When applying for a credit facility, you will most likely be required to have a well written business plan to showcase what you intend to do with the business loc. This may not be the case if you are using a home equity line of credit secured by your personal residence. If you are seeking to obtain a standard business line of credit then you will most certainly be required to have a business plan. BusinessLOC.com has a sample business plan outline that you can use to develop a plan that showcases how you intend to use the debt proceeds.
The key to a good business plan is to have a 25 to 45 page summary of your business, how you intend to use the capital sought, a description of the product/service you a selling, and a three year financial model that showcases you previous and anticipated profit and loss statements, cash flow analysis, balance sheet, and breakeven analysis. Again, these tools have been included for free by BusinessLOC.com.
If you are having significant trouble with writing your business plan then you may want to consider hiring a professional firm to assist you in this process. Often, business planning firms have extensive relationships with banks, finance companies, and private lenders that will be interested in your business project or established company. These firms may or may not take a success fee if they are able to secure a business loc for you. Prior to working with a business planning firm, you should check the credentials of the individual producing your business plan, make sure that they are registered with the Better Business Bureau, and that they have an established track record of obtaining credit facilities through their produced business plans.