Hurricane Arthur is approaching. What small businesses need to know ahead of the storm.
As hurricane Arthur approaches the East Coast, small business owners should consider the possible economic damage from the storm. Before hurricane Arthur arrives, here is a breakdown of SBA Disaster Loans.
Now that Tropical Storm Arthur has turned into hurricane Arthur, small business owners on the East Coast must prepare for potential economic losses, from a dip in customers to having to spend time and money repairing damage to storefronts. Business-specific costs abound as well, such as spoiled food at restaurants from lost power.
What are SBA Disaster Loans?
SBA Disaster Loans are low-interest, long-term loans for damages caused by a natural disaster. Their loans are available for physical damage to businesses as well as economic damage as a result of the disaster.
Physical Disaster Loans
Who is eligible? Businesses of all sizes and nonprofits
Cap: $2 million
Uses: Repair damaged real estate, equipment, inventory and fixtures
Interest rate: <4 percent if you do not have credit elsewhere, <8 percent if you do have credit available elsewhere
Economic Injury Disaster Loans
Who is eligible? Small businesses, small agricultural cooperatives, small aquaculture businesses and most nonprofits
Cap: $2 million
Uses: Expenses the businesses would have paid if the disaster had not occurred
Interest rate: <4%
How do you apply for an SBA Disaster Loan?
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