Finding funds to finance your projects is not at all easy these days. Indeed, investors are more and more reluctant to invest in new ideas. But what to do then to put all the chances on his side? And what are the different means of financing?
What are the points to consider when looking for financing?
To better convince investors, it is very important to propose an innovative and feasible project. Then, take the time to evaluate your needs to limit the debt. Indeed, at the outset, you should minimize expenses: materials, human resources, stocks, communication, etc. In short, you should acquire only the essentials. This is also a good way to make your project credible to investors.
In addition, you must also draw up a business plan. This is a detailed plan of your business with very concrete figures. If you want to seduce the financiers, you must develop a tangible plan!
Finally, you must have your own funds in your business. Today, ARCE (financial aid from Pôle emploi) and interest-free loans are considered as equity capital.
Note: In order to benefit from a bank loan, equity capital is mandatory, and must represent at least 30% of the necessary amount.
What are the different ways to finance business projects?
There are several means of financing, namely :
fund raising: you can encourage investors to buy a share in your company if the start-up funds are insufficient. This is one of the best financing solutions to reduce the need for financing.
Loans: you can apply for loans from microcredit organizations and banking institutions provided you have a solid project and a conceivable business plan.
crowdfunding: this type of financing has been gaining ground in France in recent years. In the majority of cases, the participants are private individuals.
Note: For bank loans, banks require collateral, such as pledges, collateral, mortgages, etc., as security.
And what about personal projects?
Currently, there are several alternatives for financing personal projects such as travel, buying real estate, buying a vehicle, etc. The most common ones are as follows:
The loan for projects known in advance: this is a classic consumer loan for studies, trips, renovation work, etc.
The loan for unforeseen purchases: this type of credit is reserved for unforeseen and emergency situations.
And the earmarked loan: it is dedicated for the purchase of this or that object or real estate. Thus, it cannot be used for any other purpose.