Understanding Common Small Business Loan Terms

There’s a lot that goes into choosing the right small business loan. In a previous blog post we talked about some of the common qualifying criteria associated with a small business loan, today we’re going to talk about some of the common loan terms, typical loan amounts, and how long it takes to get funds once you’re approved.

Loan Type Common Loan Terms Typical Loan Amounts Time to Funding
Bank Term Loan 3-10 years $50,000+ depending on the bank. Average loan size is $500,000 14-60 days
SBA Loan 5-25 years Starting at $10,000. Average loan size is $350,000 30-90 days
Short-Term Online Loan 3-24 months $5,000 to $250,000 24-48 hours
Long-Term Online Loan 1-5 years $5,000 to $500,000 As quickly as 48 hours
Merchant Cash Advance 3-18 months $5,000 to $500,000 As quickly as 48 hours
Online Invoice Financing Can factor individual invoices or enter 1+ yearly contract $100,000 to $2,000,000 As quickly as 5 days
Equipment Financing 2-10 years $100,000 to $2,000,000+ As quickly as 5 days

Understanding what makes one business loan option different than another will help you make decisions about what is the best fit for your financing need. For example, if you need capital quickly, some of these options are better than others.

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