Thursday, August 30, 2007

Funding Your Business Venture

It is very common for entrepreneurs to have problems finding capital for their start up business. If you are one of those entrepreneurs who can not seem to find money to get your business going, do not lose hope. There is always a way to find some money to serve as start up capital for your business.

Going To The Bank

The best source for capital for your business is the bank. Explore the possibilities of getting a loan from one of the commercial banks near you. Although commercial banks are often reluctant to provide loans for start up business, there is always a possibility that the bank will let you borrow some money especially if you have a very good credit history. Banks are always open to negotiations when it comes to people with very good credit history.

So draw up that business plan and then go to the bank and try to sell the business plan to them. You will never know if they will buy it or not unless you give it a try. If the bank will not give you a loan based on your good credit history alone, you can pledge a security for the loan. If you have some real estate properties, you can use these real estate properties as collateral for the
. ust be very careful about using your home as collateral for your loan because you might end up without a roof over your head if your business fails.

In case you do not have any properties that you can use as collateral for the loan, explore the possibilities of getting a government guaranteed loans. The US Small Business and Administration has loans programs for entrepreneurs so ask around and learn more about these loans programs. The good thing about these loans programs that are guaranteed by the government is that, you will most likely be required to put up minimal collateral to secure the loan.

What is more interesting about these types of loans is that the interests are usually very low and the terms of payments are easier compared to the standard commercial loan.How can you qualify for government secured loans? If you are really interested about these government guaranteed loans, you should go to the proper authorities and ask for information. You may also go online and search for some information about these government loans programs.

Getting Money From Other Sources

If you cannot get any money from the bank, your next option would be to borrow money from friends and relatives. If your parents happen to have some extra money stashed away in their savings account, ask them to lend you some money to get you started. Just make sure that you pay them back promptly so that they will still lend you money the next time you needed additional capital for your business.

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Anonymous said...

Hm... I'll keep this post in mind because I'm looking to run a business soon. I'm ready for the challenge, but I can still use all the help and advice I can get. I've been thinking about buying a business lately instead of starting one from scratch. Maybe a franchise? I'm not sure. Any suggestions? Advice? Thanks.

Tina Ludlow said...

@May -- If you're thinking about buying a business, there are bunch of websites that offer the service. I know there's, which is an online global marketplace where you can buy and sell a business. It has excellent tips and advice, and you can also use it to find a lender, broker, etc.

I also highly suggest checking out any small business groups in your area. They can be very helpful, and it's always good to network.

Good luck!