Could now be a good time to buy real estate for your business? That is the top-of-mind question for many business owners. To small-business owners who have weathered the economic downturn and are feeling more confident about their financial stability, the commercial real estate market can be both tempting and unnerving.
Spa owners are seeing a surplus of retail space at rock-bottom prices, but keep hearing doom-and-gloom reports that the economy is not growing as fast as economists had predicted. With lots of chatter about a second recession, many skin care facility owners feel stuck, wondering if now is the right time to transition from leasing to owning their workspace.
The Small Business Administration (SBA) has streamlined its policies in recent years to make commercial real estate loans more accessible and feasible for businesses. This year, further improvements to the program have been made. The revamped SBA 504 loan program is one of the best-kept secrets in the small-business industry, and offers opportunities for spa owners under recent enhancements.