504 Loans – Financing to help small businesses succeed!
An SBA 504 loan is a special product that can only be offered by a Certified Development Company (CDC) in partnership with a local lender. WBD is one of the most successful CDC’s in the country and has partnered with hundreds of local lenders to help thousands of small businesses since 1981.
The 504 loan is designed to help small businesses grow and create jobs by financing fixed assets like real estate and equipment. Qualified borrowers can look forward to long terms (20 years for real estate, 10 years for equipment); low, fixed rates (see top of page for current rate) and lower down payments (10%). This program is best suited for projects from about $250,000 - $10,000,000.
One of the greatest advantages of this 504 program is that it helps get financing deals done that conventional lenders are hesitant to tackle alone. In addition to the favorable terms for the borrower, partnering with WBD also reduces risk for the lender as well.
If all of this sounds good, take three minutes to view the “What is a 504?” video (below) to learn more about how this powerful program works.
Yes, the SBA 504 program is a government program, with the additional paperwork and processes that you might expect, but WBD is here to guide you through the process. With 8 regional loan officers serving all of Wisconsin and 14 counties in Minnesota, we are local and able to work with you and the lender of your choice. Your savings as a borrower can be substantial, even compared to other SBA programs like the 7(a) loan.
Smart business is knowing all of your options, so take the time to learn about the 504 program when it is time to seek financing for your business.