There are many reasons why you might want to raise investment capital for your business. You might be:
- Starting a business
- Developing new products
- Diversifying into new markets
- Researching new technologies
- Investing in new management
- Increasing turnover rapidly
- Acquiring new supplier/customer contracts
At Knowles Warwick, our experienced corporate accounting team can offer expert advice on choosing the best financing option for a business. Whether you’re raising finance for a business start up, to buy a business, for property development, or even want to consider the pros and cons of raising finance through crowdfunding, our team of corporate finance advisors can help
Raising business finance
There are many possible sources of finance that may be explored, including your own equity, borrowing from friends and family, bank debt, regional funding, Business Angels and Venture Capitalists.
If you need seed capital or are wondering how to finance a business startup, the most appropriate types of funding are often regional funding and business grants, bank debt or investment by Business Angels. If you’re looking to expand your business, Venture Capital finance might be a better option.
Raising angel finance
Business Angels are typically affluent individuals who invest their own money, usually in smaller, startup businesses. The risk is higher due to the high failure rate of startups, which often results in the cost of finance being higher, but an Angel is more likely to add value via their own experience of business ownership.
All funders will require a business plan describing the strengths and weaknesses of your business in order to make a decision regarding finance. You can write this yourself or have your advisor draft one for you. Either way, it is best to have this assessed and critiqued by a professional corporate finance advisor before sharing it with your prospective lender.
You’ll also need to perfect your sales pitch and create a convincing presentation for any potential funder. We can assist with this.