Raising capital have become a difficult task with every passing day, especially when practices of lending have been made rigid due to which organisations are reluctant in lending money to organisations or individuals. However one cannot say that it is an impossible task, it is possible but has undoubtedly become difficult. One cannot guarantee about the source of funding, but if an individual strives hard and conducts research of the market then there are chances that he can get funding.
In order to convince the lending authorities it is not important for the business to draft a long business plan, because genuinely no one is interested in checking it out. It is important for the borrower to keep things simple and short which can be communicated to the investor without any problems. Investor in response to the resume may put up questions to the borrower, and borrower should have ready concise answers for such queries. The borrower should go well prepared for the questions such that it does not seem to be a surprise to him. Some of the usual questions raised by an investor include the following,
Base of the business
It may seem to be an easy question, but herein investor seeks to listen in concise what is the business about and how is it performing exceptionally to be held legible for lending money.
Advantage over competition
Competition is quite tough these days, and every company should have a master plan to fight against this competition. This is what is lending company is interested to know about.
The market in which company is surviving should be briefly explained by the borrower. The market place decides the fate of a company and its future prospective.
How to get funding easily?
To understand how a good position can be achieved in funding, one should understand the perspective of the market and a lender. It is usual to see that entrepreneurs gets so involved in their businesses that they don’t take into consideration the expectations of the market or customers. Such factors shall make the market place difficult for a company and situations may worsen more when company has to raise funds from the market. Investors need not look for good answers from you, but it is important for the borrower to give them good reasons of providing money to the company.
One of the most important tips for the borrower is to go prepared such that they can clearly make lenders understand the situation and business and also convince them to provide the funds. Stepping in prepared is always beneficial to the owner and business as a whole. Coming in prepared makes the lender believe that you have every bit of information about the company and one is capable of paying off the borrowed amount within specified times and as per the terms and conditions set by the lender.
Borrower should thus prepare himself on these aspects such that funds can be extracted from the market to business in such tough economic conditions.