Today's Top TipOnline business plan scams are alive and doing very well. There's even a new wrinkle: the "crowd funding". Trust me, no one makes money but the promoters in this scheme.
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It doesn't matter how great your business plan is. If you don't know how to finance a business, it won't get funded. Period.
This step -- targeting the finance source -- is most difficult part about getting financing. Once you've got this nailed down, the rest seems to fall into place.
What makes this especially difficult is that there are so many
options. Your business may really only qualify for one or two of
those options. It is very important to know which ones.
We'll be looking at how to finance a business via:
The SBA is one of the most popular means of financing a business, especially a new business. The SBA has multiple programs available -- everything from microloans to mentor-protege programs for entering the big time.
Angel groups are just that: business angels. The money and expertise they bring to emerging businesses is absolutely life-saving. I can't imagine a thriving business economy without our angel investors.
From small boutique venture capital firms, to huge international conglomerates, there is hardly an industry in existence that the venture capital world has not influenced.
Cash Advance for Small Business
Business Cash Advances are similar to unsecured small business loans, but if you have ever tried to get a small business loan with bad credit you know it's next to impossible. This may be the solution you are looking for.
Bootstrapping is way back in vogue, although in truth it never went out of vogue. The proverbial garage may be a bit overrated, but the techniques of successful bootstrappers are very real.
Small Business IPO
A full fledge public offering is outside of our area of expertise, but the small business IPO may be right on target for many small companies.
Unique businesses qualify for business grants from a myriad of sources, both government and private.
When none of the traditional sources seems right, step into the world of alternative financing, where anything goes.
Jog your memory with all the different types and styles of investors for small business. There should be one or two or three that strike your fancy.
Be sure to check out the Articles on Business Finance -- there are some more gems there.
Few companies are financed entirely by one means. Typically, it's a conglomeration of funding sources. Perhaps a company starts out bootstrapping, but soon applies for an SBA loan, or looks for angel investors.
Look to every avenue that may provide capital when you look to how to finance a business. Sadly, it's not always obvious. Sometimes even suppliers may be able to help out by granting extended terms. Or a landlord can lower rent in the first few months in exchange for a bit higher rent later.
Good luck in your search.
Sticking to it is the genius! Any other
bright-minded fellow can accomplish just as much as I did if he will
stick like hell and remember nothing that's any good works by itself.
You got to make the damn thing work. I'll never give up, for I may
have a streak of luck before I die.
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