First and foremost, if you are looking to find finance for your new business, it is necessary to remember that you are going to have to work that little bit harder in order to impress any lending body and secure relevant funds. Banks have really tightened their belt where lending to new businesses is concerned and you therefore have to prove that you will not be a risk to them.

This means preparing the very best business plan possible. You need to do your homework here: include excellent details of the marketing strategies that you have undertaken in the industry you are proposing to establish your business; make sure your profit and loss forecasts are based on as much sound evidentiary support as you can muster; and finally, outline the details of exactly what the business will be doing extremely clearly and in layman’s terms.

You cannot afford to leave any stone unturned when it comes to your business plan. The more professionally presented the plan is, the more likely you will be to secure finance to help you start your business.

Do remember to undertake as much market research into your business proposition as possible; at the end of the day, this highlights whether or not there is any call for the product or service you are offering. It might also present you with the opportunity to adjust your plans slightly, so as to fall more neatly in with the targeted niche or demographic you have in mind.