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Many of our clients suffer a credit hit when their business gets into trouble. When the workout is finished they ask us how to rebuilt their credit rating. So what is the best way to get your credit score back up?

There is no one silver bullet, but utilizing a combination of these strategies will certainly get you on track. 

Read this article to learn what you can do now to rebuild your damaged credit score. 

http://secondwindconsultants.com/what-can-you-do-to-improve-your-credit-score-easy-steps-to-rebuild-your-credit-fast
What can you do to improve your credit score? These easy tips will help you raise your credit score fast.
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If you are struggling to pay your SBA loan, when you default and fail to reach a settlement, do you know where that loan is going for collections?

It ends up at the dreaded US Treasury Department. 

We receive calls every day from debtors who are struggling with the US Treasury Department. This is a huge nasty organization that collects tax debt, defaulted student loans and other federal debts. You don't want to end up there. 

If your loan does end up at the US Treasury, READ THIS ARTICLE to understand what the "Treasury Offset Program" means. 

http://secondwindconsultants.com/how-do-i-settle-my-debt-with-the-us-treasury-department
Many debtors wonder How do I Settle my Debt with the US Treasury Department? This article will shed some light and get you on the path to a settlement.
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Clients always ask us, "how should I prioritize all my creditors?" It turns out, most of them have never created a business debt management plan or even know how to begin. 

The truth is, when a business has tight cash flow and creditors pressing them for payment, it is hard to know who to pay and who to push off. You need to create a proper debt schedule and debt payment plan and set your priorities. 

And most importantly, you need to stick to your plan once you set these priorities. 

Learn how by reading on below....

http://secondwindconsultants.com/business-debt-schedule-how-to-best-prioritize-your-debts
How to best prioritize Your business debts using a business debt schedule.
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In my last blog post the ONE question everyone was asking us over and over again was: 

"I have a SBA lien on my house, how do I take it off?"

Great question, so we decided to write a follow up post to help you from losing your home because of the SBA's lien. Truth is, YOU CAN LOSE YOUR HOME in an SBA default if you do not deal with the lien properly!

To prevent you from this disastrous situation, read this article. 

http://secondwindconsultants.com/how-to-get-an-sba-lien-release-on-your-home
Strategies for negotiating a SBA lien release on your home from an SBA guaranteed loan without losing your home or foreclosure.
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Can Bank Accounts Be Garnished in an SBA Loan Default?
Do you know that with one simple measure, you can prevent your creditors from attaching to your bank accounts? Your bank accounts are ALWAYS in jeopardy of being garnished by a creditor unless you take these few small measures.

Don't get your accounts swept by a creditor when in default and entering a settlement or workout negotiation. Read more about how to protect yourself.

http://secondwindconsultants.com/can-bank-accounts-garnished-sba-loan-default
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Hey, I just wanted to share with you the latest blog post that we thought you would find helpful. Let me know what you think.
 
Are you familiar with the process of obtaining a modification on your loan? Many people do not realize, but you can actually permanently adjust your SBA loan payments. Find out how. 
 
Through years of experience and lots of trial and error, we have figured out how to get your payments reduced.
 
Best of luck to you and your business. 
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So your business cash flow slowed down and you needed capital to keep your business going. You went to the last funding source out there...the merchant cash advance, didn't you?

Now you realize you can't fulfill their ridiculous payment terms, right?

So, you are now wondering, what happens if you end up defaulting on a merchant cash advance loan.

In fact, I would say that most of our new clients carry merchant cash advance loans these days. It's no surprise, as this has been a huge growing industry when traditional banks refused to lend to small businesses. There have been $billions of loans through MCAs since 2009.

So please, do yourself a favor and read our article on the subject to find out what your options are.

http://secondwindconsultants.com/defaulting-on-a-merchant-cash-advance-loan
If you are defaulting on a merchant cash advance loan, here is what you need to know to get through the default safely and securely.
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Are you in default and worried about your retirement accounts?

So you and your business are feeling some financial stress. You may have borrowed from banks, family members and depleted savings to keep your business alive. All you have left is your retirement accounts. So are they safe from your creditors if you default?

READ THE FULL ARTICLE HERE BELOW to find out the answer.

The reality is that it all depends on what type of accounts you have and the laws of that particular state. Read the article and you will find out more about your particular situation.

http://secondwindconsultants.com/can-a-creditor-take-my-retirement-money
When facing default on a loan, it is good to know whether a creditor can take my retirement money. This article uncovers the rules.
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Clients always ask us about debt forgiveness converting to ordinary income. What does this mean in plain English?

If you are forgiven of a debt, the IRS sees this debt as "income" and you can be taxed on the amount of debt you had forgiven.  

Wow! This could mean a huge tax bill if you owe a lot of money, but there are some things you should know about avoiding this tax. 

The truth is, almost none of our clients ever pay tax on their debt forgiveness.  Read more about this issue here. 

http://secondwindconsultants.com/how-does-debt-cancellation-income-affect-your-tax-return
How to avoid paying taxes on debt cancellation income or be prepared for debt forgiveness converting to ordinary income
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Building on our article earlier in the week when we showed you the ideal hardship letter, this guideline will show you how much you should actually offer for your SBA debt settlement. Read this guideline to get an understanding of how what the bank will be willing to accept.

http://secondwindconsultants.com/sba-loan-offer-in-compromise-calculator
Learn the procedures for calculating how much to offer on your defaulted SBA Loan Offer in Compromise.
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When writing any hardship letter for debt settlement, especially for an SBA debt, there are some key ingredients that must be included. Read this guideline to give you the best chances of getting your debt settlement accepted.

http://secondwindconsultants.com/sba-hardship-letter-what-to-include-to-achieve-acceptance
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