Many people here in America live in hopes that one day they’ll be able to own their own business. Owning a business takes lots of hard work and dedication. Plus for most businesses lots of money to finance the business. If you don’t have the money upfront to start your business you could always borrow it. You can first try your friends and family. If that doesn’t workout you can try a private equity firm. Lastly you could try to get financing from a Venture Capitalist. So what is venture capital and what do you need to know about venture capital before borrowing money.
Venture capital is a form of private equity and a type of financing that investors provide to startup companies and small businesses that are believed to have long term growth potential. The main downside is that the investors usually get equity in the company, and, thus, a say in company decisions. So pretty much you’re giving part of your business for money in return. If you need the funds and you have a good idea for a new business this is where you could get it in return for a portion of your company and sometimes they’ll have a say in how you run your company.
Wealthy investors like to invest their capital or money in such businesses with a long term growth perspective. This capital is known as venture capital and the investors are called venture capitalists. So these people get together and pretty much invest in your company in hope that your business thrives and they make money on their investment in your company. These venture capitalists make money if you make money so you need to first show them that your business is capable of making money and have high growth potential.
So if you want to start a business and you don’t have the money to do so, you can look for venture capital for the funding of your business. The only catch is that you would have to give them a portion of your company in exchange and you will have to share your profits with them. So they are pretty much investing in the growth potential of your business. You still own and run the company but they may have a say in how you run it, who you hire and the operations of the business. So you don’t have total control of the business even though you are still the owner.
If you need the money to start your business and are willing to give up partial control, venture capital is for you. How do you find venture capital to fund your business though. You could go check out a venture capital blog for recommendations. You could then check out a few different ones and decide on which one will work best with you. You would probably want to choose one that will give you the most control of your business.
Well you want to start a business but you don’t have the upfront capital to do so. Your family also doesn’t have the money to let you borrow. So you start looking for venture capital. You look around and talk to a few different firms. Nothing you feel comfortable with. So you look around some more and you finally find one with the terms you feel comfortable with. Now you have everything ready to start your business. Nothing can stop you now. Your business plan is bullet proof and you have all the employees you need lined up. Now all that’s left to do is open and hope your business thrives. Best of luck. God bless!