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SBA Loans

Establish, expand or grow your business with Small Business Administration (SBA) loans perfectly suited to your needs.

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Types of SBA Business Loans

At GCL, we give small and medium-sized businesses across America access to the capital they need to grow and operate efficiently. We have a knowledgeable team of commercial lending specialists focused solely on SBA small business loans to help you understand your options and navigate short-term and long-term financing solutions.

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7(a) Loan

Start or acquire a business, buy inventory and equipment, obtain working capital or refinance debt with a variable or fixed interest rate SBA 7(a) loan.

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504 Loan

Buy, build or expand real estate, finance improvements to your property or purchase heavy equipment with a fixed interest rate SBA 504 loan.

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Payroll Protection Program (PPP)

An SBA-backed loan that helped businesses keep their workforce employed during the COVID-19 crisis. PPP ended on May 31, 2021. Existing GCL PPP borrowers can still access information regarding their loan or the forgiveness application process.

How Can You Use an SBA Loan?

Whether you’re just getting started or gearing up for another expansion, Greater Commercial Lending gives you access to government-guaranteed SBA loans with flexible payment terms. We’ll help you choose the SBA loan programs that address your immediate needs, fund your short-term requirements or support your long-term goals.

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Purchase or Construct a Building

Secure funding for land and construction, commercial real estate for an expansion or an entirely new build.

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Purchase an Existing Business

Jump-start growth, expand capabilities or extend reach into new markets by purchasing an established business.

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Expand or Modernize Facilities

Add square footage, upgrade technology or modernize existing facilities with an SBA loan.

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Buy Machinery, Equipment, & Fixtures

Take a step forward with financing to buy new assets, upgrade aging ones or replace those that are broken.

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Finance a Startup

Give your idea wings with a startup loan for real estate, equipment, working capital and more.

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Finance Leasehold Improvements

Renovate your rented facility to create the look and functionality you need to operate successfully.

The Benefits of Securing Your SBA Loan Through GCL

Our longstanding commitment to small businesses and close relationship with the SBA gives you an advantage when it comes to securing the business loans you need to start, expand or grow your business.

Unmatched SBA Loan Expertise

Our commercial lending specialists have deep expertise in all types of SBA commercial loans. We provide the service and trusted guidance businesses need to choose the SBA loan that’s right for them at every stage of growth.

Faster Funding

Our experience and proven track record with the SBA gives us the ability to get capital in your hands faster.

Competitive Interest Rates

Government-backed SBA loans give businesses across America access to credit at reasonable interest rates for new facilities, equipment, technology, working capital and more.

Low Fees

SBA loans give you access to the capital you need, when you need it, without exorbitant fees. SBA loan rates are among the lowest available of all small business financing options. Plus the fees may be able to be financed into the loan at low interest rates. We will help you choose the SBA loan that’s right for your stage of growth.

More Time to Repay

The SBA offers reasonable repayment timeframes that vary depending on what you’re financing and the type of loan you choose:

  • Real estate – Up to 25 years
  • Business acquisition, equipment – Up to 10 years
  • Working capital – Between 7-10 years
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Credit unions and their affiliated organizations played an important role in the PPP’s ability to keep businesses open. We are grateful that Greater Commercial Lending helped lead the charge and set a standard for advancing the program’s mission and accessibility to deserving small businesses and nonprofits.


Frequently Asked Questions

About SBA loans

What is an SBA loan?

The Small Business Administration (SBA) has a range of loan products available to help small businesses succeed. SBA 7(a) loans can help you start or acquire a business with a variable interest rate, while an SBA 504 loan can help you buy, build, or expand a business with a fixed interest rate, just to name two.

What businesses qualify for an SBA loan?

The SBA defines “small business” as any business with fewer than 500 employees. Depending on your particular business structure, there may be other criteria to consider. Click here to view the SBA’s table of business size standards.

How much can I borrow with an SBA loan?

While SBA loan products vary, typically, the maximum amount any one business can borrow at a time is $5 million.

What are the interest rates for an SBA loan?

Interest rates vary per SBA loan product, as do fixed or variable interest rate terms. Generally speaking, SBA loans come with interest rates between prime + 2.25% and prime + 6%, depending on the loan. A GCL SBA loan expert can help you understand interest rate structure and how to make the best choice for your business.

Are SBA loans hard to get?

SBA loans were designed with small business owners in mind, so the up-front investment, loan amounts, fees, and interest rates are quite competitive compared with traditional lenders. We’ll help you understand your options and make the best decision for your current circumstances while addressing your business’s short-term needs and long-term goals.

How much money do I have to come up with to get an SBA loan?

It varies depending on the type of SBA loan and what you are financing. SBA loans for land and construction, real estate, fixed assets, equipment, working capital, debt refinancing, and other uses each have their own requirements. We’ll make sure you know exactly what you are expected to contribute to get the funding you’re looking for.

How do I get approved for an SBA loan?

Our SBA loan experts will walk you through everything you need to do to get from request to approval. We’ll stay by your side throughout the process, answer all your questions and ensure the right documents are filed at the right time to get your loan approved as quickly as possible.

Do SBA loans have to be paid back?

Yes, per the terms of your agreement.

Can I get an SBA loan for a nonprofit business?

No, in most all cases the SBA does not allow nonprofits to apply for SBA loans. However, there are special instances where nonprofits can apply for disaster related programs The 2020 CARES Act amended the SBA’s Emergency Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) program to include business loans for nonprofit organizations. Likewise, the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) under the CARES Act also allowed for SBA nonprofit loans. However, these stimulus loans for nonprofits were restricted to those nonprofits affected explicitly by the coronavirus pandemic and other current or future disasters that require a special government declaration. USDA loans, however, can be used for nonprofits as well as for-profit businesses.