For some individuals, starting a business is a dream come true. As anyone who has been through this process can likely attest, there are many components that must be addressed to even get the business off the ground. In a previous post, we discussed one of those components—selecting the way it will be formed. In this post we will focus on another necessary element of starting a business. For almost any new business, securing funding is usually a priority.
The price tag associated with realizing the dream of starting one’s own company is not cheap. While there are those who have the personal wealth to back their own start up, this is not always the case. In situations such as these, would-be business owners may turn to investors to fund their endeavors.
According to some, many of the people who succeeded in securing funding for start-up businesses toward the end of last year did so because of the stock market. When the stock market is up, everyone—including investors—is prone to spending more than they otherwise might.
One investor said she felt comfortable investing in a young company because she felt a certain amount of security about her financial stability long-term.
Just how long the rapid fund raising that businesses took advantage of late last year will last, remains to be seen. The more erratic nature of the market since then could translate into fewer investors opting to take risks on start-ups. Only time will tell.
Regardless of how easy it is for a young business to raise the funds needed to make a go of it, it is important that the business takes the steps necessary to protect itself. Accordingly, working with a lawyer to make sure all of the bases are covered, is a good idea.