4. Business loans can be difficult to obtain
All lending institutions operate on one principle, lend to credit worthy institutions. If you are starting a business, there is a high chance that you are applying for the first loan. To get approved for the loan, you need to provide dozens of documentation stating why you need the loan, what is the purpose of the loan, how you will repay the loan among others. This makes the loan application process long and cumbersome and yet there is no guarantee that the bank will approve your loan. Further, the bank forces applicants to disclose highly sensitive information about their business. In a world where patents are violated on a daily basis, entrepreneurs fall victims of this violation when they disclose some information to the wrong people in the process of applying for business loans. Hence, due to strict requirements, a startup is forced to abandon a business idea completely.