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Consider Options Such as an SBA Offer in Compromise

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Consider Options Such as an SBA Offer in Compromise

Businesses can suffer from excessive debt, just as individuals can. According to the SBA, almost half of all small businesses fail within the first five years, mostly because of poor credit, excessive debt and insufficient capital. Borrowing is sensible when it’s needed to finance expansion or boost cash flow, but many businesses end up in SBA loan default because they are not able to repay what they owe. Here, business owners can learn their options for dealing with debt, including making an SBA Offer in Compromise

Cutting Costs

The most ideal option for many is to try to save the business while managing debt. Many business owners take money out of their pockets to fund the company, but this strategy should only be taken if it is likely to pay off in the long term. If the business cannot be saved with an infusion of private funds, the owner must identify ways to cut costs. While layoffs are not the most appealing option, they may be necessary to keep a struggling business afloat.

Contacting Suppliers and Customers

Business owners should stay in touch with customers, seeking ways to increase exposure and revenue. Offer markdowns to loyal customers if they pay quicker, and contact suppliers to ask for payment arrangements and discounts. If this is done early enough, it may be sufficient to save a struggling company.

Talking to Creditors

The business owner should contact creditors and advise them of the situation. Ignoring an SBA demand letter will make the situation worse, and it is easier to handle debt early on through a Tax Offset Program. It is in everyone’s best interests to find a workable solution, and clients should request lower interest rates, increased credit lines and/or an SBA Offer in Compromise.

Selling the Business

Another option is to try to sell the company to repay creditors. It is easier to deal with a single buyer than to go through SBA loan foreclosure, and an orderly sale may free the owner from later obligations once creditors are paid. However, if the business’ debts are more than its assets, it may be hard to find a buyer.

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$750,000 SBA 504 LOAN - NEGOTIATED TERM REPAYMENT AGREEMENT

Clients personally guaranteed SBA 504 loan balance of $750,000.  Clients also pledged the business’s equipment/inventory and their home as additional collateral.  Clients had agreed to a voluntary sale of their home to pay down the balance.  We intervened and rejected the proposed home sale.  Instead, we negotiated an acceptable term repayment agreement and release of lien on the home.

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$375,000 SBA 504 LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT

Client personally guaranteed SBA 504 loan balance of $375,000.  Debt had been cross-referred to Treasury at the time we got involved with the case.  We successfully had debt recalled to the SBA where we then presented an SBA OIC that was accepted for $58,000.

$337,000 SBA 504 LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT

$337,000 SBA 504 LOAN - SBA OIC CASH SETTLEMENT

Clients personally guaranteed SBA 504 loan balance of $337,000.  The Third Party Lender had obtained a Judgment against the clients.  We represented clients before the SBA and negotiated an SBA OIC that was accepted for $30,000.

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