Forecasting paper and venture budgeting
1. Utilize Cash on Hand: This is an option for ventures that have a solid base of capital and are not looking to borrow or seek outside financing. If so, cash available could be used as a way to fund the start-up expenses. This approach would involve keeping expenses low while relying solely on the founder’s own capital to get the business off the ground.
2. Take out debt: Small loans using either a standard bank loan, or a credit line can be used to fund the initial stages of starting a business. This is useful for funding short term goals such as hiring employees or buying equipment. Based on creditworthiness, the amount required and other factors founders might be eligible for lower interest rates than when they use equity financing.
3. Venture Capital: Seeking investments from external investors (e.g., angel investors and venture capitalists) can provide larger sums of capital but also gives away part ownership in exchange for these funds—providing flexibility during difficult times without sacrificing too much control over their company’s direction down the road.. This type of investment may include assistance in marketing strategies that will help new ventures gain an advantage over their competitors, who might not have access to these resources through their internal team members or networks.
4. Combination Approach: A combination approach involves utilizing more than one method mentioned above based on urgency/time frame requirements associated with different business needs/activities – drawing both from cash reserves/debt as well as securing investments if necessary (where applicable). This combination approach allows businesses more flexibility in responding quickly to changing economic conditions that arise during launch phase; thus enabling them make informed decisions about which option best fits their respective risk tolerance level while staying within budget constraints at same time in order keep operations running smoothly between periods where there may not be fresh infusions of capital coming into business every month or quarter going forward once startup period is officially closed out – something potential lenders tend look favorably upon when evaluating start-ups seeking loan approvals.