Do you need some capital to keep your business running? We have some questions to help you assess your social investment options
Before you start
- How will you pay the money back? Always ask yourself this question before considering any investment.
- Do you need some help to become more profitable?
What do you need the money for at this stage?
Trying to manage the gaps between being income and expenditure? There are a few options to create a healthier cashflow:
- Working capital: investment to ensure you have enough money when bills need to be paid.
- Bridging loan: an organisation has the money it needs to pay the bills but at certain times of year you might have less than expected so this standby/overdraft facility can be useful.
- Your organisation
- Friends and Family
- Customers: A customer that buys your products may be able to pay you earlier than usual to enable you to keep the organisation afloat.
- Social banks: Loans and overdraft facilities similar to those offered by high street banks
- Specialist social investors: Loans and standby money
- Money raised by members in a cooperative
Get the guide
This simple guide has lots of useful information for organisations looking for funding to keep going.