First Step Review


Press "Calculate Score" to view the final results of your First Step Review.

Your Final Score

You can also E-Mail Your Score to a Colleague if you wish.

If your Final Score is 70 or greater, you have a good chance of obtaining a small business loan.  Following is a list of the maximum points for each section.  Make note of the areas upon which you can improve. For an explanation of your scores, including the value placed on individual questions, please Click Here.

Management Experience 20
Credit History 10
Repayment Ability  30
Equity    20
Collateral 20

However, this score does not guarantee that you will receive a United States Small Business Administration (SBA) Guaranteed loan.  In fact, the National Business Association, Small Business Advancement National Center nor the SBA can guarantee that you will receive such a loan.  You may be turned down for a number of reasons.  Although, if you did have a score of 70 or more, you might have taken the First Step into the world of Small Business. 

Please visit the following organization's websites for more small business assistance.  To return to the First Step Review, simply close the new window.  The following links will initiate new windows.

National Business Association