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SBA 7(a) Loan


A loan offered through the Small Business Administration.

See Also

Small Business Administration.


The SBA 7(a) loan typically requires a 10% to 20% down payment, and the balance is normally amortized over 10 years. The maximum loan amount is currently $5 million.

Related Resources

Small Business Acquisition Financing

SBA Financing When Buying or Selling a Business