Things You'll Need
Business financial records
Gather the general information about your business and include it in a “General Information” page. This will include the business's name, the names and Social Security numbers of the owners and the business's address. It also includes the purpose for your line of credit and the amount of money you wish to have available.
Prepare a “Business Details” section describing your business’s history, type, ownership structure, assets and number of employees. Include a “Management Profile” page with a short biographical sketch of each leader in the business, including education, experience and other skills or accomplishments that make them ideal for their roles.
Compile the “Market Information,” which
will define your product or service, profile your target customers with details about their need for your product or service, and identify your competitors, including details about how you will compete with them in your target market.
Collect financial information, including financial statements and balance sheets for the past three years, personal financial statements on the business’s owners and any information about collateral you will put up if you chose a secured line of credit. If you are opening a business, create projected balance sheets and income statements for the next three years.
Compile this information in a typewritten document to give to your lender.
Read the proposal thoroughly, checking for typographical, grammatical or spelling errors.