The Small Business Administration is accepting loan applications for a temporary new program called America’s Recovery Capital. These “ARC” loans, which go up to $35,000, are designed to provide a “bridge” for viable small businesses with immediate financial hardship – to keep their doors open until they get back on track. “These ARC loans are another tool in the SBA toolkit which will provide critical support to small businesses struggling to make it through these tough economic times,” said Administrator Karen G. Mills.
ARC loans are deferred-payment loans made by commercial lenders to established, viable, for-profit small businesses that need short-term help to make their principal and interest payments on existing and qualifying business debt. While the ARC loans are not made by the SBA directly, they are 100% guaranteed by the SBA and have no SBA fees associated with them.
These loans will be disbursed over a period of up to six month... [Read Full Article]