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The Frugal Gourmet

Our expert offers advice on applying for an equipment loan.
June 1, 2000

Q: I manufacture gourmet dessert mixes. Soon I'll need an equipment loan. How do I prepare?

A: Congratulations on cooking ahead! Here's the recipe, step by step:

Bon application!

George M. Dawson ( is a small-business consultant and author of Borrowing to Build Your Business: Getting Your Banker to Say "Yes" (Upstart Publishing, $16.95, 800-235-8866). Send him your financing questions at