Financing a New Attraction

Securing financing is one of the most important pieces of any project, whether large or small. But finding a lender familiar with financing attractions or even knowing the right information to bring to the table isn’t always easy.

Financing for New Entrepreneurs

Start-ups are typically the most difficult to finance, largely because lenders will have very little history or data by which to base a credit decision. Improve your odds by providing a sound business case that effectively outlines the merits of the project, starting with an independently sourced Market Feasibility Study and an internally prepared business plan. Need to learn more about how to create these?

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Financing for Existing Operators

We know some great lenders that can help you secure the loan you need for an expansion or renovation of your facility. These companies work primarily with existing businesses that are already open and have stable cash flow to support the loan request.

Univest Capital, Inc.

Univest Capital, Inc. offers solutions to grow your business at a comfortable pace enabling you to manage cash flow, preserve lines of credit, and stay current with changing technology. Univest partners with vendors and manufacturers to offer flexible terms, competitive rates, simple documentation and quick credit decisions to make the financing process quick and easy. They offer the ability to finance equipment transactions ranging from $10,000 to $250,000 and also offer a working capital product, Capital Cash, up to $50,000.

SLS Financial Services

For more than 30 years SLS Financial has helped companies of most every size capitalize on business building opportunities with a comprehensive menu of commercial lending tools. Perhaps they can do the same for you through the development of solutions that meet your specific requirements. They are focused on ways to help those that they serve enhance their businesses as a partner in their success. They assist buyers & sellers of equipment with capital for business productivity & growth.

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Windsor Advantage

Windsor Advantage is the Nation’s largest Lender Service Provider with a network of 120+ lenders nationwide that provide SBA funding ranging from $150,000 – $5 Million. Windsor operates with 150+ years of cumulative in-house SBA experience, closing $300-$400 Million in SBA loans annually.

BankLink is Windsor Advantage’s SBA lender matching service for new and existing entrepreneurs. The platform streamlines the application process to make the SBA loan programs an efficient solution for affordable financing. Whether you’re an existing operator looking to expand your business or a new start-up, Windsor provides the resources and support for funding your next growth initiative.

Meridian Equipment Finance

Meridian Equipment Finance LLC (MEF), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Meridian Bank, is a general equipment financing company. They provide leasing and financing to commercial entities for a wide variety of essential use business equipment and software. MEF provides commercial equipment financing and proactive solutions to vendors (manufacturers, distributors and equipment resellers), brokers, Meridian Bank customers, portfolio partners and a wide variety of direct end user customers. MEF’s typical transaction size is between $5,000 and $250,000.

Priority Capital

Priority Capital was founded with the vision to commit itself to the growth and prosper of small businesses. Since inception, they’ve been the largest small business lender in the United States. Business operations, customer acquisition, changing market demands, and marketing are all an important part of running a small business. Securing financing should not slow a business down; it should help a business grow. Since 1997, Priority Capital has financed over $10 billion in loans for a diverse array of business needs.

Marlin Capital Solutions

No matter the size of your business, effectively managing cash flow is crucial to your success. With equipment financing through Marlin, you can get the new equipment you need with a plan that fits your budget—without tapping into your business capital. Since 1997, Marlin has partnered with more than 25,000 dealers, manufacturers and distributors and over 400,000 small businesses to provide customized financing solutions.