Getting That Capital To Start Your Business

A large substantial amount is necessary if you are to start a business. However, it can be a challenge to get that huge lump sum especially with the world’s current economy. Just saving up a portion of your salary every payday is no longer sufficient these days not to mention that there will always be those moments wherein you need to cash out for unwanted surprises.

The most common way for people planning to establish their own business is through a bank loan. Once your loan has been approved, you have to consider the amount that you will be spending to start your business. This also includes the amount that you will be paying to manufacture your products, the salary of your employees and how you will be keeping your business operating for at least half the year. Knowing this, it is important that you already have an estimated budget for this start up expenses.

Another alternative is asking friends or relatives to lend you a portion of the amount until you get your target amount. This works well especially if you are willing to add interest along with the amount that you will be paying them back with. This is provided that your business is stable for the first year. The only drawback is that in case you default on your payment, some of your relatives or friends may not be all too happy about it. Not only can this potentially ruin relationships but it can also cause unwanted complications that can go as far as court proceedings.

You also have the option of doing cash advances on credit cards. Just be wary that the interest and fees are high and you may find yourself struggling to pay it back. The good thing though is that if these cash advances can help you stabilize your business for a long period of time then you can eventually pay off your balances. Getting that capital to start your first business can be very tricky but once you are established, then you can eventually stand up on your own.

7 thoughts on “Getting That Capital To Start Your Business

  1. I won’t recommend using credit card as a base for your business as cash advance fees are very high. A straight loan with a good business plan would be the better alternative.

  2. Haaaay.. I can so relate to this. My salary, even when I put some aside, still gets used whenever unexpected expenses spring up. I’m actually and currently saving up for a business venture that should be started *hopefully* next year. Hope everything goes well as planned.

  3. There is always a way to get capital for starting our business. We just need to be aware and be resourceful. It’s nice that you mentioned them, bank loan, loans from relatives, and credit card financing. There are also other businesses that don’t require much capital, but skills and time. Example of this, is blogging, where we only need our precious time and dedication to make money on our blog. Of course, plus some few investment on domain name.

  4. I agree with you. When I started a t-shirt printing business when I graduated in High School, the capital is the first problem that I faced. Good thing that my parents lent me some money, “without the interest”.

  5. when you are just starting up it is quite difficult to apply for a bank loan, the easier one is borrowing from family and friends but we have to make sure we will be able to pay them off as promised. MOst of the time relationships are ruined by money matters, one risk that we should really think about first.

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