It may be everyone’s dream and hope to have one’s own business so as to be the boss or employer instead of being the employee or worker who has to face the pressure given by the employer. Having a business is similar to being an entrepreneur. However, setting up a business is definitely not easy as it requires huge capital as well as
the ability to come up with creative and innovative business products or items that are unique and different from others so as to survive in the intense and fierce competition in the business world.
The first step in setting up a business is in fact the capital required to set up the business. This article focuses the various ways through which you can finance your own business.
The initial step to finance your business will be through the use of equity. For those who own shares or stocks, they can sell their shares and stocks at a higher price for cash and use this money to finance their business. This can be one possible way to raise money.
Another way to come up with money will be to involve in financing means through the use of debt. This means that you will be able to get loans by using collateral as a form of guarantee of you being able to repay the loan. These collaterals can be houses, cars and even jewellery. This is another way to raise extra money and funds to be used solely for the set up of the business.
Another method of finance will be through borrowing money from friends and even family members. By borrowing money from these people, you have to muster up your courage and be brave in order to throw away all embarrassment when you approach your friends and family to request for loans. However, you can assure them that your business idea is unique and you are very confident that this business is sure to succeed and be able to make lots of money. Usually, these people will then feel more relieved and at ease and then lend you the money through which you can easily set up your business. The disadvantage of using the above method is that due to misunderstanding over the sensitive issue of money. Friendship and relationship between family members may be adversely affected if you delay in the repayment of the loans.
The last method of finance will be through borrowing money from local banks. Banks nowadays offer business loans quickly. However, this method will be costly due to the high interest rates for the repayment of the loans as setting up of a business is considered to be a risky investment. Different criteria and requirements are set for different banks to process the application of the loans.
Overall, these are some of the steps and methods through which you can raise money and start up your dream business.