How to Raise Capital | Raising Funds for your Business
Clearing the hurdle of deciding you need to raise capital is a big decision – but it’s only the start. The path to raising capital is rife with pitfalls. For instance, where do you begin to look for the source of money? Do you go to a regular High Street or specialist bank, a venture capitalist, a business angel, or dig into your own pocket?
Alpha-Financials knows what is required for each of these options and will ensure you get the appropriate outcome and the best financial deal. Raising money starts with access to the right information, which is exactly what Alpha Financials can provide for your business.
Key Factors to Raising Capital
The two crucial success factors when raising capital are:
To choose the correct option for your particular circumstances (it really is a jungle out there!).
To fully understand the requirements of your choice (as each differs substantially).
Your decision should be based on a professional analysis of your balance sheet, future cash flows and the nature of your business. This will let you choose between such funding options as:
- bank debt
- venture capital
- peer-to-peer lending
- working capital financing
Our experts can guide you through the entire process and share their knowledge and experience, the advantages and disadvantages of each of these options and recommend the best option – or combination of options – for raising finance for your business. Remember that these decisions can have a huge impact on the financial future of your business, so it’s important to get it right.
How to Raise Money the Alpha-Financials Way
Why is Alpha-Financials your ideal partner for raising capital? It’s our understanding of the lending process, how it applies to the SME market and our expert financial tools. Combined, we have an insider perspective on how best to approach financiers and how and when to prepare your funding request information documents. Not only will this aid your application, but it will inform you about the ramifications that each decision and option has, and will have, on your business.
As a minimum, the following should be in your information documents:
- Details of your business
- Past financials
- Overview of the purpose of the loan
- Forward projections
These are all rather obvious areas to report on, but of paramount importance is how they are assembled and the underlying quality of them – something we have considerable experience of and expertise in. The importance of first impressions can’t be stressed highly enough here, as you might only get one chance with particular investors or lenders. We can help your business make the most of that chance – simply fill out the contact form below to let us know what you need help with and we’ll be in touch as soon as possible.
Alpha Financials is not aligned-with, contracted to, and does not act as an agent, advisor or sponsor for any specific peer-to-peer lending network or financing organisation. Instead, we will pursue the funding source best suited to your needs.