Financing Your Retail Business This December
Retail businesses tend to have low-profit margins, which means that having outside capital is critical to keeping your new company afloat this year. Fortunately, there are many sources of potential funding that might be available to your business.
Friends and Family Members May Be Willing to Help
It isn’t uncommon for entrepreneurs to ask their friends or family members to invest in their companies. This is true whether they are starting a retail business or any other type of firm. It’s important to note that outside investors will want a return on their capital regardless of how much they like or care about you as a person. Therefore, you will need to know how you will accomplish this goal before asking for their money.
Apply for a Personal Loan
A bank may be willing to lend you money based on your personal credit score and overall borrower profile. Alternatively, you can apply for a personal credit card to fund operations until your company starts to turn a profit. If your plan administrator allows you to do so, you may want to consider applying for a 401(k) loan.
Typically, you can borrow up to $50,000 without the need for a credit check, and the full balance is typically due within five years of the withdrawal date. It’s also worth noting that the full amount of each payment goes back into your retirement account as opposed to some other entity.
It can cost thousands of dollars to run a retail store each month, which means that you’ll need a significant amount of cash on hand to ensure it can remain open. A bank loan, an outside investment, or raiding your own personal savings may all make it possible to remain liquid. A financial adviser may be able to help you come up with additional methods of obtaining capital in a timely manner.
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