All posts tagged "business financing"

  • Why you should ask the hard money questions when starting a business

    Why you should ask the hard money questions when starting a business

    Women in business have been conditioned to be passive rather than assertive, from writing emails to speaking up in meetings, we’re constantly aware of our tone and how we may be coming across. However, with...

  • 3 Strategies for financing your startup

    3 Strategies for financing your startup

    Realizing your dream of being a business owner requires a lot of hard work and dedication. It also requires money. Finding and securing the capital necessary to turn your dream into reality can be tricky...

  • 7 tips for women starting an online business from scratch

    7 tips for women starting an online business from scratch

    If you’re passionate about something and now you finally have the time to pursue it, you will get a lot of questions and you will be very confused at the start. People with no experience...

  • 5 Tips for starting a wedding planner business

    5 Tips for starting a wedding planner business

    Weddings are probably one of the life events that people really spend their money on. They are not shy about putting a lot of their resources in that event because it is one of the...

  • How to iron out your business issues

    How to iron out your business issues

    Every business is going to have an issue somewhere down the line. Whether it be an issue with their financing, their management style, their website etc. It just doesn’t happen that a business can run...

  • If you’ve got a business idea and you think it could really make a splash in the market, it’s up to you to make it a reality. But to make that happy, you need to have a way of paying for the creation of your business. It’s not cheap to do that, but it’s something that you should definitely think carefully about. If you’re not sure where to turn to make your business turn to reality, here are some ideas that you should consider. Pitch to the People With Cash There are some people out there whose sole job is investing in businesses that might help them make even more money going forward. These are known as angel investors and they have plenty of money to spare. These are the people you should be pitching to if you think your business idea really is innovative and has the potential to make big money in the future. Earn, Invest and Save You don’t necessarily have to turn to other people when you’re in need of cash to get your business started with. You could simply stay in your job for longer and save that money. You should also invest some money so that startup capital has the chance to grow. Commercial investment properties might be for you if you want to grow your cash. In the end, that money will help you start your business. Go to Your Bank This is the most obvious and straightforward option, but it’s not necessarily always the best for everyone. If you want to get money, it makes sense to head to a bank where they have lots of it. Their loans might come with harsh interest rates that could cause you plenty of problems further down the line though. That’s not the case with the other options on this list, so keep it in mind. Crowdfund It Crowdfunding has really taken off in a big way over the last few years, so if you’re in need of cash and you think this is something that has the potential to get people excited, you might want to try this funding model. The sooner you get started and get creative with your crowdfunding campaign, the sooner you’ll start to draw more people in. Apply for Startup Grants Grants are great for people who don’t know where else to turn. If you have an unusual idea that investors and banks are scared of and crowdfunding doesn’t seem like a realistic option for you, it makes sense to apply for startup grants. These are often give to niche startups that don’t have anywhere else to get financing from, so explore the grants that you’re eligible for. You can’t do anything with that business idea of yours until you’ve found a way to get it financed. It’s something that you need to think about carefully because each of the options that have been discussed here has its own benefits and its own drawbacks; don’t forget that when you’re making your decision.

    How to finance your business idea

    If you’ve got a business idea and you think it could really make a splash in the market, it’s up to you to make it a reality. But to make that happy, you need to...

  • Why don’t women get more small business loans

    A small guide to applying for a small business loan

    When it comes to debt-based financing, there are basically two kinds of credit and loans out there. Personal loans and credit cards, and then business loans and credit financing. For consumers, applying for loans or...