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Want to apply for an SBA 7(a) loan?

Get organized with our document checklist.

The SBA 7(a) loan is an excellent financing tool for those who want to start a new business, expand an established business, or buy an existing business. It typically offers longer, more flexible terms and lower equity contributions than many other conventional loan programs. 


Once you’ve decided to apply for an SBA loan, you’ll need to collect the appropriate documents for your application. Use our convenient document checklist as a guideline to ensure you have everything the lender may ask for to complete your loan application.


Having the right banking partner is essential to your success. Choices are vital when it comes to business loans. We take a consultative approach and partner with you to structure the financing you need to achieve your business goals.

As a nationwide SBA Preferred Lender, First Bank of the Lake has the resources and extensive experience and together we can tailor solutions for your business and guide you down the path to success.


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All loans are subject to credit approval. Restrictions and limitations may apply. First Bank of the Lake does not provide tax, legal or investment advice. All decisions concerning these matters should be made in conjunction with your professional advisors.