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Merchant Loans Offer Infinite Possibilites for Merchants

Aug 29, 2008
If you are a merchant who has been searching for ways to finance your business, you have most likely come across the multitude of business loans, and other financing options that are available for business owners.

Startup loans are intended to fund the development of a business from the ground up and business acquisition loans provide funds for the purchase of an already existing business, especially helpful for those who find that the amount of money they can acquire through a startup loan does not cover the actual startup costs.

Other financing options include business lines of credit, which are like credit cards for businesses, offering a specific credit limit up to which a business may access, equipment financing, which is a loan that is given to finance the purchase of equipment, using the equipment as collateral for the loan, and professional loans, which are designed for business professionals such as doctors, dentists, and lawyers.

But a merchant's needs are different. Merchants need to satisfy customers in order to promote sales, and none of these loans are ideal for the countless merchants who are in need of business financing. And whether products or services are sold, having continuous access to working capital is important.

Fortunately, there is a type of loan specifically designed for owners of retail and consumer-driven businesses. A merchant cash advance is a type of merchant loan that is based on the monthly credit card sales that a merchant processes.

Recipients of merchant cash advances have used their funds to purchase inventory and/or equipment, to increase advertising for their businesses, and even to expand their businesses. Still, the types of existing merchant businesses are endless, and every merchant has financial needs unique to his/her business. For this reason, most lenders impose no restrictions on what a merchant cash advance can be used for.

Another factor that makes merchant cash advances the desired merchant loan is the unique payback procedure, intended to meet the needs of merchants. Instead of requiring a fixed monthly payment, businesses' credit card sales are used to handle the repayment. When customers make purchases using credit cards, a percentage of those sales goes towards the repayment of the merchant cash advance. This is done until the merchant cash advance has been completely repaid.

The majority of a merchant's time must be spent tending to customers' needs and promoting customer satisfaction. This can make it difficult to remember to make monthly payments, ultimately leading to fines and penalties that could have been avoided. The merchant cash advance repayment system eliminates the possibility of these unnecessary charges, taking the responsibility of remembering to make a payment completely off the merchant's shoulders.

Also beneficial to merchants, many merchant lenders that offer merchant cash advances also provide merchants with the opportunity to renew merchant cash advances. Usually, this process is even easier than the initial process requiring only a signature before the merchant's account is funded.
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David Castro often writes articles about Merchant Loans and Small Business Loans for Merchant Resources International - To Learn more Visit Us at http://www.cashprior.com.
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