Starting and growing business needs money. However, you may not necessarily have the money to grow it. That is where you will have to take a loan. Ask any small business owners and they would have a negative feeling about taking a loan. The account receivables are looked down upon by many but the potential that it offers should not be overlooked.
There are many myths that come into place when you talk about business funding,
Funding goes hand in hand with success
It is not necessary that every company would need funds to run the business and it is also not necessary that all companies would become successful in the long run. If you take money from angel investors then be ready to succumb to their pressure where they would take control of how to manage your business, at least a part of it. If you need money then look for other methods of asking friends and family or taking a bank loan before you approach a venture capitalist.
Getting funds to run your business can be long and tiring
The application process to get funds to run your business could be a little tiring but it is not hassling to keep you away from your business. The paperwork system is also dying out now and banks today have a quick and smooth process where the loan is sanctioned.
Business needs outside funding when they are not performing very well
Every business needs money. It could be possible that the market’s slow and thus you need money to run our business. It could also be possible that there is a huge demand in the market and you need money to grow your business even further. Extra money or lending money does not mean that the business is doom. But this is not really the truth. A business would need capital both in good as well as bad times.
The investors have not understood my business idea
If you have tried to approach an investor and get funding and if you have not succeeded then understand why that could be the reason. Investors pay a lot of attention to projects that they themselves understand and also on people whom they know. It is important that you approach the right investor. The investor should be clear about what you are selling and only then will he be confident to invest his money in your business. Take time to understand why the investor was not interested in your business and why did they not accept your business plan.