How to Find Investment Capital – The Family Connection

Approaching a family member for investment funds is difficult. There are ways to address the concerns of family members when raising capital for your new business. Find out how to approach, answer concerns and make the ‘ask’.

Capitalizing a New Home Builder Business

Bankrolling any startup business is difficult enough.  Capitalizing a new home builder operation is a leap forward in required funds.  Typically, small businesses can be capitalized on a shoestring budget, for a new home contractor, just a little bit isn’t going to work.  Most lending institutions require that the project is funded to the tune …

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How to Find Investment Capital – The Vendor Connection

All vendors look for avenues to expand their market share or maintain their market share.  Many times it is to their benefit to provide start-up capital to potential point of sale opportunities.  If they can assure themselves of a long term buyer of their product or service, then they will give serious consideration to a new …

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How to Find Investment Capital – The Family Connection

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There is one responsibility of all business entrepreneurs that is loathed more than any other.  It’s asking for money.  First off, you have to find financial resources and then you have to ask for money.  This article is dedicated to finding money and how to ‘ask’ for the money from a family member.  It is easier …

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Cash Counts

“How are you going to pay for this?” I asked? My client responded, “I still have checks” which meant he didn’t have any cash. He had the ability to write a check but no cash to back it up. I can’t stress enough how important cash is in any business operation. The reality is, cash …

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