How to Be Smart About Small Business Debt

Taking on debt can help small businesses meet expenses and finance growth. The key to making it work is knowing specifically what you will use the debt for, how it will generate a return on your debt investment and tracking, tracking, tracking. 

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And, if you have not done a great job with this in the past and your debt gets too hard to manage, you may be faced with some difficult decisions.

With proper guidance, however, you can minimize the financial consequences and maximize the opportunity of taking on and managing your small business debt. 

You have two basic options when faced with unmanageable debt. Being smart about debt involves determining which choice is right for you.

Option one is to find a way to generate more revenue to pay back the debt. It may be that you are too close to your business emotionally to see your options. That’s where we can help you to see what you may not be able to see, and get into action, instead of wasting creative energy in a mindspin of fear and stress.

Option two is to look at how you can restructure your debt and your overall expenses, starting with contacting each of your creditors to inform them that you may need to stretch out payments, or even consolidate your debt load. Don’t do this alone. Instead get wise counsel, so you are having this conversations from a place of strength and surety.

In reality, the best way to manage debt is to seek financial guidance before you need it. Working with a trusted advisor can help you plan for financial ups and downs and mitigate your financial risks. A trusted advisor can also help you decide what financial steps to take that will best meet your needs and help you make informed decisions if your debt becomes unmanageable.

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