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What Time of Year Do Small Businesses Look For Loans? (Infographic)

Dec 23, 2014 • 2 min read
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      Here at Lendio, we get a LOT of people looking for small business loans. After a few years, we’ve started to notice some trends. Turns out, different industries look for loans at different times. So, we’ve compiled that data into an infographic for you, and we’ve found the reasons why these businesses show these trends. Enjoy.
      Lendio Seasonality Small Business Loans

      Small business loan demand varies by industry and season. In Lendio’s latest monthly infographic, we found that certain industries show strong upticks during certain months of the year. We analyzed the six industries with the strongest seasonal trends and found the top reasons why they were looking for a business loan. Here’s what we found:

      Peak Months for Small Business Loans by Industry

      Manufacturing

      Peak months: January through February

      Reasons they’re looking for a small business loan:
      •Buying equipment
      •Hiring
      •Expansion (rent/purchasing land, space, etc.)

      Construction

      Peak months: October through November

      Reasons they’re looking for a small business loan:
      •Payroll and surviving through the winter
      •Advertising
      •Purchase equipment

      Retail

      Peak months: January through April

      Reasons they’re looking for a small business loan:
      •Startup costs
      •Rent
      •Payroll

      Non-Profit

      Peak months: May through August

      Reasons they’re looking for a small business loan:
      •Buying a new space or fixing up the current space.
      •Operation Costs
      •Equipment

      Agriculture

      Peak months: February through June

      Reasons they’re looking for a small business loan:
      •Starting a Farm – Buying the land and initial equipment
      •Expanding/Renovating the farm
      •Purchasing equipment

      Finance/Insurance

      Peak months: November through December

      Reasons they’re looking for a small business loan:
      •Rent and Supplies
      •Acquire another company
      •Purchasing equipment

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      *This infographic data is based on a Lendio survey of over 100,000 small businesses.

       


       

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      About the author
      Erik Larson

      Erik Larson frequently writes for Lendio about SEO, Digital Marketing, Social Media Marketing, Business Loans, and whatever else strikes his fancy. He can be found on Google+ and Twitter.

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