MacDonald Ventures

How to Finance Anything

Innovative ways to finance business ventures abound:
  1. Leaning on suppliers for:
    1. research and development support
    2. longer credit terms
    3. financing inventory
    4. leasing equipment.
  2. Leaning on customers to: 
    1. prepay
    2. pay suppliers directly
    3. for minority loans.
  3. Approaching bankers for loans based on:
    1. inventory as collateral
    2. financing new orders
    3. seasonal lines of credit
    4. revolving lines of credit
    5. finance exports.
  4. Finding White Knights
    1. to shore up your shaky credit
    2. with expertise.
  5. Turning assets into cash
    1. royalty deals
    2. selling licenses or marketing rights
    3. selling a department
    4. selling equipment and leasing it back
    5. bartering
    6. borrowing against receivables.
  6. Finding equity and other long-term money
    1. from family and friends
    2. through networks
    3. from distributors
    4. through economic development grants and loans
    5. from foreign investors
    6. through new, small public offerings.

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