Short-Term Business Loans

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Short Term Business Loan

Short-term business loans provide the business funds needed to meet immediate financial needs. Many businesses find short-term loans useful in dealing with seasonal business fluctuations or in covering unexpected shortfalls of cash.

A retailer expecting a surge in holiday shopping, for example, might use a short-term loan to stock up on inventory and meet consumer demand. Short-term loans can also fill in any gaps between paying off a supplier’s invoice and getting paid by a customer.

The basics of short-term business loans are pretty simple. A lender usually looks at a borrower’s credit rating and any relevant financial data such as tax returns, income and expenses (Learn more about Business Loan Checklist). Loan amounts can range from the tens of thousands to the six figure range.

The business receives a designated amount of cash and pays it back at a set interest rate. The loan usually has to be paid back within a year or less, with payments made on a daily or weekly basis.

Short-Term vs. Long-Term Loans

While short-term business loans might be used to pay for more immediate expenses, such as paying a vendor or small equipment purchases, long-term business loans are typically used for major capital investments.

The amount a business can borrow is more limited with a short-term loan, but the loans can be easier to obtain with faster approval process — sometimes as short as a day or so.

Short-term loans may come with higher interest rates, but if paid back on time, a shorter-term loan can have a lower total cost than a longer-term loan where the payment period extends for up to a decade or more.

On the other hand, if a short-term loan has to be refinanced and the payback period extended, the interest paid to the lender could grow much greater than the borrower originally intended. In such a case, a business might discover that a longer-term loan would have been a better option to begin with.

Flexible Line of Credit from Headway Capital

Headway Capital can help you grow your business with a flexible line of credit from $5,000 to $100,000 to fill any of your short-term or long-term borrowing needs. It’s available when you want it for any legitimate business expense: anything from working capital to restocking inventory. Apply now for a flexible business line of credit. If approved, you’ll have your money by the next business day.

Credit Line

Up to

Repayment Term

12, 18 or 24 months

Payment Frequency

Weekly or monthly

Loan Type

Loan Type

Business line of credit
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No Hidden Fees

No application fee or non-sufficient funds (NSF) fee
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Clear Cost

Clear payment terms, interest does not compound, no penalty for early payoff
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