How to Finance Your Start-Up Business

Video from our FREE Online Business Course
Session 9 How to Finance Your Business

"Raising start-up money is one of the great hurdles in starting a business. Would you have any recommendations or some basic do's and don'ts as to how people should go about this great challenge?"

Rod Banks
Executive Vice President, City National Bank

Topics covered in this video:
Starting a business, financing, loans, writing a business plan

First off, before you begin to think about getting your start-up money together, you need to have a business plan. And once you put the business plan together it will help you to determine how much money you need to start your business. Once you determine the amount, then you've got to decide: where is the best place to get it? In today's world it is very difficult to go to a commercial bank--the typical bank you see on the street-- for a start-up business type of loan.

A lot of first time entrepreneurs will start off by using their own personal savings or look to a friend or a relative to see if they can get a friendly partner in with them. Some people will look at putting a lien to some degree on their home. Because of the credit card boom, a lot of people today will take credit card solicitations that come out. And it's perfectly okay to take one of these low interest rate credit card offers if you manage it in a very responsible manner.


7 Responses to “How to Finance Your Start-Up Business”

  1. Anonymous says:

    very good tip

  2. Anonymous says:

    Raise capital and negotiate secondary trading of equity and debt on

  3. Anonymous says:

    Start small… If you can make money… EXPAND.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I am old school, my business expenses are paid for with cash. I just did a
    video that applies here, it speaks of funding your marketing.

  5. Anonymous says:

    I don’t have friends/relatives with money. Its ridiculous I need investment
    partners for a great start up. I have formulated a plan. I just need the
    start up money. any better advice.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Getting most common investors is a very good business plan. Free business
    plan template from unitedbizbooks. com/business_pro.php . There are many
    ways to start but be prepared.Best Wishes

  7. Anonymous says:

    I want to start a buisness as a freelance artist. How would I write a
    buisness plan for that?

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