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Course: Why businesses borrow money

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How can debt be "good" or "bad?"

Labeling debt as good or bad makes it sound black and white, but the truth is that there’s a lot of gray area. Ask yourself the following questions to help determine if your debt is "good" or "bad."

  • Can you comfortably pay off the loan in the amount of time given?
  • Is it paying for things that will contribute to the growth of your business?
  • Is the loan low interest with fair terms?

Examples: new equipment, trainings and certifications, inventory expansion