If you’re starting a business, or your business just doesn’t qualify, a personal line of credit can be the answer when small sums of money are needed. In these cases, a business owner will obtain a home equity line of credit (HELOC) which is secured against their home. If your credit is very good you may qualify for an ‘unsecured’ line of credit, although ‘unsecured’ is misleading. In the event of default due to a failure of the business, you are still personally on the hook for the money you have borrowed and the lender can, and will, sue you to recover their money.