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5. Raising finance

What’s in this chapter for you

  • Know all the sources of potential finance
  • Calculate how much money you will need…
  • … and when you will need it
  • Weigh up the pros and cons

‘I knew I had a great business idea. Just knew it. My business plan was perfect but after just five minutes with a venture capitalist I realized that I was going to have to go back to the drawing board. She saw problems I had never dreamed of. But eight months later when I went back to her with a new improved plan I got three times as much start up capital as I originally asked for.’

– Stewart Hignett, magazine publisher

Know all the sources of potential finance

‘I spent a lot of time researching funding months before we started up! I spoke to a huge number ...

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