September is drawing to a close, and emergency relief payments are drawing to a close. What does this mean for small business owners?
Powered by BLUE: A Borrower’s Guide
What does it mean to be “powered by BLUE™?” For years, this question has driven the Loan Mantra ethos. Though an acronym for “Business Lender Underwriting Environment,” the BLUE™ platform is far more than pith. It’s an ecosystem. Designed with the small business borrower in mind, the platform takes historically confusing and opaque financial services […]
You Can Still Be Forgiven: The Virtue of Patience in PPP Loan Forgiveness
Main Street and the U.S. Small Business economy have been major discussion points in the media and around dinner tables since the coronavirus pandemic began, upending consumer behaviors and the marketplace. The frenzied, and oft politicized discussion, reached amplified levels on August 8th when the U.S. Paycheck Protection Program closed to applicants and as borrowers […]
Follow the Money: Economic Relief Loans Available to You Now
The accepted truth is that COVID-19 is changing the way we do business. But Loan Mantra knows you’re also concerned about the here-and-now. That’s why we’re here to help your business weather the financial storms brought on by the pandemic while you prepare well for tomorrow. Loan Mantra has developed a list of popular and […]
Is COVID-19 the New 5th ‘C’ of Credit?
Most borrowers and lenders are familiar with The 5 ‘C’s of Credit. These are basic guidelines that lenders use to evaluate loan prospects or grade credit investments. Historically the fifth ‘C’ (or “conditions”) has been the most ambiguous category of all, serving as a catch-all designation for lenders who seek to quantify any superseding factors of […]
Need PPP Loan Forgiveness?
For U.S. small business owners who received PPP loan assistance, one question plays over and over in their minds: What happens next? What happens next: In the months since the PPP was originally passed as part of the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, U.S. industry leaders, financial institutions, advocacy groups, […]
Covid-19 & Disaster Loan
While this is unchartered territory for all of us, please rest assured that Loan Mantra™ remains committed to our clients during this time of financial uncertainty. We hope the following will address your basic questions and concerns as it relates to impacts on your small business and SBA loan eligibility due to COVID-19: Am I […]
Decoding the Credit Jargon
One of the biggest dilemma / issues of the small business owner is the understanding and separation of business and personal assets. Most of us have heard of work & life balance, how about work and personal credit balance. Correct, similar to personal credit, we have business credit. It is very important for everyone business […]