If you make a purchase through our links, we may earn a commission. Discover various options for securing a substantial loan to buy a business, including SBA loans, bank loans, and seller financing. Consider using online platforms like Fundera and Lendio. To gain more insights on buying or selling a small business, download the free BizBuySell guides. Use the BizBuySell features to find a business for sale or locate a business broker. Watch a video from Credit Suite on how to get a loan to buy a business. When applying for a business acquisition loan, provide financial records, business valuation, business plan, earning projections, and information on your track record and experience. Your personal finances, including credit score, tax returns, outstanding debts, cash flow, and collateral, will also be considered by lenders. Loan types for buying an existing business include conventional loans, seller financing, and rollover of ROBS loans. Another option is to apply for an SBA 7(a) loan.