard Money Loans
Hard Money Loan
Arizona Tel:  (623) 582-4444
Texas Tel:      (512) 516-1177
Dennis@level4funding.com
Dennis Dahlberg Broker/RI/CEO

NMLS 1057378 | AZMB 0923961 | MLO 1057378
22601 N 19th Ave Suite 112 | Phoenix | AZ | 85027
111 Congress Ave | Austin | Texas | 78701 

About the Author:  Dennis has been working in the real estate industry in some capacity for the last 40 years. He purchased his first property when he was just 18 years old. He quickly learned about the amazing investment opportunities provided by trust deed investing and hard money loans. His desire to help others make money in real estate investing led him to specialize in alternative funding for real estate investors who may have trouble getting a traditional bank loan. Dennis is passionate about alternative funding sources and sharing his knowledge with others to help make their dreams come true. Dennis has been married to his wonderful wife for 43 years. They have 2 beautiful daughters 5 amazing grandchildren. Dennis has been an Arizona resident for the past 40 years.

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