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Small business loans from $10,000 to $250,000

Small business loans from $10,000 to $250,000

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What is a small business loan?

Small business loans come in different shapes and sizes and serve different purposes. Whether you are a business owner, looking to expand your business or need cash flow solutions, there is a business loan suitable for you. Small business loans can either be secured or unsecured.

Secured business loans are guaranteed by an asset, such as a property or a car. On the other hand, an unsecured business loan does not require any security, hence, interest rates on unsecured loans are typically higher than that of a secured loan.

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    Get extra cashflow to support your growing business

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    Help you pay for urgent repairs or renovations for your business

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    Ensure you don't miss out on any deals due to lack of funds

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    See you through unforeseen or unfortunate situations

How much can I borrow with a small business loan?

OnDeck Australian business loans range from a minimum of $10,000 to a maximum of $250,000. The amount you can borrow will depend on how much you are able to pay back in weekly instalments as a business.

How to apply for a small business loan

When business owners find they have cash flow or working capital issues, or need a little extra to make a business grow, they need quick and easy access to funds.

Applying for unsecured business loans from OnDeck is easy. The entire process can be completed, and the funds transferred in as fast as 1 business day. Just follow the step-by-step guide below.

How It Works

So, you have decided that a small business loan is the right choice for you and your business - but what next? Follow our step by step guide:

Step 1. Small Business Loan Application

You will first need to fill out a small business loans application. The application should take no longer than 10 minutes and is in four parts: Create a login, About Your Business, About You, and Bank Statements. To streamline your application process, make sure to have your required documentation on hand and ready to submit. You will need your personal bank statements, business financial statements, and identity documents (Drivers Licence or Passport). You may also need to provide details of your personal financial circumstances, i.e. assets, debts, income, expenses. Start your application here.


Step 2. Application Processing Time

Once your application has been submitted, our team will then verify your documents and review your business credit history and application. Approval can be as fast as 1 business day with the funds in your account that same day.


Step 3. Receiving Funds

Once approved, the funds will be deposited into your given bank account.


Step 4. Repayments

Our small business loan minimum term is 6 months, and our maximum loan term is 24 months, with a weekly repayment. Your repayment amount depends on your agreed loan amount and loan term.

No Assets Required

Ondeck doesn't take security over your assets, however we do require a personal guarantee

Flexible Payment Options

Our small business loan terms include weekly repayments over a 6-24 month period

Receive Funding Fast

If you're approved for a small business loan, funds can be available in as fast as 1 business day

Does your business qualify?

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    Minimum 1 year in business

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    Minimum $100,000 gross annual turnover

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    No bankruptcy (prior or recent)

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    Minimum 400 business credit score

Great you're eligible! Here's how it works:

Online Application

Complete a quick and easy application - it only takes a few minutes

Loans as fast as 2 hours

Our lightning loans up to $175k can be funded in as fast as 2 hours - simply provide 6 months bank statements

$250k in a day!

More complex loans of up to $250k can be completed in as fast as 1 business day

Dedicated support

A dedicated Australia-based Loan Specialist will be in touch to help process your application

We can support you with a small business loan from $10,000 to $250,000

3% of loan amount

Setup fee includes the cost of servicing and processing your loan

6-24 month terms

Flexible payment terms for weekly automatic payment options

Loyalty discounts

Renew your loan and your origination fee will be reduced to 2%

Different Types of Small Businesses

Businesses such as boutique clothing stores, homeware stores and gift shops can benefit from a small business loan to:

View some of the industries that we serve at OnDeck and get more industry-specific information on starting out and growing your business.

Finance and Marketing

Businesses such as small accounting firms, tax companies or market research companies can benefit from a small business loan to:

    • Upgrade or purchase powerful automation tools

    • Upgrade or purchase office equipment such as printers, tables, chairs, storage cabinets

    • Renovate or expand office space

Physical Labour

Businesses such as construction/trade work, landscaping companies or house cleaning services can benefit from a small business loan to:

    • Upgrade or purchase equipment such as construction machinery, cleaning supplies, or other heavy equipment required for trade jobs

    • Pay contractors

IT and Digital

Businesses such as web development companies, SEO consultancies or podcast providers can benefit from a small business loan to:

    • Purchase development programs or other business tools and software

    • Upgrade or purchase equipment such as podcast microphones, laptops, and other hardware


Businesses such as boutique clothing stores, homeware stores and gift shops can benefit from a small business loan to:

    • Purchase supplies in bulk as suppliers usually provide discounts for bulk buys

    • Renovate or expand the store front

    • Pay employee wages

Food and Hospitality

Businesses such as cafes, restaurants, bars or event planning companies can benefit from a small business loan to:

    • Upgrade or purchase store equipment such as coffee machines, commercial kitchen equipment and POS systems

    • Renovate or expand business front

    • Pay employee wages

Specialised Services

Businesses such as dog grooming, personal training or hair salons can benefit from a small business loan to:

    • Purchase supplies or equipment in bulk such as gym equipment, pet supplies or salon chairs

    • Pay employee wages

    • Cover costs for transportation if the business is mobile

Business Plan - Do You Have One?

As an unsecured small business loan lender, OnDeck does not require a business plan when applying for a business loan. However, it is always a good idea to have a well-thought-out business plan so that you can see your sales forecasts and cost estimates.

Every business is unique and so your business plan should also be unique and aligned with your business areas of focus. There are many business plan templates available, although, it is highly recommended you find one that suits the scale and nature of your business.

Generally, a business plan should include:

  • Executive Summary
  • Details about your business including trading name, ownership details and key dates
  • Describing your products and/or services
  • Employment Details including key staff and management structure
  • Your target market and your customers - include market research findings if you have conducted any
  • Competitor Research - how they are promoting and performing and comparisons
  • Your finances including any fixed costs and planned costs - including statements such as cash flow, profits and loss and balance sheet.
  • Your vision and future for the business - vision and mission statements, business goals and objectives

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Australian Finance Industry Association
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