As a consultant it is your job to stay at the forefront of trends and developments in your industry. To stay ahead in our fast-paced world you need the flexibility to meet the demands of your customers. This guide will provide you with the information you need to access a consultant business loan, so that you have the finance in place to succeed.
There are a variety of costs which are essential when running a successful consultancy, from attracting new clients to employing the best staff. Whether you need to travel to a new country to meet a potential client, lease a new office, or invest in a targeted marketing campaign, a consultant business loan could provide you with the upfront funds you require.
If you own a firm which employs skilled consultants, hiring staff and paying their salaries is likely to be one of your highest expenses. In addition to staffing costs, consultants often require a large amount of working capital to cover costs such as marketing, technology and travel.
With many consulting invoices often taking months to be paid, there will be certain times that the available capital could take a dip. A consultant business loan could provide you with the funds you need for both short-term costs and long-term plans.
The first step in finding out the best consultant business loan for you is to decide how much you need to borrow and exactly how it will be spent. For example, you may be looking for a short-term loan of less than 12 months to cover cash flow, or a long-term solution to repay over a number of years for the buy-out of another consultancy firm. Our lenders could provide anything from £1,000 up to a maximum of £20,000,000, so you can be sure we have a loan to suit your financial requirements.
Once you know what you are looking for, our simple comparison tool can help you find and compare the available finance options. By presenting you with a list of the available lenders you will be able to quickly analyse factors such as interest rates, fees and repayment terms. Always aim to find a loan which offers the shortest repayment term with competitive interest charges, as this will lower the overall cost of the loan.
Once you have used our business loan comparison tool to find an ideal lender, the next step will be to send across your application. Every lender will consider different factors when deciding whether to approve you for a loan, including your financial records, any unpaid invoices, your business and personal credit scores and also your business plan.
You should aim to show that your consulting firm has a great reputation and a clear plan for the future, as this will help present your business as a low risk option. The risk associated with lending to you will be the deciding factor in which consultant business loan is available. A high-risk loan could mean that you will be offered a high-rate of interest with the loan secured against yours or the business assets.
To find out more about the business loans available to your consultancy, please contact our team today.