Forms of Short-term Financing/Primary Difference Between Ex-Im Bank and the SBA

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Introduction | Preparing to Borrow | Vendor Financing | Documentary Collections | Bank Check | Personal Resources | Bank Financing | Export Credit Insurance | Guarantees | Ex-Im Bank Financing | SBA | Equity Investment | Earnings Requirments | Working Capital | Collateral | Resource Management | Primary Differences | Factoring | Forfaiting | Summary | Resources | Activities | Assessment

Primary Difference Between Ex-Im Bank and the SBA

The Ex-Im Bank program offers exporters more flexibility and a desire to see that businesses in the US create jobs and increase exports. They also offer short, medium, and long-term guarantee insurance and direct loan programs. The SBA generally works with small businesses, while Ex-Im Bank involves itself with Fortune 500 companies and larger.

The SBA defines a small business as one that is independently-owned and operated and not dominant in its field. A small business must also meet the employment or sales standards developed by the Small Business Administration based on the North American Industry Classification System (NAICS).