What is a Revolving Business Line of Credit, and How Does it Work?
It’s been a while since business lines of credit with revolving terms were available on the market. Now that they’re back, they are in extremely high-demand from business owners who finally have the breathing room to grow their businesses.
Fortunately, now that economy is better than it’s been in years for small business owners, NBC is able to offer true revolving credit lines! But what is a revolving business line of credit, and how does it work?
What is a Revolving Business Line of Credit?
In many ways, a revolving business line of credit works just like a personal credit card. A business owner is given a credit line, from which they can borrow up to a certain maximum. Another similarity is that you don’t have to use the total amount at once, as you would with a small business loan.
Instead, you have the freedom to borrow only the amount you need at a time. You can chip away at your credit line, or use it all at once-the choice is completely left up to the business owner.
You can then put the amount borrowed-or a portion of it-back into the credit line, where it gets added back in to the total. The amount you replaced becomes available once again, which you can immediately draw from.
This cycle of drawing the funds you need, replacing them, and using them again is where this type of business line of credit gets the “revolving” name from.
How to Use a Revolving Business Line of Credit
A revolving business credit line is hooked up to your account electronically, giving you immediate 24/7 access to your funds to use anytime you need, for any purpose.
This makes revolving credit one of the most flexible financing options for business owners that are often in need of capital at all times.
If your business has to make spontaneous purchases regularly, revolving credit lines may be the perfect way to prepare your business with the funds it needs to grow.
Here’s a quick example of how a revolving business LOC works:
Imagine you’re the owner of a small cafe that’s famous for its bagels. You have the opportunity to expand your building to take over the abandoned nail salon next door, but you need 4 key things first in order to do so:
- An industrial revolving bagel oven that costs $60K
- Patio furniture to seat extra people $5K
- And a boost in your inventory for ingredients and kitchen equipment. You don’t know how much covering inventory will cost you, so you know you’ll need the most flexible financing option available, to avoid over borrowing.
You speak to a Business Financing Advisor, and agree that a revolving business line of credit would be the best option to finance your needs. Within 24 hours, you get a revolving business credit line with a $100K maximum, to be safe.
First, you take out $60K for your bagel oven. This leaves you with $40K left in your credit line.
Now you need $5K to purchase the furniture you need to seat a larger volume of customers. You take out $5K, leaving you with $35K left in your credit line.
You add up all the ingredients and supplies you need for the time of expansion, which only totals to $10K, leaving you with $25K in extra funds still on your credit line.
Instead of worrying about having borrowed too much, you have peace of mind knowing that you have the freedom to use these extra funds only if you need to.
You never have to use the $25K you aren’t using if you decide you don’t need to. Instead, you know that they’ll always be available for you to use, which will likely come in handy throughout the expansion process!
Grow Your Credit as You Grow Your Business
When you use your revolving business line of credit, you are in effect building your FICO without any effort.
And what’s more, your credit line can grow as your business grows, giving you more financial freedom to take your business to new heights however you see fit!
Normally, banks and other lenders take a frustratingly long time to review credit lines before they can grow to fit the needs of business owners.
Through NBC, your business line of credit will be reviewed constantly to ensure that you get the funding you need, exactly when you need it.
Business Line of Credit Qualifications
If your business:
- Makes a minimum of $10K in monthly gross sales
- Has been in business for more than 6 months,
- And has a strong vision for success,
Then you have a 90% chance of getting approved for a revolving business line of credit.
Even more exciting is learning what you don’t need to qualify for approval! Revolving credit lines do NOT require:
- Any Real Estate Collateral
- Minimum FICO Scores
- And Strong Extensive Financial Histories
Get a TRUE Revolving Business Line of Credit
Many lenders that promise revolving lines of credit do not deliver as expected.
In fact, there have been complaints from many of our clients about past lenders they’ve dealt with that tried to scam them with regular business loans and lines of credit without revolving terms, and the exclusive benefits listed above.
To get a TRUE revolving business line of credit, make sure you’re aware of all the terms and benefits detailed above and compare them to the offers you receive.
Or to save yourself the headache and confusion, let us do the work for you.
Give us a call at (877) 482-3008 or apply today by filling out our online application here, and we’ll consult with you to get you the best revolving line of credit on the market for you and your business.
How Long Does it Take to Get a Revolving Business Line of Credit?
Typically, the funding process for a revolving business line of credit lasts only about 24-48 hours.
Business lines of credit have one of the fastest funding processes out of all the financing options available, due to not needing any valuation process inclusion – no collateral required, remember?
Get your revolving credit line today, and get the freedom to grow your business on your own terms!