Depends on debt product, lender and in some cases your business profile
Varies according to product
Any business – different products suit different business stages or scenarios
Debt financing is a broad term that covers any type of loan that you pay back, with interest, over a set period of time. A loan can come either from a lender – see business loans – or from selling bonds to the public.
If your business needs to raise money (capital) you can either borrow from a lender (i.e. debt financing) or sell a share of ownership in your business (equity financing) in return for capital. You can of course combine the two.
The details vary, but in all cases your business is taking on debt – the lender gives you cash in return for regular repayments that add up to the principal amount you borrowed plus interest within an agreed time frame. The lender usually has a clear idea of how much they’ll get back.