InvestorQ : What can I do to avoid defaulting on my business loan?
Akansha Shivdasani made post

What can I do to avoid defaulting on my business loan?

Manisha Mehta answered.
3 years ago

You have already made your first move towards ensuring you do no default of your business loan and that is by seeking information on it.

Here are more active ways in which you can avoid defaulting on your business loan:

1.Communication is key:

The first best move is always to call up the lender directly and let them know your present situation. If you are in a state to not pay the loan amount for couple of months, then give them the surety that you are looking to clear off the debts within a specific period of time. This will help in getting some time from them before they term you a “defaulter”.


One of the most common problems with every business is short-term debt. It is advisable that you have a macro view of the problem and try to clear all the petty ones with one single huge loan. A debt consolidation loan could be a great option, but ensure you understand its pros and cons fully before taking this approach for your business loan. Also, while doing debt consolidation, make sure your personal debts are not clubbed with business debts.

3.Prioritize your debts:

It is true that a lot of money will go in and out of business but prioritizing them is very crucial. If you have some payments to be made by end of month and early this month, it is advisable to clear the early outstanding if you are expecting some additional money to flow into the business.

However, if the case is otherwise, prioritize which expense is crucial and clear the same. It is advised that you have an open conversation with those lenders who have lent you money.

4.Seek legal assistance:

If you are unable to find any solution for your defaulting loan, it is advised that you reach out for legal assistance. A lawyer will be able to give proper guidance after understanding the problem and the root cause.

5.Reduce expenses:

Trying to expand your business too early could be a great reason why there are many defaults on your debts. Get back to leading the business conservatively and reduce costs and expenses on the existing requirements. There’s no shame in doing this. Remember, big countries like Greece too had to undergo austerity measures to combat its financial situation.